I have an awesome project to share with you guys today. I just made DIY stamped no sew linen napkins and love them! With the holidays around the corner I’m on the lookout for something simple and elegant for our table, thoughtful hostess gifts as well as gifts for family and friends. I embellished it with Prima Marketing’s IOD Roller Stamp and Decor Ink.
How To Make DIY Stamped No Sew Linen Napkins
Here’s what you’ll need to make DIY stamped no sew linen napkins. I use affiliate links to help you find the products I used.
- linen fabric
- IOD Roller Stamps, I used the Roma 2″ Roller Stamp
- IOD Decor Ink , I used Warm Grey
- Paint tray or wax coated paper plate
- drop cloth or heavy craft paper to protect your work surface. See what else I used it for below 😉
How to make no sew linen napkins
1. Don’t wash the linen fabric until after the napkins are cut. Cut linen fabric into 18 inch squares. Pull a few threads off each end to give them a natural fringe of about 1/4″.
2. Wash the linen fabric napkins and dry in dryer. Clip any extra threads that are poking out.
3. Iron on cotton setting using steam to iron out any heavy wrinkles. Don’t worry about ironing them perfectly wrinkle free.
How to add a pattern to linen napkins with a roller stamp
1. Place the linen napkin flat on a piece of heavy craft paper or a drop cloth.
2. Pour the IOD ink onto a paint tray or waxed paper plate. Roll the sponge part of the roller stamp across the ink to absorb it.
3. Using light pressure, and with the roller angle downward, make a few test passes on a scrap piece of paper or fabric to be sure the pattern rolls evenly across the surface.
4. Leave about a 1″ margin on each end of the linen napkin. Place the roller on the surface and begin rolling before the edge of the linen napkin. With one continuous pass, roll across and off the linen napkin. Do the same on the other end of the napkin.
5. Heat set with an iron to set the design or wash and run through a cycle in the dryer for an aged faded design.
Extra tips for using IOD’s Roller Stamps
- Don’t overfill the roller. About a teaspoon or two of ink should be plenty enough to fill with roller on a 2″ roller stamp.
- One ink fill should give you about 10 feet of rolled surface.
- Use a phillips head screwdriver to remove the foam roller to clean. Wash in warm water and a little liquid soap. Rinse until water flushes clear from the roller.
These DIY stamped no sew linen napkins will be beautiful on my table this year!
They make wonderful gifts too.
I was having so much fun I kept on using the roller stamps. I grabbed a plain wood tote that was sitting around in the garage and added a roller stamp row along the top.
All the IOD products are made to work on a variety of surfaces and versatile. Since I had heavy craft paper nearby, I made some wrapping paper. Can you see these done in red? IOD has a red Decor Ink called Rouge that would be perfect for this type of project. I’m loving the simplicity and elegance of the craft wrapping paper for the holidays.
I’d love to make drawer liners like this too.
Then I grabbed a plain burlap gift bag and had some fun with my IOD Roller Stamp and a lettered stencil to make a monogrammed gift bag.
IOD has several versatile vintage style products that work on furniture, home decor and more. A few of my friends have used some of the other products on other types of DIY projects.
You’ll find a gallery of drool worthy projects and ideas on the IOD blog.
Debbie from Refresh Restyle used the IOD Decor Moulds for decor and cupcake toppers!
Jeannie from Create and Babble used a French Inspired Rub on Transfer
My Repurposed life also used an IOD Rub On Transfer for a gorgeous upcycled project
Be sure to follow IOD on Facebook and IOD on Instagram for a continuous supply of stunning creative ideas!
These are just beautiful Wendi! The roller looks like a fun way to stamp—I think I would start stamping everything in my house! Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday. I’ll be including your beautiful napkins in my Party Features this week.
Hi Emily and thank you so much for featuring my stamped napkins! I completely understand what you mean, I wanted to stamp everything when I got mine too. I LOVE how the roller holds the ink so it’s easy to want to keep stamping! Thanks again!
Sherry Cole says
Wendi, These napkins are beautiful and I have chosen them as my feature at Totally Terrific Tuesday. I love this type of project. Thank you for linking up with us.
Hi Sherry and thank you so much! I love how these turned out too. I love linen and cloth napkins. The custom stamp was a beautiful way to make them unique. Thank you again for the feature!
Penelope Cheatham says
If the paint doesn’t rub off,,,,,thinking dining room chair seat covers.
Hi Penelope! The ink is permanent. This would be gorgeous on chairs. Are you thinking of the two I have for you in my garage? I also have another larger pattern stamp from IOD. I think either would be beautiful! I’m thinking this could be an awesome project!!
