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I keep thinking of 2 ways to begin this Fun Friday post. First, it is swimming season. Can you have enough towels? My kids used to drag them through the dirt while they were wet, so they needed to be washed daily. Second, since it is that swimming time of year, I thought I would personalize some beach towels for my grandchildren, but my first idea didn't go so well. The idea that I am going to blog about today came about as I tried to fix my first mistake. I came up with this fun project that your kids can help you with! For Fun Friday, decorate some beach towels with fabric markers.
Recently I have been finding new ideas for using my heat gun. One idea I saw was to to embossing on fabric. One person said that she had personalized beach towels. When I tried it, it wasn't as successful as I would have hoped. The embossing powder blew around on the fabric and that caused a mess around the letters on the towel. Since that happened, I have been racking my brain for a way to rescue the towel. I got these towels for just $6.99 at Target, but I still didn't want to waste them! Then, I saw my fabric markers and decided to try to outline the letters with a fabric marker. What a difference!
Now I want to do towels for all of my grandchildren! I had two more towels ready to go on hand, so I did them for my other 2 grandchildren who live in town. I didn't do any glittery embossing powder, but I just used the fabric markers to decorate them. You can use stencils or free hand them. Make pictures or other decorations with the colorful markers. If your kids are old enough, they can decorate their own towel.
I used Tulip brand fabric markers. They come in a variety of tips and vibrant colors. They also dried quickly so there was no wait time. Emily was able to use hers at swimming lessons the same day.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!