It’s time for another round of Craft Lightning with my friends from 30 Minute Crafts and The Country Chic Cottage! I love coming up with quick crafts, and I love Halloween crafts, so I am really excited about this project: a super-fast and easy (and really cheap) Jack-o-lantern towel!
To make one, you will need:
- Orange towel
- Cereal box
- Xacto knife
- Repositionable spray adhesive
- Masking tape
- Black spray paint
It all started when I was on a Halloween-stuff-gathering mission to Dollar Tree. I ended up walking around the store as throwing every orange item I could find into my cart, including this microfiber bar mop. Which will also work well as a nice, fuzzy, absorbent hand towel!
On a piece of recycled cardboard (a cereal box or other similar box works well) draw a Jack-o-lantern face with a marker. Use an Xacto knife to cut out the features.
Spread out the towel. Spray the back side of the cardboard stencil with repositionable adhesive and wait for it to dry completely, then press it firmly onto the towel with the face lined up where you want it. (If you don’t wait for the adhesive to dry it will make the towel sticky!)
Use masking tape and newspaper to mask off the rest of the towel. The only place orange should be showing is through the stencil.
Spray the stencil with black spray paint. This will probably take at least 3 or 4 coats depending how absorbent your towel is.
When the paint is dry, carefully peel away the stencil and masking to reveal your design!
Do you LOVE Halloween as much as I do? Then you need to check out these other awesome projects from some of my crafty pals!