From kids’ art activities to sophisticated DIY gift ideas,
it seems like potato stamping is in blogs everywhere right now. While perusing
the DIY gift ideas, I noticed two things. One was that potato stamps actually
could look nice. The other is that there were plentiful gift ideas for almost
any occasion. After giving it some thought, I thought that Little A and I
should give it a try for our Hanukkah table. So, I got some napkins, some
silver fabric paint, and a potato, and off we went.
Now that the napkins are done, I’m wondering why it took so
long to try out this craft. No wonder it’s often recommended for kids: it’s
super easy to do! Also worth noting, fabric paint really can be washed. I
waited until the paint had set for at least 24 hours, just in case, then I
threw them in the wash. I already can’t wait for another excuse to make more of
– Cookie Cutter (I used a star, but a dreidel would be super cute, too)
– Cutting Board
Step 1: Slice the ends off each side of the potato longways
so that you have a thick, wide slab of potato. Push the cookie cutter through
the slab to make your stamp. If the potato feels a bit damp, use a towel to
gently squeeze the moisture out.
Step 2: Use the paint brush to coat the bottom part of the
potato stamp with paint. Make sure there is no excess paint on the sides of the
Step 3: Place the stamp paint side down on the napkin
wherever you like (we did a border on one side of the napkin) and apply gentle,
even pressure on the stamp. Hold the napkin down and pull the stamp away from
Step 4: Allow your napkins to dry for at least 24 hours and
wash before use.
We love our napkins so much that we’re keeping them, but I
know we’ll be doing them again in the future for a DIY gift.