If your mother likes to entertain, she can never have too many cloth napkins on hand. It is easy to transform basic white napkins into a personalized set with Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Paint and a pretty letter stencil. They'll even hold up well in the washer so she can use them again and again!
- Cotton cloth dinner napkins
- Foam brush
- Masking or painter's tape
Position the stencil in the corner of the napkin and tape in place. Use a small amount of paint on a foam brush and apply an even layer to the stencil using a blotting motion until covered. Remove stencil and let dry.
Run a strip of tape along the hem of the napkin. Run your finger along the edge of the tape to make sure it's flush to the napkin -- this will prevent any paint from seeping through. Apply an even layer of paint along the edge of the napkin below the tape. Let dry and add a second coat if necessary so that none of the white napkin shows through. Repeat this process for the other edges of the napkin.
A set of four or six napkins wrapped in a pretty bow will be sure to wow your mom!