DIY Patriotic Napkins

We had so much fun last week making these star and stripe napkins. A patriotic summer is about to begin next week with Memorial Day and we thought this would be a perfect craft to embrace the months ahead. It’s so easy it could be a perfect activity to do once the kiddos are out of school.

boxwood clippings_patrotic napkins

You Will Need:

A Potato

Fabric Paint

Foam Craft Brush

Plain Napkins

Painter’s Tape

Scrap Paper


We used this clip art and printed it to use as a template for our potato stamp.

We then cut the potato in half and cut around the template to create a potato stamp.

Next, we painted the stamp with our fabric paint using a foam brush.

boxwood clippings_patriotic napkins

After applying paint to the potato we tested it onto a piece of paper. We found we liked to do an initial stamp on paper and then stamp the remaining ink onto the fabric napkin until we needed to apply more paint for an overall uneven look.

boxwood clippings_patriotic napkins

boxwood clippings_patriotic napkins

(By the time we were done stamping our star napkins we had lots of stamped scrap paper. Stay tuned for another project using this scrap!)

Next up was the striped napkins. We applied painters tape to make our stripes and then painted in between the tape. Again, we didn’t want a totally uniformed look so we roughly painted our stripes.

boxwood clippings_patriotic napkins

boxwood clippings_patriotic napkins

We felt like little girls again stamping with our potato stamps and now we’re ready for summer barbecues with these summery napkins. Fun and easy are always our favorite crafts!

7 Responses to “DIY Patriotic Napkins”

  1. LB Says:

    This is such a cute idea. I love it! :)

  2. Sarah S Says:

    I remember potato stamps – they are awesome! Blue Peter here we come! I love the napkins – so cute!!

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