This post was sponsored by Testors Craft. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Have you ever looked for a napkin design, but just couldn’t find what you were looking for? As a linen lover, I am always in search of interesting patterns and textures. But, when I can’t find something that I am looking for, I simply make my own. Today, I am sharing this simple DIY painted napkin project using fabric spray paint from Testors Craft. You can literally add fun design elements to any fabric napkin within 5 minutes or less. Now, that is a craft I can get behind. Keep scrolling for the complete how-to.
We chose a simple Fall color palette, working with burnt orange fabric napkins and crisp white spray paint. We love spray paint from Testors Craft as it doesn’t require a heat seal, can be used for small designs or full coverage, and is dry to the touch within 30 minutes. Currently, you can find this fabric spray paint in white, pink, blue, yellow, red, black and white.
How to Spray Paint Fabric Napkins
- Fabric napkins in your choice of color
- Painter’s Tape
- Fabric Paint from Testors Craft
1. Create your design or pattern on the front of your fabric napkin using painter’s tape. Cut the tape to create various widths as needed. Ensure that the tape is fully adhered to the napkin’s surface to prevent unintended paint bleeding. For our design, we created simple block patterns, but you can literally create any pattern. Alternative design options for DIY spray painted napkins include using a stencil, fully coating a white napkin in a single color of spray paint, or layering colors while wet for a unique, one of a kind coloring.
2. Now that you have created your design or pattern, it’s time to paint! Using a can of fabric spray paint from Testors Craft, begin to add color to your fabric napkin. We have found that holding the fabric spray paint approximately 12 inches from your fabric, and moving from one side to another in a fluid motion produces the best overall result. Be sure to cover any areas of your fabric napkin that you do not wish painted. Allow your design to dry, then remove the painter’s tape. Your napkins will be dry to the touch after 30 minutes, dry to handle within 3 hours and washable in 3 days.
While we used this technique to create custom napkins, fabric spray paint would also work on table runners or placemats. My favorite thing about painting fabric, is that you can create a look that is uniquely yours. You can find fabric spray paint from Testors Craft at your local Joann’s, Michael’s and A.C. Moore stores. It is also available online at Amazon.com.
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