Custom Graphic Towels

Custom Graphic Towels

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 9th 2014

I like those stripe-y, tassel-y monogrammed towels as much as (or more than) the next girl. I just usually don't like the price tag. So when I saw these blank ones for 5.99 for the pair I was excited to make them just as gorgeous as the high end ones by monogramming them myself. And I was amazed by how easy they were to make. I really only needed one tool...Americana Decou-Page Photo Transfer Medium.

Items Needed:

  • Cloth
  • Paint Brush
  • Towels
  • Laser Copies (reverse Image Of Letters, Numbers Or Words)


I printed a laser copy of our initial in reverse and then cut it out around the edges.

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Then I covered the cut out completely with the medium.

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Once it was thoroughly covered I placed it onto my towel and allowed it to dry for 24 hours.

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After 24 hrs, I placed a wet rag over the paper backing. Allow the image to be saturated completely.

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Once it's completely saturated you will gently rub to remove the paper backing and your transferred image will be left behind.

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After all of the paper is removed you will be left with the transfer of your image. Honestly, once I was done removing most of the paper I just went ahead and tossed the towel in with the rest of the wash. This helped remove any of the remaining paper. That, and I was curious how well this would hold up in the wash before I did my other towel. I guess you'd say I'm kind of lazy and I knew there was no way I was going to be taking any special care of these towels once they were done.

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I'm happy to say these towels have been laundered a few times now and they are holding up just great. I am loving the way they look in our new bathroom. And I'm even happier to say that I did two of these towels, plus the supplies, for less than one monogrammed towel. The best part is, this one looks just as good!

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