Check out these great cocktail napkins! These can be yours for a fraction of the usual price; this is definitely a DIY (do-it-yourself) project. I love it when friends and family compliment my napkins, having no idea I stamped them myself. I know you’ve gone to a party or wedding and thought, “wow, how could they afford all of this?” It’s all about your imagination: I, myself, like to think outside of the box. Thank goodness I received my creative genes from my mother.

You will need:

The rubber stamp and ink can be found at your local hobby or craft store. You also can find these products online.  If ordered online, you can have the stamp custom-designed to fit your wedding or party theme. The archival ink dries fast and does not stain or smear.

I suggest buying a 2″ x 2″ size stamp for cocktail napkins; if you are working with dinner napkins, I would suggest you get it bigger.


When purchasing your napkins, always buy extra. Out of 300 napkins, only 275 made it. It takes a few tries to get the stamp just right. Remember to have fun – craft projects should always be fun!

  • Billie

    Do you find that pigment ink bleeds when wet? Don’t want it to bleed through when stamping; also don’t want to ruin someone’s dress because they used a stamped napkin to wipe up a wet spill.

  • Anna

    Great tips.! thanks for sharing this to us:)

  • Genae

    Maybe try using less ink, or stamping a something else first, like paper, to get some of the ink off of the stamp. That might work.

  • dibdabdo

    I tried stamping my daughter’s wedding napkins using this method. I purchased a custom-made wooden-base rubber stamp on etsy. I used StazOn archival ink. I know doesn’t run once it gets wet. However, I’m having a problem with bleeding. I’m not sure if it’s due to the small size of the font on the stamp or what. Any suggestions ?

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  • Genae

    Thank you for your kind words!

  • Louis Hom

    Great post! I love reading your blog.

  • tyneisha

    Good idea… just thinkin, when i was going to spend unnecessary money on printed napkins. Now my maid of honor has something to do! Thanks – very useful tip.

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