How to Make Leaf-Print Napkins for Your Holiday Table

comments (6) November 14th, 2013     

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Dress up your holiday table with these harvest-colored napkins.
If youre new to this, you might want to practice on some test scraps first.
I chose autumnal colors for my leaves, but shades of green would be pretty, too!
Dress up your holiday table with these harvest-colored napkins.

Dress up your holiday table with these harvest-colored napkins.

Photo: Kayte Terry
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3. Put a small amount of fabric paint on a sponge brush and daub the back of the leaf to coat.

  Place the leaf on your fabric, then roll over the entire leaf with a brayer to print it. Don't roll too hard!

4. Flip the leaf over, and lay it on fabric as desired. Roll a brayer over the leaf to print it. If you have never done this before, you might want to practice on a few scraps of test fabric first.

5. Continue with the design as desired. Let the paint dry, then iron on the wrong side of the fabric to set the paint.

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Comments (6)

PureHOMEandBODY writes: These are pretty! I'm going to try this with darker colored napkins and brighter colors so they won't show stains so much.
Posted: 6:13 pm on November 14th
fahmsana writes: amazing
Posted: 2:36 pm on July 30th
Nodan writes: It's great ideas. But it's too easy to soil the clean napkin.
Posted: 4:37 am on February 5th
BeadyLittleEyes writes: I am going to have to give this a try. Thanksgiving is really the only holiday that I use my dining room table.
Posted: 5:32 pm on August 31st
Grandmagwen writes: I have used metallic gold and copper on deep red and on burgandy materials. Love it too.
Posted: 8:37 pm on November 19th
BrickHouseFabrics writes: I had some similar, done with metallic gold paint for the fall... I loved them!
Posted: 2:47 pm on August 3rd
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