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Dinner parties with flair:  Simple to make personalized ombre stenciled napkins.

Step 1: What You'll Need

Materials:
- Tall glass jar
- Fabric dye powder
- 2H pencil & Pigment liner pen
- Clothes pins
- Ne10 Stencil
- Cotton dinner napkins

Step 2:

Fill up a jar or bowl with warm water and add 2 teaspoons of the fabric dye. Stir well to make sure the dye dissolves completely.

Step 1:
Submerge most of the napkin in the jar, leaving just the last 4/5 out of the water. Let this soak for 5 minutes.

Step 2:
Remove the napkin and add 2 more teaspoons of the fabric dye. Submerge 1/2 of the napkin and let soak for 8 minutes.

Step 3:
Remove the napkin and add 4 more teaspoons of fabric dye. Submerge the tip of the napkin for 10 to 15 minutes.

Thoroughly rinse the napkin with warm water and hang to dry. Repeat above steps with the other 3 colors.

Step 3:

Once the napkins are dry, smooth out the wrinkles with a warm iron. Next, choose the way you want to fold the napkin. We used the Silver Pouch fold to show off the ombre best.

Step 4:

Using your pencil, trace your word with the stencil onto the napkin. Use the dots to help guide you with the letter spacing. If you make a mistake, don't worry – you can easily erase the pencil mark and start over.

Step 5:

Next, unfold your napkin and use your permanent pen and trace your pencil lines. Don't use a sharpie – it will bleed.

Step 6:

And you're done!  Easy, right?  What would you do with a Ne10 stencil?

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