My Napkin Collection

These are not the wipe your mouth and toss variety of napkins. These have been carefully selected for decoupage.

I have spent years collecting the perfect napkins to adorn Christmas ornaments and Easter eggs.

They can also decorate gift boxes, candle votives, lamp shades, picture frames…

Since I am in ‘time out’ with my hip, I must keep busy while resting. I find decoupage fun and therapeutic without requiring much skill to create something beautiful.

Cheap napkins tend to bleed colors and have white backs. Invest in quality. Michel(with the elephant logo) is the best I have found that is widely available.

You can have themes such as sea shore items, flowers, birds, butterflies, party, even fairies.

Light backgrounds are easier to work with. Save dark backgrounds until you have practiced.

Prints with no orientation are easier for beginners.

I found this assortment pack with small print. Perfect for small objects.

These are my napkin selecting tips. I have included some links below on what to do next.

FLOW (She is the richest woman who has the cheapest treasures.)

Paper Gardens

When all my real plants go dormant, I play with paper plants, flowers and birds.


First I take the back two layers off of the napkin and cut it into pieces.


I paint spots on the object with Mod Podge glue using a sponge brush.


Once the whole object is covered with napkin pieces, I let it dry.

Then, I check for bald spots and paint the whole thing again with diluted glue.

This is when you can sprinkle it with glitter.



If you don’t add glitter, you may want to spray the balls with a clear acrylic spray to seal them.


It’s addictive this decaupage.


I actually have a napkin collection.


In the late fall, I decorate Christmas ornaments.


In the early spring, I switch over to Easter eggs.

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I invite friends over to play with my napkins, glue and glitter.

It’s like being in kindergarten again.

Fun and messy.

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