By far my favorite gift from last Christmas was the Silhouette machine I got from Santa Claus. As I’ll be away exploring the Carribean for a few weeks, I decided to tackle the holiday projects now, starting with making a quick set of DIY snowflake napkins that would also make a great gift.
DIY Snowflake Napkins
| Download the snowflake template for Silhouette Studio |
| Download the snowflake template PDF |
To create the napkins, you will need to open the snowflake template in Silhouette studio and adjust your cut settings for vinyl. Load a roll of smooth white heat transfer fabric material into the machine and send the file to cut. If you don’t have a Silhouette machine it is also possible, with a bit more work to cut out the snowflake designs to create a stencil and trace the pattern onto the heat transfer material and cut it out by hand using a small Exacto blade. I only tested it with the Silhouette machine as I had one, so the rest of the instructions will be for that method.
After the heat transfer material has been cut use scissors to cut around each of the snowflakes and peel off the backing off the extra heat transfer material so you are left with just a snowflake on the clear paper.
Position the snowflake where you want it to on the napkin, I position it near the bottom of the napkin in the middle, with the clear side up. Place the iron on the heat transfer material and pull away the clear paper once the snowflake has fully transferred. If while pulling off the clear paper you notice some of the snowflake hasn’t stuck on, place the clear paper back down and apply more heat.
After ironing your set of napkins is ready to use at your next holiday party, or if a set of 4 napkins are tied together with a ribbon it would also make a wonderful present.
To quickly finish off the table setting I added a white ornament ball with a piece of paper slipped in between the two loops at the top for a placeholder. Holiday table done! Love this idea? Let me know.