Am I the last one to understand what ombre is? Did anyone else think it just meant man or dude?
Hombre is like saying “Hey man!” The H is silent. (via Yahoo Answers)
Ombre is the graduation of color in a garment, like when a fabric is very dark at one end and gradually lightens. (via wiseGEEK)
*So embarrassed.* Ahem, moving on…
A couple of weeks back I stumbled (via Pinterest I think) onto Jennifer’s Painted Ombre Flour Sack Towels:
Aren’t they purdy?! I loved the ombre gradation of colour on each of them so much that when I made our Numbered Flour Sack Towels last week, I decided to make myself one of these too.
And just like Jennifer said, it was easy peasy!
DIY Ombre Dish Towels
On a clean flour sack towel, create a stencil of sorts for your stripes with painter’s tape.
Using fabric paint (or paint + fabric medium), paint your bottom stripe first.
For each subsequent stripe add a bit more white paint to your coloured paint.
Voila! Your ombre (not hombre!) striped flour sack towel!
(*Be sure to follow the label/instructions for how long to let dry and how to set the fabric paint before you wash it!)
Now my only problem is; I’m wishing I made more!
Have you diy’d any towels lately? Ombred up your hair? (I’m not making it up – I’ve seen it!) Please tell me I’m not the only one who got ombre mixed up with hombre!