This post is from our Stagg Design project archives and originally posted in July 2016. We hope it gives you inspiration and some tips for tackling that next project! xx- Team Stagg
I’m always looking for simple gifts to keep on hand for hostess gifts, birthdays, neighbor thank you’s, etc. I needed to put together a birthday gift, and Wayfair asked me to come up with a DIY hostess gift as part of their Guest with the Best campaign. Win-win!
I’m mildly obsessed with fabric stamping. Using vegetables or fruit is a bonus because you usually have them on hand, and they’re so inexpensive. For this project, I needed only a few supplies. A paper plate, craft paint that can be used on fabric, a plain white dish cloth, a paper grocery sack, an apple, and a fork.
I like the Martha Stewart multi-surface satin acrylic paint. I’ve used it on a ba-jillion different projects.
Lay the cloth out on the grocery sack to protect your counter from the paint.
Cut the apple in half, and stick a fork in it. Kind of like “put a bird on it.” Tell me you all get that.
The rest is pretty simple. Use the apple as a stamp, and put in whatever pattern you want. This could also work great with potatoes, artichokes, etc.
Once it’s dry, tie it up pretty with some serving utensils and bam. Instant simple gift.
Pretty darn cute, if you ask me. And practical. And inexpensive. I think I might whip up a bunch and just keep them on hand.
Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! I spent it at the Las Vegas Design Market working on something really exciting. Look for some announcements on upcoming projects soon.
Have a wonderful week ahead!
*this post was sponsored by Wayfair