Andreana Bitsis

Dress Up Old Napkins With These Homemade Lemon Stamps

Leftover napkins are an awkward and unavoidable byproduct of any party. These napkins often accumulate in cupboards and back drawers in odd amounts, never enough for another party but never called upon in day-to-day life.

In the spirit of finding new life for old products, we decided to transform our plain, disposable linen napkins into adorable napkins for a child’s tea party. To honor our monthly theme of The Lemon Lover, we used lemons as stamps–a staple childhood activity that’s usually reserved for paper projects. If you don’t have any leftover napkins, paper towels also work (just look for a brand with a little less texture), as does simple fabric, if you have any left over scraps. Though the napkins can’t be washed and used again, this does give them an elegant send-off.

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Crafts DIY

Andreana Bitsis


  • Lemons
  • Gouache or acrylic paint (tempura is too watery and does not leave a very fine print)
  • Leftover napkins
  • Knife

Lemon Napkin

Andreana Bitsis


  1. Cut the lemons across at a cross-section, dabbing away any excess juice.
  2. Dip the lemon in paint before each stamp.
  3. Stamp away!
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