I kinda have a thing for cloth napkins. Whenever I’m in home decor stores I go straight for the textile section and look for lovely printed napkins. I adore a good pattern and I just love how cloth napkins can make a weekday dinner feel so much more special. It’s an easy entertaining trick that I almost always use when we have friend over for a meal. Since we always opt for a delicious home cooked meal on Valentine’s Day, I dressed up a set of white cotton napkins with some craft paint to create Valentine’s dinner ready napkins.
Wash and dry your napkins. Give them a quick press with an iron to remove any wrinkles. Place a scrap piece of fabric under one napkin in case the paint bleeds through. Starting at the top edge, use multi-surface craft paint to paint X’s and O’s in a horizontal line. I found it helpful to use a ruler as a guide as I was painting. Continue painting working your way down one row at a time. You can alternate between different sizes of X’s and O’s to create contrasting designs.
If the smaller X’s and O’s are too tedious for you, grab a little bit larger paint brush and paint a larger print. The best part about this project is that you don’t need any painting skills to make a festive set of napkins. And don’t worry if your rows don’t line up perfectly it adds to the charm!
Get some more last minute ideas for your sweetheart on my Valentine’s Day page.