Flag Inspired Napkin
Hi, I’m Jess from Everyday Party Magazine, I love DIY’s and parties! I am so excited to share my US Flag inspired napkin today!
I made several of these napkins in less than an hour for our family Memorial Day cookout. And, sadly, I don’t have any left, because they all got taken by my friends and family at the party!
Heavy weight cotton fabric
Tulip soft fabric paint in red and blue
Star Stickers or cut out Vinyl, I used my Cricut to cut out inexpensive vinyl stars
(2) Foam paint brushes
I like to gather my supplies before I start a project, so I know I am fully prepared and don’t have to go hunting around mid project. I had leftover canvas drop cloth fabric leftover from another project, so I washed it with mild detergent, and no fabric softener prior to starting this project. I began by cutting rough edge rectangles from the fabric. (I thought I would iron a hem into the fabric, but I really liked the rough edge better) Once they were all cut to about the same size, I was using rough measurements and cuts, remember, I ironed each one.
After they were all ironed, I applied my painter’s tape to the cloth to keep the white stripes from being painted.
Then, I was able to paint the red stripes onto the fabric. I allowed the red to dry on each napkin while I moved on to painted the next one. After the paint had dried almost all the way, I carefully peeled back the tape.
After the red was completely dry, in just a few minutes, I taped the area around for the blue part of the flag. I added the cut star vinyl at this point too. Be sure to press the stars on really well, you don’t want them to move around while you paint.
Next, paint the blue.
Once the blue is dry-ish to the touch, carefully peel up the stars and tape. That’s it!
Since I made mine with canvas, they were super heavy duty and cleaned up messes with ease, and wash really easily! We even used one as a photo prop for my mom’s chihuahua!
Thanks so much to SugarBee Crafts for hosting me today! I’d love to have you visit my blog, Everyday Party Magazine and check out more of our DIY’s and inspiration!
Thanks again for having me!