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DIY these whimsical watercolour place settings for your next dinner party

Pretty, personalized and easy as pie!

Pretty, personalized and easy as pie!

Pretty, personalized and easy as pie! 1:05

Got a late-summer wedding or stylish outdoor soirée on the books? Take your big night up a notch with these DIY watercolour place settings. Not only are they delicately decorated with pretty pastels and personalized touches that are sure to impress your guests, they're super easy to make, too!

Here's what you need:

  • Fabric paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Newspaper
  • White cloth napkins (one per setting)
  • Shallow bowl or cup
  • Watercolour paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Watercolour paint palette
  • Gold water-based pen

Here's how to do it:

  1. Soak napkin in water and wring out making sure the napkin is damp and not drenched.
     
  2. Lay flat on newspaper.
     
  3. Add water and paint to a shallow bowl or cup. For this project, use 1 part fabric paint to 3-4 parts water.
     
  4. Stir your mixture and begin painting your napkin. Depending on the look you want, your strokes and application will be different.
     
  5. Let dry for 2-4 hours and then iron to remove wrinkles.
     
  6. Using your watercolour paper, cut to desired shape, length and style. Make sure to use a pencil and ruler to draw out your shapes so each card is symmetrical and even.
     
  7. Fill cup with water and get your watercolour paint palette out.
     
  8. Create desired washes and patterns on your watercolour paper. Note: Less is more!
     
  9. Let cards dry for 2-4 hours before writing on them.
     
  10. Once completely dry use your gold pen to write desired names.
     
  11. Assemble both pieces and style in desired fashion.