Last week I shared on instagram these fun West Elm style monogram towels I made. I love West Elm’s monograms, they are large and modern and not stuffy or preppyish. I thought it would be fun to make my own set of monogramed tea towels.
I used this set of 3 IKEA towels that are the perfect yellow and tan/grey. Stripes are just happy, almost as happy as polka dots. And at only $5.99 for all 3 towels, that’s a steal.
I simply made 3 freezer paper stencil’s using my Cricut machine, but you could easily trace and cut out your monogram with an x-acto knife. If you are lucky enough to own a Cricut, here’s how I cut freezer paper stencils. Cut of piece of freezer paper to fit your cutting mat. Place the freezer paper shiny side down on the mat. Set the pressure to 3, blade depth to 4, and the speed can be on 5. Then cut just as you would with any other paper. The stencils come out beautifully every time.
I was away for the last 4 days to our Church’s Women’s Retreat. My BBF was in charge of the event this year and I was on the planning committee. It was a lot of work, but the whole weekend turned out amazing. I was in charge of the craft, so I taught the ladies how to make these towels. There ended up being over 50 women for the craft session. It was a little crazy with that big of a group, but they all came away with some really cute towels.