DIY Stamped Easter Napkins

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DIY stamped Easter napkins are simple & easy to make with just a few supplies and are the sweetest addition to an Easter tablescape.

An Easter tablescape with DIY stamped Easter napkins.

Easter is a little over a week away, and that has me scrambling to get all of the Easter crafts, décor, recipes, and more that have been stewing in my head for few weeks out to you! Since I started this blog, I find myself with so many seasonal ideas and not enough time to share them all before the holiday is upon us. Easter is no exception!

This week, I was inspired to create my own Easter napkins from something I saw on Pinterest, and I couldn’t love these napkins that I created more. If you’re looking for a simple way to elevate your table for this year’s Easter brunch, lunch, or dinner…this craft is for you!

These DIY stamped Easter napkins would be the cutest addition to your table, couldn’t have been quicker or easier to make, and look like you spent a small fortune on custom napkins for your home.

This craft only requires five relatively inexpensive items and a small amount of your time but will make the biggest impact on your table whether you entertain your Easter guests with an elaborate tablescape or choose to host Easter dinner as less formal affair (more my family’s forte).

DIY Stamped Easter napkins for an elegant or informal Easter lunch or dinner.

How to Make DIY Stamped Easter Napkins

Supplies

  • White Cotton/Linen Napkins: I chose these napkins with a lace edge.
  • Rabbit or Easter Stamp: I loved this bunny stamp, but any stamp would work!
  • Permanent Ink Stamp Pad: I used a brown ink pad, you could choose any color.
  • Ribbon: Use your favorite ribbon, this is the one I used!
  • Iron

Instructions for DIY Stamped Easter Napkins

To start this craft, decide upon the napkin that you want to add your stamp too. For our home, I purchased a twelve pack of white cotton/linen blend napkins with lace edge detail. I chose this napkin because I loved the lace detail along with the vintage style.

You will want to find an inexpensive cotton, linen, or cotton/linen blend napkin you love and use that for your stamp. The important part is that you choose a napkin made of natural fibers to ensure your stamp will adhere.

Here’s another napkin I love, or this one would be cute too!

The supplies you will need to make stamped Easter napkins.

Iron your napkins with the highest heat setting (with steam), removing all creases and wrinkles. You want to do this so that your stamp comes out neat and clean, and isn’t smudged or placed on a part of the napkin that is wrinkly. As you iron each napkin, move to a clean, flat surface. Cotton and linen can wrinkle very easily!

Pro Tip: In order to ensure that I was going to be using the right amount of ink on my stamp with the right amount of pressure, I took a scrap piece of fabric and on a clean, flat surface practiced stamping the stamp on the napkin. This way when I went to stamp my napkins, I knew how much ink I needed and how hard to press down on the stamp.

Take one napkin at a time, place on a clean, flat surface, place stamp in ink, then place your inked stamp on one of the four corners of the napkin. Make sure each stamp you press on each napkin is in the same location and at the same angle, that way all of the napkins are uniform. As you stamp each napkin, place off to the side to allow the stamp to dry completely, being careful not to smudge stamp.

Easter bunny stamped onto a cottage farmhouse napkin.

Allow the stamp on each napkin to fully dry (about 10-20 minutes), then with a warm iron, iron over the stamp to seal and set it. Do not use steam when ironing over the stamp as this could cause the ink to run or spread on the napkin. Once you seal the stamp on the napkin, they should be safe for using and washing.

Your Easter napkins are just about ready for your table. The final step, is tying your napkins with ribbon for your Easter place settings. I decided to use an organic brown twine ribbon for these napkins. I liked the texture and color of this ribbon, with the bunny print and lace detail of the napkin.

Here's how to style a napkin for an Easter tablescape.

You can get creative with the ribbon you choose! There a multitude of ribbon choices from gingham, to striped, to extra wide, or even layer different textured or patterned ribbons together. Cut your ribbon in 12″ lengths. To fold your napkins for tying, fold the napkin in half by matching opposite corners together with the bunny stamp facing you at the bottom of the Easter napkin. Take one of your ribbon lengths and tie in a knot or a bow about 1/4″ down from the top of your napkin. Leave the ribbon tails as long or as short as you like.

Always remember to finish the ends of your tails by folding the bottom tail in half, and then cutting an upside down “V”. Doing this will help to prevent your ribbon from fraying and leaves a polished end to your ribbon tail!

A spring tablescape with stamped rabbit napkins.

That’s it! Can you believe how simple and easy but absolutely adorable these Easter napkins are?! I can’t wait to set these on our Easter table, but in the meantime, I styled these napkins simply on our kitchen table with a few carrot cake cupcakes, our white china, and an urn of orange tulips.

Interested in seeing a video tutorial on how to make these DIY stamped Easter napkins? Check out this reel I shared on Instagram!

More Easter Inspiration

You may enjoy this post on The Tale of an Easter Bunny Pillow or this post on How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs using items you already have in your home.

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15 Comments

  1. I love this so much. The napkins are so lovely. I would love it if you would share this on The Fabulous Friday Link Party. You can find the link on my website. Hugs to you.

  2. Thank you so much Cindy! I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog post and for the feature tomorrow. I’ll be on the lookout for your blog post!!!

  3. Those turned out perfectly and I adore the idea. I’m not sure why but I’ve never thought to do that. Obviously, I’m not that creative. Thanks so much for sharing it with us on Farmhouse Friday LP. I’m featuring the post tomorrow. Hope you link up again soon. Pinned

  4. I found your post from the link party over at Cindy at County Road 407’s blog. I’m so happy I did. These are just the cutest! I love you simple, yet beautiful they are. Perfect for Easter. I’d love to share a link to your post in my weekly round-up tomorrow.

  5. Thank you Denise! This was my first time making them and they couldn’t have turned out cuter! I’m thinking of doing more for other holidays. Thank you for visiting the blog!

  6. Gorgeous Heidis! I have never tried anything like this before but your tutorial makes me want to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

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