Monday, November 25, 2013

Thankful Napkins

Day of the Doctor is over, so let me squeeze in some Thanksgiving themed stuff here! A few weeks ago was another Craft Night at Crazy Beans. We celebrated by decorating some napkins. I ordered the napkins from Save-on-Crafts and we painted them with some acrylic. To make them look really snazzy I made a bunch of stencils (with my trusty silhouette cameo) for all of our crafterinos to use. The stencil's varied from some birdies, leaves, 'give thanks' text and because it is no-shave november, I made a few mustaches.

Everyone had a lot of fun. I met some new people and enticed them with crafty wonderness! One guy just came in for coffee and looked around with a look on his face that said, "what the heck is going on in this coffee house?" And he left with a fabulous napkin. My friend Matt got a little creative and he made his own sayings. I'm proud of my friend Joe. He is not a big crafts person but he wanted to make one for his grandma so he soldiered on!

Would you like to make your own lovely napkin? Here is how! 

Materials & Tools
  • Burlap napkin
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stencils (optional)  
  • Foam brushes 
  • Cardboard 
  • Iron

  • Prepare the stencils and paint. Figure out what your design will be and what colors you want to use
  • Before you begin painting, place a piece of cardboard underneath the napkin (this helps prevent paint from getting all over your table) 
  • Place a stencil down and paint over your stencil gently! Then lift up the stencil. Repeat this step until you are satisfied with how your napkin looks! 
  • The next day, after your napkin is completely dry, iron it a little bit. This heat sets the paint and really helps melt it into the fabric. 


  1. The napkins came out really nice. Looks like a fun fun project. Visiting you from the Interactive Blogging Team, Etsy, and sending smiles your way.

    1. Jayne,
      thanks for stopping by! It is a fun and easy project to do.


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