Stencilled Bunting Napkin – Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Alicia Parsons (Akimbo)

Bunting napkins 1

Hello, Dotettes! I have one last project for you as part of this gorgeous shoot. These easy last-minute napkins are the perfect finishing touch to this beach-inspired setting.

Bunting napkins 2

You will need:

  • Rough woven fabric
  • Easy-cut (polymer sheets used for stencilling and screenprinting, from art shops, or substitute freezer paper)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Cutting mat

Atypical Type A - Bunting napkin tutorial 1

1. Cut your fabric into squares approx 30x30cm. Leave the edges unhemmed for a casual, rustic look.

2. Draw a bunting outline on the easy-cut sheet.

Atypical Type A - Bunting napkin tutorial 2

3. Using your craft knife, slice out the triangle shapes.

4. Apply paint using the foam brush. I couldn’t show this in the photo as I need the other hand to operate the camera, but you’ll want to press down the polymer sheet close to the stencil to ensure a crisp edge. Set aside and repeat with remaining napkins.

Bunting napkins 2

After the big day, you can package up sets of napkins to give to your ‘maids and anyone who helped out. I did this with my DIY napkins after my own wedding and it went down a treat!

Tutorial photography: Alicia Parsons
Location photography: Luke Simon Photography
Styling: Mary & Gabrielle Events
Additional props: Poppies Flowers

Ms Gingham says: Such a great theme and so many fantastic projects for all you keen DIYers out there. Change the theme using any shape, colour and fabric you like.

I am Alicia Parsons, the Atypical Type A. I live in Adelaide, South Australia in a modest townhouse with my new hubby Ryan (aka The Man). I am the owner and graphic designer behind Akimbo, which specialises in quirky invitations, announcements and greetings.

Read Alicia’s previous posts in keeping with this theme: Rope and Flag Succulent Centrepiece – Tutorial and Rope Wreath with Just Married Bunting – Tutorial



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