I told you about one of my favorite holiday traditions in the Farmhouse Kitchen at Christmas post. Annual cookie day was even more special this year because of our special guest Ava! She didn’t help much, but she did get her first taste of our favorite Sugar Cookies!
(Sorry Mom and Whitney for posting this picture again)
I’ll show you how I made this tea towel for mom, now she can display our favorite recipe for everyone to enjoy during the holidays. Hey Mom, maybe they will write it down and you won’t have to make them any more?! Probably not!
This project begins with this recipe that belonged to my Step-Dad’s mother, Christine. I never did get to meet her, but if she was half as sweet as her sugar cookies, I bet she was a real gem!
Mom is pretty protective of this special recipe card, hand written by Christine over 60 years ago. I had to practically pry it out of her hands when I asked to borrow it. She made me promise her I would bring it back in the same condition she loaned it to me in!
Glass window and a bright day
Sharpie (with a sharp tip)
Copier or office supply store
I started by enlarging the recipe card to the desired size. I used our home printer and enlarged the recipe card to about 150%.
I needed the print dark enough to see through the tea towel when I traced it so I used a fine point sharpie to darken the font on my “copy” then I taped it to the sliding glass door at a comfortable height so I could trace it.
Next, fold your tea towel so only the area you want to add the recipe to is exposed. Next carefully tape the towel to the window covering the copied recipe card.
Word of Caution – be sure to keep your tea towel pulled tight as you trace the recipe card. If not your copied words will look distorted.
To keep your transfer from washing away try washing the tea towel in very cold water with 1/2 cup of iodized salt. The salt prevents the color from bleeding. Add 1 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle in order to further set the print and prevent the marker from fading.
This is a very simple project that even kids could help with. Be sure to pin this idea, so you have it for next year! And if you are really loving what I do, follow me on Pinterest for more fun DIY ideas and inspirations.