I wanted to transform these plain cotton napkins into something special for Chanukah. Taking the idea of the number of nights we light the menorah (eight nights) I embellished my napkins with the numbers one through eight.
It was an easy process...
I printed out the numbers from my computer (I love the numerals in the font "Engravers") and bought some Tulip brand dimensional fabric paint in gold. Using carbon paper, I traced the number onto the fabric and filled it in using the thin tip. A paint brush was handy for getting into little areas that needed smoothing.
This idea can be done with any sort of design. Using inexpensive napkins (I found mine at a discount store for 50 cents each) you can write your guest's name, add a flourish, or a simple graphic pattern--the possibilities are endless!