Using a starfish stamp to dress up a set of plain napkins and coasters is a great way to add a coastal look to your tablescapes. Making a set of starfish stamped napkins and cork coasters is quick and easy.
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Starfish Stamped Napkins and Coasters
Supplies Used to Make Starfish Stamped Napkins and Coasters
- White Cloth Napkins
- Cork Coasters
- Rubber Starfish Stamp
- Ink Pad
I’ve had the starfish stamp in my craft stash for a while. It was purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts. The teal ink pad is made by Color Box and it can be used on fabric that will be washed without fading after heat setting the design.
Testing the ink and stamp is a good idea. I used an older white napkin that is similar to the ones I’m using for the stamps. I wanted to practice placement as well as how hard or how light I needed to be when pressing the stamp onto the napkins. If I pressed to hard, the outline of the stamp showed on the test fabric.
After stamping, I used my iron to heat set the ink and put the test napkin in the washer to make sure there was no fading or bleeding of the ink. It worked great, so I got started with the new set of napkins.
- Cut a piece of cardboard that is wide enough for the area that you plan on stamping.
- Place the cardboard under the fabric to prevent bleeding.
- Re-ink the stamper after each stamp
Some of the stamps came out perfectly, while others weren’t quite perfect. After being a bit frustrated and doing more stamps on the practice napkin, I decided that perfection is overrated!
After stamping the set of napkins, I allowed the ink to dry for about 2 hours.
Once it was dry, I used my iron to heat set each set of designs. Don’t use the steam setting on your iron.
- Allow ink to dry for 2 hours
- Use a medium setting on an iron to heat set each design (No Steam)
Even though I had washed the test napkin, I wanted to show you how the napkins look after washing. The ink didn’t bleed or wash away and the starfish still looked great.
I tossed them into the dryer and then ironed each one before setting our breakfast table with them.
While I had the stamper and ink out, I decided to add the starfish design to a set of cork coasters that I had on hand. I stamped two starfish on each coaster and let them dry for about an hour before putting them on the table.
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Starfish Stamped Napkins and Coasters
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