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Hi everybody! Let me just say that I am super excited to be a part of the Happiness is Homemade contributor team. I promise to try and keep things interesting. So let’s get to it!
I am working on a party favors for a friends baby shower. She is having twin boys (can you imagine?). The theme is, wait for it….pears (pun intended). So, I decided to make pear napkins that would serve as both tableware and a favor for the guests to take home. Here’s how you can make your own:
White printer paper with pear image printed on it
Ink Effects from DecoArt in Light Green and Brown
Ink Effects Basecoat
First, you will want to paint your pear with the Ink Effects and let it dry completely. It can take several hours if you paint it pretty thick, which I recommend.
Next, you will prepare your napkins so the image will transfer properly. Since my napkins were 100% cotton, I needed to use the Ink effects basecoat. If your napkins are synthetic material, you can skip this step.
To do this, simply spray the area where the image is going to be transferred and let it dry. Once the pears and napkins are dry, place the pear face-down on the napkin and iron on the highest heat setting for about 30 seconds. Then peel back the paper and voilá…you have pear napkins!
I do have some tips to share when working with Ink Effect.
- While the instructions say you can use the same image more than once, I don’t recommend it.
- If you are transferring words, make sure to mirror image them so they don’t transfer backwards.
I made several of these napkins and I love how each one is a little different. I would love to hear what you think in the comment section below.