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Hand Painted Custom Napkins with DIY Citrus Fruit Prints

Hand Painted Custom Napkins with DIY Citrus Fruit Prints

Looking for a fun way to freshen up your tablescaping décor? Turn citrus fruits into unique stamping tools with Tulip Brush-On Fabric Paint! Check out our tutorial and learn how to make custom napkins with colorful fruit prints. This zesty DIY is a great way to add a vibrant pop of color to any table setting!

Supplies Needed:

Tulip Brush-On Fabric Paint (orange, pink, yellow)

Citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange, lemon)

100% cotton cloth napkins

Paper plate


Cutting board

Protective surface cover


Step 1 Cut the citrus fruit

Cut the citrus fruit with a sharp knife

Wash your citrus fruit to ensure it is free of dirt or debris. Place the fruit on a cutting board and carefully slice with a sharp knife. We cut oranges, lemons, and grapefruit in halves and quarters for a variety of citrus stamp shapes and sizes!

Step 2 Prepare your project

Prepare your custom napkin project

Lay a clean cloth napkin flat onto your protected work surface. Squeeze Tulip Brush-On Fabric Paint onto a disposable plate, using one plate per color.

Step 3 Dip fruit into paint

Dip fruit into paint cut side down

Dip a piece of citrus fruit into the paint, cut side down, ensuring the surface is entirely covered.

Step 4 Press onto napkin

Press citrus onto napkin to create a fruit print

Press the painted citrus onto a cloth napkin to create a fruit print. Continue stamping the fruit onto the napkin, reapplying paint as desired.

Step 5 Repeat

Repeat to create a custom napkin with assorted fruit prints

Repeat steps 4 and 5 as desired until your custom napkins are covered in colorful fruit prints! For this project, we used oranges with orange fabric paint, lemons with yellow fabric paint, and grapefruit with pink fabric paint. Once you’re satisfied with the design, allow the paint to dry flat for at least 4 hours.

Step 6 Display!

Custom napkins with fabric paint citrus fruit prints

Once the paint has dried, your custom napkins are ready to use! These playful fruit print napkins add a fun and fruity pop of color to any tablescape scene. Fabric can be washed after 72 hours.

It’s that easy to make your own custom napkins with citrus fruit prints! Show us how you’re using Tulip Brush-On Fabric Paints for your tablescaping décor and tag us on social media


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