Summer is in full swing and I am enjoying every bit of it! Hope you are too! How about making some cute DIY shell print napkins?? In the summer we always have friends over for BBQ’s, so these will be great for a dinner table. But not only for that. They can make cute little place mats or table cloths as well. I chose green because it just fits in with the rest of my decor really well, but I could see these come out really pretty in indigo blue as well.
DIY Shell Print Napkins
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What I have used:
white fabric napkins 40cm x 40cm [15inches]
[I have used acrylic paint on fabric before and it was the only paint I had at home, so I decided to go with it]
plate & paint brush
tea towel [to put underneath the napkin while printing]
Put a tea towel underneath your napkin or fabric. Lay out the napkin bottom up.
Brush the paint on your shell.
Pick a spot for your print and lift up the napkin and place shell underneath the napkin. This is the right side.
Press down the fabric firmly, rubbing slowly over shell.
Lift up napkin, remove shell and repeat all steps for more prints.
Tip: Don’t brush too much paint on the shell to avoid bleeding through. With little paint, you also won’t have to worry about getting your design messed up when putting down the napkin in between prints. You might get your tea towel stained though, so you will want to use an old one.
Once it’s all completely dry, iron the napkins on the left side up to seal paint and you’re done!
Are you ready to make your own napkins?? What I love about printing my own napkins or table cloths is, that you can use so many things to print with. Just look around your house and try out what you find on a piece of paper and then get started!!
Anyways, wishing you a great day 😉
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