Doily Stamped Valentine's Day Tea Towels - The BEST Gifts!

4 Materials
60 Minutes
All you need are some inexpensive heart doilies and craft paint to make beautiful tea towels, napkins, and even t-shirts that are perfect gifts for Valentine's Day! Check out how easy these are to make, and don't miss my other simple Valentine's Day projects !
It turns out doilies make the perfect stencils!
Supplies: For this project you'll need heart doilies (I would recommend higher quality paper doilies from the craft store vs. the dollar store variety which tend to be very thin), fabric paint (I love Martha Stewart multi-surface acrylic craft paint which acts like a fabric paint and is permanent on fabric), foam brushes or pouncers, and cloth tea towels or napkins.
Step 1: To make the heart print, lay the doily down on the tea towel or napkin where you would like the print to be and then use your foam brush and craft paint to apply a light layer of paint to the inside of the doily. Use an up and down blotting motion and be careful not to get paint outside the doily!
Step 2: Once you've covered all the doily holes with paint, carefully lift up the doily to reveal the design! Repeat with other hearts, using different sizes and even overlapping the designs if you like!
Here are a few tea towel examples for some inspiration.
Packaged up with a bow they make the perfect Valentine's Day gift!
You can also make a special set of Valentine's Day napkins - so easy!
If you like this idea, don't miss my other simple and festive Valentine's Day craft ideas !

Suggested materials:

  • Heart doilies   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Tea towels   (Amazon)
  • Foam brushes   (Hobby Lobby)
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Design Improvised | Haeley Giambalvo
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Reeny Reeny on Feb 02, 2017
    Are these towels/napkins washable after the paint is applied?

  • Mandy Mandy on Jan 13, 2020

    Could you please link to Valentine’s Day craft ideas? It’s loading for Christmas.


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