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Dyed Napkins With Watermelon Applique

Dress up your table with Dyed Napkins With Watermelon Applique from Linda Peterson. This adorable applique craft is perfect for a summer cookout or holiday barbeque! Summer won't be complete until you've celebrated with this easy craft.

Dyed Napkin With Watermelon Applique


  • 16 x 16” piece of muslin
  • Fabric spray paint – neon green
  • Fabric paint – dark green, black
  • Fabric watermelon applique or applique of choice
  • Applique glue
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Palette
  • Water bucket
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors


  1. Wash and dry muslin if necessary.
  2. Spritz neon green fabric paint unevenly over entire surface of fabric. Daub off any excess puddles with paper towel.

    Dyed Napkin With Watermelon Applique
  3. Paint green stripes 1” thick (or desired width) onto fabric leaving approximately 2” in between each. Paint thin lines on each side of thick line.

    Dyed Napkin With Watermelon Applique
  4. Paint thin black lines just outside of the thin green line and outline the perimeter with a scalloped line.

    Dyed Napkin With Watermelon Applique
  5. Paint teardrops for seeds over entire surface. Make sure that the seeds go different directions to add interest.

    Dyed Napkin With Watermelon Applique
  6. Glue on fabric applique.
  7. Cut 1/2” slits around edges to create fringe.

    Dyed Napkins With Watermelon Applique

For comprehensive video tutorial, check out How to Create a Hand Painted Watermelon Applique Napkin.

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