Happy Saturday on this cloudy morning in the Hudson Valley. It’s been so hot around here that I welcome a good cloudy day; perfect for gettin a little crafty. And, what better way to get our craft on than stamping some napkins. I’ve got an easy and fun DIY to share with you today, along with a few keeping fed links to get you inspired.
This craft project is brought to you by a celery core. It all started the other day when I was cutting up celery for a quick snack, and when I cut all of the stalks off I was left with this celery core that was in the prettiest rose shape. I’ve never really taken the time to examine veg after I’ve cut it, but whatevs, I noticed it and thought it would make the perfect stamp. Then I thought – I’m gonna stamp some napkins. Bring your kids along and let’s stamp! Here’s the easiest DIY ever on how to stamp napkins with a celery core.
Here are the materials you will need:
- Natural fiber napkins, such as cotton or linen
- Acrylic paint
- A celery core
- Craft brushes
- A paper plate or something of the like to mix the paint
- Plain white paper
Start by washing and drying the napkins. I recommend running an iron over them to keep the surface as smooth as possible, no wrinkles. Make sure the celery core is clean and dry well with a paper towel. Squirt the desired paint colors on a plate; I chose to use three different colors.
Using a craft brush, carefully brush the paint on the celery core. To ensure the paint doesn’t stamp too heavily, I recommend stamping a piece of paper first to even out the paint, then stamping the napkin.
Find a spot on the napkin where you want the stamp to go (I stamped on the corner of my napkins), and press on the stamp evenly. Lift straight up. Very important. If there are areas where the paint missed that you want covered, you can fill in with a smaller craft brush. Personally, I liked the missed spots, but totally up to you.
Put napkin aside and let dry completely, in a single layer. before folding. Repeat with the next napkin until you have stamped however many you want to stamp.
I chose these three colors because I thought they’re the perfect brunch color scheme, paired with a Bloody Mary, don’t you think?! You can click here for my Perfect Bloody Mary recipe. Best ever, hands down.
Celery cores aren’t the only veg you can use as a stamp. Check out this DIY using a potato. These ideas are super cute, too.. And how about this cool way to stamp with carrots, and create your own natural wrapping paper! The possibilities are endless, and stamping with vegetables is a really fun afternoon craft.
In Keeping Fed news…..
I’m going to grill these this weekend for dessert.
And while I have so many peaches hanging around, I’ll probably go ahead and make this ice cream!
I’m digging these pantry organizing tips.
Our kids are starting the school year from home, such is the case almost everywhere, and I found these helpful tips for turning a room in your house into a classroom.
This tree house home tour!!
Have a great weekend everyone!