Put away all those décor magazines you’ve been browsing and make your own beautiful things to hang on the walls. You don’t have to spend big bucks or be an artist to have pretty things for your home. As a matter of fact, something as simple as a washcloth can become your new décor piece for the bathroom. A framed washcloth is a beautiful thing! Maybe you aren’t totally convinced, but after you finish this easy project, you’ll be proud to display the simple but gorgeous washcloth art.
Tulip brand and similar fabric paints, which dispense from a squeeze-tube, are perfect for creating the design you want on the ordinary washcloth. Since they’re available in many colors and types, like glitter, metallic or pearl-tone, you’ll find it easy to create a washcloth picture that coordinates with the theme and/or colors of your bathroom.
Use a thick washcloth or thinner version, depending upon what you have. Keep in mind, though, the picture frame you will be using. It must be able to accommodate the washcloth you’ve chosen. Also, the frame should be one that’s perfectly square. It can be larger than the washcloth, with a mat to frame the cloth, or the washcloth can be the same size as the frame.
Lay the washcloth out flat on a table and use the paints to write or draw on it. Write a simple word like “BATH” or draw a picture of a claw-foot tub. Can’t draw? Use stencils. The paints dispense in lines perfect for drawing. Or, you can use a small brush to color in areas on the picture and bold lines to outline the images. Allow the paint to dry completely. If you’ve used thick lines in the design this could take a couple of days.
Remove the backing and glass of the picture frame. Save the glass for another project. Attach the washcloth to the backing by using double-sided tape or another adhesive. You can add embellishments to the frame to enhance the look. Embellishments that work well on a washcloth include satin bows and ribbons, dried flowers, cloth appliques, buttons, foam shapes and pom-poms.
After creating the design on the washcloth, framing it, then hanging it up on the wall, you’ll see that a simple washcloth can be a uniquely gorgeous décor piece!