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Holiday Tea Towels | DIY Crafts
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Holiday Tea Towels | DIY Crafts

designed by crimson duvall

DIY Christmas tea towels! Customize these fun cat tea towels using DecoArt's Holiday Colors Acrylic Paint Set.

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Acrylic Paint Sets

  • Holiday Colors Acrylic Paint Set (BD8MSSHC)

Designers Brush Sets

  • Beginner Set (DABK33-K)

Stencils on a Ring

  • Funky Flair (AS502)

Other supplies

  • transfer paper (optional)
  • scissors
  • cardboard (wood board or t-shirt form)
  • masking tape
  • blue colored pencil
  • tea towel (2- white)
  • small flat brush
  • Beginner Set


NOTES: Stencil brushes are optional. Before painting on fabric, launder to remove fabric sizing, dry without fabric softener and iron if necessary.

  1. Start with two white tea towels and the Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic colors: Blue Bird, Green Beret, Red Barn, Cotton Ball
    Step 0 Example
  2. Smooth out any wrinkles and affix tea towels onto a cardboard form with masking tape. This keeps the towels from moving or bunching while painting. Print out patterns and position the designs on the tea towels.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut out the words "nice/naughty" to use as a guide for your Funky Flair Stencils-On-A-Ring.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Find the needed stencil letters and position on towels. Affix with masking tape to prevent them from moving.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a blue colored pencil, trace inside the letters for "nice" and "naughty". (Optional: Paint letters using a stencil brush and appropriate paint color.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Cut out head shapes, holly and candy canes of the templates.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Trace the outline of each template onto the tea towels. Draw on interior details of each design. (Optional: use transfer paper to trace on designs.)
    Step 6 Example
  8. Using the liner brush and Green Beret Multi Surface Satin Acrylic, paint the outline of the word "naughty". Fill in the word using a small flat brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Paint holly and cat's pupils with Green Beret. Paint the holly berries using Red Barn.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Add a touch of Red Barn to Cotton Ball to create a soft pink. Use this to paint the cat's nose and inner ears.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Outline the cat and paint the irises with the Blue Bird using a liner brush. Use a cap lid dipped in Red Barn (or any other tool) to create dots on the background.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Fill in shapes with Red Barn.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Using Cotton Ball and a liner brush, paint highlights onto some areas such as the holly leaves, berries, cat's pupils, nose and wording. Allow to dry.
    Step 12 Example
  14. For the "nice" tea towel, following the same steps as before, paint the word nice and the candy canes with using Red Barn. Outline the cat with Blue Bird and dip your cap into Green Beret to create the background dots. Use the same pink mixture for the cat's nose and inner ears.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Using Cotton Ball and a liner brush, add highlights onto wording, candy canes and cat's nose.
    Step 14 Example
  16. These tea towels are sure to put a smile on your face each time you look at them. They also make a fun gift for someone special who enjoys our fickle, furry friends.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Scroll to the top of the page and click "Make It Now!" to purchase the Holiday Colors Acrylic Paint Set used to create these festive tea towels!
    Step 16 Example
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