Versatility is key at this time of year, especially with how busy we all are. Not only do tea towels always come in handy when entertaining, but they also double as cute decoration. What’s not to love about a two in one craft?! So whether you’re hanging these in your kitchen, using for a holiday party, or gifting, these DIY Christmas tea towels are a holiday essential! Here’s how to make them in a few easy steps:
If you are making a set of towels, it helps to create a color palette of 3-4 colors so that even if you use different stencils, they still look cohesive. I used traditional Christmas colors, but then mixed the white with a bit of red to create a holiday pink!
Place something (cardboard, etc) between the layers of your towel to keep the paint from bleeding through. Remove the backing from your stencil and position on the towel. Apply the paint with the foam pouncers. You won’t need a lot of paint. Too much will cause bleed through, making the lines of your stencil blurry instead of crisp.
When design is fully painted, remove stencil, and let dry. While your towel is drying, clean your stencil and reposition on the backing so you can reuse later.
All Martha Stewart paints and stencils are available exclusively at Michaels and if you’re entertaining this holiday season, Martha also makes an amazing holiday tea set (found here). You could also bundle it up with the tea towels for the perfect gift!