Anthropologie Inspired DIY Napkins

August 21, 2013Sarah Khandjian

Anthropologie Inspired DIY Napkins | Sarah Hearts

You probably already know I that love cloth napkins. I love that they are reusable, machine washable and they dress up your table. Win, win, right? So when I stumbled upon the sun stripe napkins at Anthropologie I was in love. They have such a simple linear pattern that will easily go from summer to fall. At $12 each, I just couldn’t justify the price tag. So I stopped at TJ Maxx and picked up a set of four cotton, linen looking napkins for $5. I used some Martha Stewart craft paint and a 1/4″ angled paint brush and painted the simple pattern.

Anthropologie Inspired DIY Napkins | Sarah Hearts

Instant Anthro style for only $5! Now that’s definitely a win!

Anthropologie Inspired DIY Napkins | Sarah Hearts


  • Lana

    August 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Saw these on your IG feed. Awesome job! :)

  • Marlene @ Jade and Fern

    August 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    LOVE! I really need to get (or rather, MAKE) some cloth napkins–we usually just pilfer Dunkin Donuts when we get coffee, haha. Time to get classier. Very nicely done!

  • Kaci

    August 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Ooh love this idea and love your blog!

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  • Carolyn

    September 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    These are so cute! Do they launder well? I’ve been wanting to do this with a stencil, but was afraid the craft paint would come out in the wash. They’re wonderful!

  • Rach

    September 24, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Love these Sarah! Great colours aren’t they :)

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  • Cassi

    May 5, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Wow, so simple but such great results! I’m including it in a Mother’s Day gifts kids can make round-up on my site, The Crafty Crow :)

  • Chris

    July 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    How do these hold up to washing? Does the acrylic paint wash out? Really like the idea. Started painting some for myself and have been asked, “How are you going to keep the paint from washing out?”

    1. Sarah

      July 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Chris! I found that when I use the Martha Stewart craft paint it holds up really well! I always put them in the dryer, on high, for a cycle once the paint is dry. This sets the paint and makes them washable.

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