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Bleach-Stamped Napkins

Customize napkins with any brush and -- surprise! -- bleach.

Photography: Aaron Dyer

Source: Martha Stewart


For crisp, clear lines, always press your stamp against the bleach-soaked sponge brush before hitting the fabric. Also remember to wash the rubber well with stamp cleaner once you're done. For more tips and tricks, see our handy list of stamping techniques.


  • Sponge brush
  • Bleach
  • Rubber stamps


  1. Dampen a sponge brush with bleach (don’t dilute), and use it as "ink" for any rubber stamp.
  2. Let excess drip off, then apply quickly and evenly to tightly woven cotton napkins; the images will appear as the bleach sets.
  3. Machine-wash, dry, and iron the napkins before using.

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