Silhouette Napkin Art

Follow the directions below to complete this DIY cloth napkin project from HGTV Magazine.

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Silhouette Napkin Art

Vie Block Print and Leti Block Print 22" x 22" napkins, $5 each, and Liam Grey Stripe 22" x 22" napkin, $10, all crateandbarrel.com; Black fabric: Springs Creative Natural Charm cotton broadcloth in black, $3.50 per yard, onlinefabricstore.net

Photo by: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Philip Friedman/Studio D

Materials Needed

  • black cotton fabric
  • cloth napkins
  • art canvas
  • paper-backed fusible webbing
  • iron
  • photo (profile view)
  • printer and standard printing paper
  • tape
  • scissors
  • staple gun

Step 1

Cut a piece of black cotton fabric the same size as your canvas. Iron a piece of paper-backed fusible webbing, like Wonder-Under ($3 per yard, joann.com), on it—it will turn the fabric into an iron-on appliqué. Set it aside.

Step 2

Take a profile photo, size it on your computer to fit nicely on the canvas, and print it onto paper.

Step 3

Tape the printout to the fabric and cut out the image to create a silhouette.

Step 4

Remove the backing from the fusible webbing and iron the silhouette onto the center of a napkin, following the package instructions.

Step 5

Wrap the napkin around the canvas; secure it to the back with a staple gun.

crafting by Madeline Jacobs

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