After a bit of late night 'surfing' I came across these fab DIY beach towels thanks to the clever Kelly at StudioDIY. They were far too much fun not to share. I'm off to have a play.
I've listed her suggestions below:
Kelly suggests to go with the brighter/richer colours are they bleach best, rather than the softer blues and pinks.
What you'll need:
- Spray Bottle
- Cardstock (one sheet for each letter)
- Protective Cover for Surface and Beach Towel (I used scrap cardboard)
1. Decide what phrase you want to write on your towel. Kelly typed out what I wanted in a large bold font (Bebas, size 500 or so) and printed out one letter per sheet of cardstock. She then cut out the letters to make a stencil being sure to save any “holes” from letters like D, A or O.
2. Mix a solution of half bleach and half water in your spray bottle. Lay out your towel in a well ventilated area on top of cardboard or another protective surface.
3. Cut down the cardstock around the letters so you can place each letter as close to the next as desired (see above) and line up your words on your towel. Cover all other exposed areas of the towel with scrap cardstock or cardboard. "As you can see, on the blue one, I didn’t cover it as well and there was some bleach splatters. I actually kind of liked how it looked, so I kept it, but for a more clean look, cover EVERYTHING!"
4. Put on rubber gloves and spray the bleach solution over the letters evenly and let the bleach do it’s thing for about 10-15 minutes or until the color is bleached to your liking. After that, still while wearing the gloves, remove the cardboard and stencils.
5. Bring the towel to a bathtub or laundry sink and rinse out the bleach really well under the water.
6. Finally throw the towel in the laundry and wash it (with detergent) and then dry it in the dryer. Tada!
Sounds pretty straight forward to me...I'm definitely going to give this one a go.
Would love to hear if you've tried this?
All images via StudioDIY