While perusing Home Sense, I came across these crisp white dinner napkins on sale (not much of a sale), and thought I could whip up a little personalized house-warming gift for a friend who recently got a new place.
I first gathered my materials (which ended up changing... read on to see what unfortunate events took place).
I pre-washed & ironed each napkin, then went on a polka-dotting rampage (similar to my dresser) with Martha Stewart's 'wild salmon' paint.
Now, here's the unfortunate event: I wanted to use stamps to write a message on each napkin, but after mixing my gold paint with fabric medium (you would skip this step if you started with a fabric-friendly paint), i got my stamp, dipped it in, stamping out the excess on the plate, and carefully placed it on the napkin.
but... all I got was a blob that did not resemble an 'r' by any stretch of the imagination. It likened a dirty stain or skid mark (tmi?). I quickly tried to clean it up, and this is the best I could do...
Deciding to take the easy way out, I broke out a gold fabric pen (which was a JOY to deal with compared to the stamps!) and went to town, adding a snarky saying for each napkin.
I let them dry overnight, & ironed them under a cotton towel to set the paint.
Now, I have a cute set of napkins with a slightly split personality:
The other napkins had little sayings that ranged from things like:
wipe your face, dear.
there's something in your teeth.
your food won't run away.
to other saying that have a bit more sass, like:
raised by wolves.
of course it's socially acceptable to talk with a full mouth.
I had fun making these, and now I have a quirky set of napkins to give to my friend (who happens to love sarcasm as much as I do!).
I hope you have a wonderful day!