On our occasional search for a fun and fancy DIY, we came across this post (http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/diy-quote-napkins/) for lettering your own linen napkins. We couldn’t wait to give it a try, and were inspired by one of our own favorite quotes by Sigmund Freud, “Time spent with cats is never wasted.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Pencils with a good eraser
- A straight edge or ruler
- Stencils for decorative lettering
- Fabric markers or paint pens
- Linen napkins
With a pencil, lightly lay out the area you want to stencil on so you end up with even lettering – don’t worry, you can erase these marks later. Then use the pencil to stencil in your quote. The trick is to use pencil first so that you can erase any mistakes. Once you’re happy with the layout, go over your words with the fabric pen and if required, heat set the lettering.
We put our quotes on napkins, but you could use a pillowcase, a placemat or even an apron. The possibilities are endless (just make sure the material won’t buckle or become tarnished by the fabric pen.) The quotes or inspirational words are totally up to you, but here a few of our faves to get you started.
“Cats, like butterflies, need no excuse.” - Robert A. Heinlein
“Happy is the home with at least one cat” – Italian Proverb
“A meow massages the heart.” – Stuart McMillan
Now all that’s left to do is invite your friends over for dinner, and surprise them with these adorable custom napkins!