Dyed Daisy Table Set

By  Cindy Groom-Harry and the CMC Staff 


  • White cotton placemats and napkins, four each
  • Silk daisy bush with approximately 50 flowers or 25 double-layer flowers
  • Ribbon: purple assortment (five prints), 3/8” to 1/2”-wide, 3 yds.; purple stripe, 7/8”, 32” length
  • White buttons, 3/8” to 5/8”, 36


  • Simply Spray Soft Fabric Paint, two cans each: Deep Purple; Lilac (Deval Products)
  • Stencil adhesive spray
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Sewing machine and lavender thread
  • Iron
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Large plastic bags (to protect work area)
  • Paper towels
  • 1. Wash and dry placemats without fabric softener.
  • 2. Protect work area with bags. Place placemat on bags and slide paper towels halfway under placemat along all edges.
  • 3. Remove flowers from bush by pulling individual flowers from stems and remove flower centers. Iron each flower layer so they lie flat. Lightly spray back of 11-13 flowers with stencil adhesive. Randomly attach flowers to placemat. Spray paint placemat edges Deep Purple. Use circular motion to spray paint center Lilac. Use paper towel to lightly dab excess paint from top of flowers. Remove flowers and set aside. Paint remaining placemats in same way. Quick Tip: Practice spray painting technique on scrap fabric before painting placemats.
  • 4. Spray paint painted flowers with additional coats of Deep Purple or Lilac for varying purple shades. Arrange and glue 7-8 painted daisies to each placemat. Glue white buttons to daisy centers.
  • 5. Cut 4" lengths from assorted purple ribbons. Quick Tip: Cut ends at an angle to prevent fraying. Fold ribbon lengths in half with space between cut ends. Sew 13 folded ribbon lengths to placemat sides, alternating ribbon prints.
  • 6. For napkin rings, cut four 8" striped ribbon lengths. Roll each into circle, overlapping ends 1/2", and glue. Glue three 4" lengths of narrow ribbons, at an angle, to overlapped ribbon area. Glue flower and button to ribbon. Place napkins inside rings.