Sharing instructions to make diy holiday napkins.
I’m on the record as preferring linen and fabric napkins to paper; we’ve been a paperless kitchen for many years for economical, environmental, and aesthetic reasons. Having a store of attractive fabric napkins that make our dinner table special each night means that I’m always looking to add to my stash. Last year when I put away our Christmas linens I realized that my napkins had seen better days and put a note in my November calendar reminding me to make or buy some new ones. I came across this charming mini-pompom fringe on Etsy which made me decide to make my own napkins. I found this red and white snowflake fabric and JoAnn’s and figured it looks perfect with the pom pom fringe.
I made this tutorial several months ago on making mitre -edged napkins which is the same process I used for these napkins. The only suggestion I will add is my high-tech gauge which I use to iron down 1/4″ and then again 1/2″ on my edges as described below. Basically its’a piece of 12″ by 12″ cardstock that I’ve drawn two lines across, one line is 1/4″ from the edge, the other is 1/2″ from the edge. The cardstock made it very easy to fold the fabric against and iron down.
I made these for our enjoyment, but if I get my act together I may get buy some festive Christmas fabric before the season is over and make up dinner or cocktail napkins to give as gifts for next Christmas!
If you are looking for more holiday decorating ideas, check out this Christmas tour of my home for a plethora of ideas!