I’m am so happy I recently found your blog. We are a US military family currently living in Egypt – yep, you read that right. We are required to attend many weekly events as diplomats and I am plum out of ideas as hostess gifts. Since gifts are an out of pocket expense I don’t like spending a lot but want things that are nice and represent our country well. Very little is available for me to purchase here – terrible quality if I can find what I need. Amazon has become my best friend as we have US mail at the embassy. Only a few companies will ship to an APO address (and Wayfair is not one of them so I can’t order those cute pillows) : ( Anyway, thank you so much for the inspiration. I meet weekly with the attache spouses from all around the world and I know they would love to have some of those awesome napkins… placing an order for all items now!
Hi Ann, First let me say thank you to you and your family for your service. My husband served 23 years in the Navy. I’m thrilled you found this post helpful! There are so many different ways to use these rollers stamps. I’m sure you’ll come up with lots of ideas. Thanks so much for your sweet note and have fun with the projects!
Wendi, these are so beautiful!! And I love the versatility of the stamp roller – how clever! I need to check these out for sure. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday.
Hi Emily and thank you so much! I’m loving the stamp roller for so many different uses. My next project is making beautiful drawer liners from the craft paper I have. With your creativity I have no doubt that you’d come up with beautiful ideas to use these roller stamps too!
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What a great project. I have to try this! Thank you so much for joining Monday Social.
Hi Eilis and thank you! They turned out gorgeous and were so easy to make. You’ll love the results and its a quick project too! Tanks so much for your visit!
Botanic Bleu says
Your napkins turned out beautifully, as did all your projects using your roller stamp. We would love for you to share these projects at this week’s Monday Social #8 at http://botanicbleu.blogspot.com/2016/10/monday-social-8.html
Hi Judith and thank you so much! This was a fun project and I was surprised they were so easy to make. Thank you so much for your visit!
I love your DIY napkins! They are so pretty! Thanks for sharing your tutorial at Motivation Monday on Mom Home Guide!
Hi Lauren & thank you! I’m hooked on this IOD roller stamp! It made this project crazy easy. Thanks so much for your visit!
Geri Ann says
Wendy…what an adorable idea xox
Hi Geri & thank you! I pictured this project in my head for so long and when I finally finished it I was thrilled that they looked so much better than I though they would! I love when that happens. Thanks so much for your note 🙂
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Wendi, these napkins are oh so pretty! I have to admit, ink + white linen + me = big hot mess. I’m intrigued and think I should start with DIY wrapping paper
Hi Marie! Thank you, I’m thrilled with how well they turned out and how gorgeous they look in a table setting. LOL on the hot mess, I’m sure you could do a fabulous job, the roller stamp is practically fool-proof!
Just wanted to let you know my ink and roller are on the way. I got it from amazon. I discovered some linen in my stash and I think it is enough for several napkins. I was sure I had it and what is unusual is I knew right where it was. I saw it was on sale about six months ago and thought I better buy some, so now I have everything I need and the roller and ink will be here Monday, yea!
Good for you Patty! Especially that you found a stash. It was meant to be. I LOVE linen. Have fun with your project I know your napkins will turn out beautifully. I fell in love with the idea and love it even more that they look as good as I imagined they would! Share a pic when you make yours…and a pic of your wrapping paper!!
Wendi, I just really love this. I love the simplicity of the napkins, just enough color and design to make them interesting and elegant.
I used to make my own wrapping paper for all occasions, but I ran out of ideas, then last month I came up with a great idea for Christmas wrapping paper. Now you show me this, guess I will have to go buy me some linen and a stamp roller and ink. I just have to do this.
Thank so much, (I think) haha.
Hi Patty! Share a pic of your wrapping paper on my Facebook page! I’ve wanted to make some for the longest time and never seem to get around to it. The napkins turned out better than I’d imagined they would. I LOVE the design and the roller samp was a cinch to use!
What a beautiful job on all of your projects! I did some roller stamping recently as well, and I used chalk type paint from Heirloom Traditions instead of the IOD ink. It worked so well. I’ll be sharing my project soon.
Anyway, it’s difficult to choose a favorite, but I really LOVE the no-sew napkins!
Hi Gail… I thought of using paint with my roller for another project too. I’m loving all of the IOD products and can’t wait to start playing with the moulds! I’m loving the napkins as well My sister wanted them but I liked them too much to give away. I need to make plenty more napkins this season! Thanks so much for your visit!