Are you looking for a quick and easy craft for Mother’s Day? These Stenciled Napkins are perfect to make Mom this year! Not only do moms like handmade gifts, these napkins are easy enough that kids an make them too!
You can do this one of two ways, you can purchase white linen napkins and stencil. OR you can purchase tea towels, cut and hem them and then stencil. If you are handy with a sewing machine, it will be much cheaper to buy and cut the tea towels. I will walk you through the stenciling in this tutorial.
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Here’s what you need to create your own Stenciled Napkins:
Flour Sack Kitchen Towels OR white linen napkins (I purchased these tea towels at Target and they are 4 for $4.)
Stencils (I used Martha Stewart stencils purchased from Michaels.)
Multi Purpose Craft Paint (I used the Americana brand from Michaels which can be used on fabric.)
Foam stencil brushes
These are the towels from Target. Open up the towels and cut into quarters. Then I hemmed the unfinished edges on my sewing machine. This whole process took me 10 minutes. Again, I’m not going to go into detail. If you have questions, feel free to email me.
Place a piece of paper behind the area of fabric you are stenciling. The paint will bleed through the fabric and you will need to protect the surface you are working on.
Place the stencil on the area you want to paint. Tape over any areas of the stencil that are close to the area you are painting so you don’t accidentally bleed the paint.
Begin by dipping you foam stencil brush in the paint. Dab off the excess paint on a paper towel BEFORE you begin stenciling. Again, you are trying to avoid the paint bleeding around the stencil.
Carefully begin dabbing the stencil from the middle towards the outside. Continue this process until you have covered the entire area you are stenciling.
Remove the stencil and set aside the napkin to dry.
These Stenciled Napkins turned out so cute! This is a great project to get the kids involved in. Of course, they will require supervision to make sure the entire house does not end up painted in the process.
I made a couple of different ones to show you some different designs.
Super easy and quick!
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