Last month I moved into my new house (yay!) and am having fun decorating and making this house my home. Last year I discovered Lindsay Letters and just knew I had to have some of her beautiful calligraphy work throughout my new home. Have you seen Lindsay Letters? You guys… so awesome! I’m obsessed. So imagine my delight when I realized that I already owned a Lindsay Letters piece. It’s a tea towel from Mary & Martha (another obsession of mine!) that says “They broke bread in their homes with glad and sincere hearts.” LOVE! This big beautiful tea towel is just too amazing to hide in a drawer or to be draped over the oven handle. So I decided it needed to be its own piece of art to hang in my kitchen.

This is so easy I’m almost embarrassed. All you need is an awesome tea towel, a blank canvas, and thumbtacks.

I already owned the towel, so I just jumped over to Pat Catans and bought me some thumbtacks and a canvas to fit my towel. Five minutes and $9 was all it took!

I laid out the towel face down and placed the canvas over it:

Thumbtacks easily hold the towel to the canvas:

And voila! Easy and beautiful tea towel art.

If you love this, check out then click “shop” and search for “tea towel.” You’ll find several amazing towels to choose from, including the one I used and another Lindsay Letters design.

Have a great day!

9 Comments on Tea Towel Art

  1. Tammy
    March 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh I love this idea and since I'm a southern girl, I love tea towels but never thought about doing this. I have some that have been embroidered by my great grandmother and won't use them because they are delicate. Here is a way to display them.

  2. Clare Speer
    March 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow – you are talented! Love this – and great idea!

  3. Laura Prater
    March 5, 2015 at 9:32 pm (3 years ago)

    You are so creative! I love this idea!

  4. Sarah Ann
    March 6, 2015 at 3:19 am (3 years ago)

    This is such a cute idea! I am currently looking for some DIY art, and this is great! I'm stopping by from Christian Woman Blogs and am now a new follower.

  5. Tanya @ Moms Small Victories
    March 9, 2015 at 1:07 am (3 years ago)

    This is so creative and great! Stopping by from Mommy Monday and hope you linked up with Small Victories Sunday linkup too.

  6. Melissa Haag
    March 19, 2015 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great idea! I love pretty tea towels, but the design gets ruined so quickly when you use them, this is a great way to enjoy AND preserve them.

  7. Mrs. Lauren
    July 19, 2015 at 6:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I absolutely adore this! What size canvas did you use? Does the tea towel design cover the entire towel, or did you have to trim some off? Thanks! 🙂

    • carissashaw
      July 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm (3 years ago)

      No, I didn't need to trim any off with this towel. It worked really well!

  8. Kristin
    October 12, 2016 at 2:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this idea! I just ordered my tea towel! Do you remember what size you went with it canvas?!


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