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We hope that by now Spring has finally arrived at your doorstep. Here in Atlanta we have been fairly fortunate to have some truly beautiful days. I love the burst of color in my neighborhood – everything is in bloom! Redbuds, cherry trees, daffodils, Bradford pears and forsythia – all right on my own street and in my own yard.
I’ve been working on several projects of late and I continue to work on my dining room table decor. I recently shared a tutorial with you on how to make moss covered eggs. If you missed that post you can read all about it here.
This week I will show you how to change your cloth dinner napkins. I have stacks of napkins in my house. The following napkins are leftover from Easter dinner a couple of years ago…
- 3 parts acrylic craft paint
- 1 part water
It is very important to not add too much water as the paint will not not be the right consistency on the fabric.
I poured my paint and water mixture on a paper plate. I then dipped the pouncer into the mixture and blotted the pouncer a couple of times so as not to saturate the fabric napkin. I started adding polka dots in rows. I didn’t measure out polka dot placement – i just eyeballed it 🙂
I used leftover wrapping paper as a table runner. The color was great and tied into my overall decor scheme – I had just enough left 🙂
When I do floral centerpieces in my home, I find store bought flowers to be very costly. I purchased this potted floral plant from the hardware store for $5.98. I cut a lot of the flowers and used them in aqua Mason jars. The best part? The plant still looks lush and full of flowers and I can plant it in the yard 🙂
If Spring hasn’t reached you yet, I hope all of this bright color has inspired you. and, may your days be warmer and colorful very soon!