Easter is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about dressing the table. I have decided to begin with napkins.   I have had these beautiful, yet inexpensive, napkins hanging around the house waiting for me to be inspired in some way.  I noticed several images swirling around the internet featuring just the silhouette of a bunny applied to pillows, table runners, etc.  I fell in love with the idea and decided to incorporate it into my napkin design for Easter..  To add a little unexpected fun and dimension, I attached a pom pom tail and a jute ribbon.

Cute, right?  But, you may be wondering why I would attach such things to my napkin only to have them destroyed in the washer.  Well, this little bunny is keeping a secret under that white, fluffy tail…snaps!  No muss…no fuss…simply remove and wash!

Supplies needed:

Set of Napkins
Fabric Paint
Sponge brush
Pom poms
Jute twine
Sew-on snaps
X-acto knife
Needle and matching thread

First, I made the bunny template.  I looked on Google images for inspiration.  There were plenty of images, but I didn’t see exactly what I was looking for.  So, I decided to draw my own.  To make my template sturdier, I drew my image on an old Manila folder.

Then, with an X-acto knife I carefully cut out the image.

Next, I measured exactly where I wanted to place my stencil, making sure that each bunny was in the same spot on each napkin.

Then, using a sponge brush, I dabbed fabric paint onto the napkin.

While I was waiting for the napkins to dry, I made the jute bows by simply cutting a 50-inch length of twine for each napkin, folding it in half (so that I would have two bows adjoined on one napkin), and then tying.   I cut the excess twine so it did not exceed the width of the napkins.

Then, I attached the pom poms and jute bows using sew-on snaps, needle, and thread.

I have to say I really love my sweet little napkins.  I know they are going to be a mainstay on my table all spring long!

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