Bringing a hostess gift to someone whose home you are staying in is apparently a pretty universal thing. I had never heard of such a thing until I was in my late 20’s. It’s not a mind blowing concept but I have come to appreciate the simplicity of the thoughtful gesture. Granted, if you are a “Real Housewife”, then I’m pretty sure if you don’t show up with a bottle of Cristal you get the stink eye. Hostess gifts don’t have to be spendy, they just need to be thoughtful. Today I am going to show you how to create an inexpensive gift for the hostess with a sense of humor. Gather around and learn how to make these “Eat Your Veggies” cloth napkins.
- Silhouette Cutter
- Iron on Heat Transfer material
- Ironing Board
- Tape Measure
Start by pre-washing the napkins. Measure how big the lettering should be by folding the napkin (half fold or quarter fold napkins) and measure the printable area.
Arrange the words as you would like them to appear on the napkins. Watch your dimensions! Duplicate the image as many times as you have napkins.
Right click on the image and flip the image horizontally. This will be the mirror image allowing the words to be read once they are applied to the napkin.
Send the wording or images to the Silhouette or other craft cutter.
Once the image is cut, weed out the negative spaces.
Leaving the words on the sheet.
Place the sticky side to the right side of the napkin. You will know it’s done correctly because you will be able to clearly read the wording.
Place a towel over the plastic and apply heat with firm pressure for 40-60 seconds. Remove the iron and rub firmly with the towel on the plastic. (I’m not sure if everyone will need to do this, but I had to help transfer the lettering properly.) Remove the plastic cover carefully, making sure all letters are properly ironed onto the napkin.
So what do you think? I’m pretty sure anyone would love to get this tongue in cheek cloth napkin set. I wonder if they will really help the kiddos to eat their veggies? Hmmm, maybe or maybe not.