July 2013 Up-Cycle

4th of July Napkin

4th of July Napkin


  • bleach
  • a pencil with eraser
  • a pencil sharpener
  • toothpicks
  • fabric or linens
  • Any fabric or dark colored linen will do. We used napkins.


  1. Add the bleach to a small jar.
  2. Use the pencil sharpener to make the tip of the pencil eraser smaller.
  3. Dip the eraser into the bleach.
  4. Dip into Bleach

  5. Press firmly onto the fabric letting the bleach soak in. This dot will be the anchor of the firework.
  6. Dip the toothpick into the bleach.
  7. Dip into Bleach

  8. Make curved lines coming from the anchor.
  9. Dip into Bleach

  10. Use the tip of the eraser to embellish the firework at the end for a finishing touch.
  11. 4th of July Napkins

  12. Finish setting your table with some pretty red, white, and blue touches!