Potato-Stamped Napkins

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I saw napkins like these in a shop the other day, and realized that they would probably be pretty easy to make at home. After some research, I quickly figured out that potato-stamping was the way to go. I had never heard of the technique before, but it was surprisingly easy and exactly what I wanted. It allowed me to carve the exact shape I wanted, and made my napkins truly one of a kind. Here’s how you can potato-stamp your own napkins at home.

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Gather supplies. You’ll need: A russet potato, sharp knife, set of napkins, fabric paint, and a foam brush.

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Cut the end off of your potato. Then begin to cut your shape – carve into the potato about 1/2″.

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Make sure your cuts are crisp and all excess potato is pulled off. Level off stamping surface as much as possible to avoid having big gaps in your stamp.

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Brush a thin layer of paint onto your stamp and press firmly onto the napkin.  Hold for a couple seconds, and lift off as smoothly as possible.

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Allow to dry for several hours before using. As long as you’ve used permanent fabric paint, your napkins should be completely machine washable. Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. 3 July 2014 / 12:01 pm

    oooh these look fantastic!! I’m definitely going to give this a go 🙂

  2. 4 July 2014 / 1:10 pm

    Such a great and simple idea!:)