DIY Christmas Light Towels

These painted decorative towels are so festive!

DIY Christmas Light Towels
DIY Christmas Light Towels
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Are you running out of places at home to spread your Christmas cheer?  Think again, because these DIY Christmas Light Towels are a great way to add some holiday decor into a decoratively neglected part of your home. These DIY kitchen towels are a fun and easy painting craft that look absolutely adorable. The simple string lights design is easy to replicate and just screams Christmastime. This project takes plain, otherwise boring dish towels and turns them into simple yet festive decorative pieces that you can proudly hang on your cabinets' handles.

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Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueHome Decor



HolidayChristmas, New Year's, Winter

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Dish towels, ironed and free of creases
  • Pencil
  • Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint, black and assorted colors


  1. Fold the dish towel in half and lay on a flat surface. Use the pencil to draw the light cord, making loops across the towel in two rows.

  2. Trace the pencil marks with black Tulip paint.

  3. Determine your desired order of colors. Every approximate inch along the black cord, paint an oval shape, alternating colors all the way across the towel. This creates the colored "bulbs."

  4. Once all of the bulbs have been painted, use the black paint again to connect the bulbs to the cord, painting a small square "fixture" over the top of the oval.

  5. Set aside to dry overnight before using.

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