August 29, 2020

easy to make monogrammed napkins

While reorganizing my napkin drawers recently, I came across this set of stenciled monogrammed napkins I made for an article that appeared in Country Sampler Farmhouse Style last summer. 

I was working on creating a summery tablescape for them, and they requested that I include a DIY project to go along with this red, white and blue farmhouse table 

I love a good little stenciling project, so I found a pretty monogram stencil kit from Martha Stewart that was perfect for what I had in mind. I also purchased blue and red fabric paint at the craft store. A set of pretty vintage white damask napkins from my collection were absolutely suitable for this paint project. 

Have you ever stenciled before? It’s really so easy.  

  • The key is to tape down the stencil with masking tape or painter’s tape so it does not move.  
  • Another import thing to keep in mind is not to have very much paint on your stencil brush 
  • Keep a paper towel on hand to dab away extra paint before you apply it to your fabric. 
  • Use an up-and-down tapping movement to apply the paint. This was you get sort of an airbrushed look, and paint doesn’t get under the stencil to ruin your design. 

It may sound like you have woodpeckers in the house, but the result is worth it!  

The kit I bought came with every letter and a few different options for borders. I used our last name initial for each of these napkins, but it would also be fun to stencil each family member’s first name initial.  

A handmade project like this would also make a great gift! 

Info on monogrammed napkin supplies: StencilBrushes, and Paint

Overall, this is a fun project anyone could do over the weekend. What do you think? Not so hard, right? You'll get another peek at these napkins next week at a new table setting! 

ciao! fabiana 

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