In this season of Lent, I have been thinking about the folded cloth Jesus left in the empty tomb and the significance of why He did that. I would like to think that my need to be tidy and organized means I take after Jesus, but I have a feeling Him folding the linen cloth wasn’t a message to be tidy.
My dear mother shard a grand explanation with me I will never forget. She said, “Gwyn, Jesus folded the linen cloth He left in the tomb to signify that HE is coming back. So, let’s follow his lead. Anytime you have visited someone’s home for dinner and enjoyed the company and the meal, carefully fold your napkin and place it by your plate. Like Jesus, let this be a sign to the hostess that the company was dandy and the meal was delicious. YOU WILL BE BACK. ”
This cherished tradition I share with my mother has inspired me to add a touch of gold foil to a set of serviettes.
Sparkle! Sparkle! XX-gwyn
PS Serviette is a fancy word for napkin. It is fun to say. The link I have shared will give you the correct pronunciation.
6 white linen hemstitched serviettes, pressed
*I pick these up regularly at our local TJ Max. You can get twelve linen hemstitched serviettes at just $15.00. A great deal!
- In any design you choose, apply a thick coat of the liquid adhesive with a paint brush to a pressed serviette.
- Allow the adhesive to dry for at least two hours. It is ready when the adhesive becomes tacky.
- Place a gold foil transfer sheet on the glue placing the metallic side up.
- Press the sheet against the adhesive using your hands.
- Remove the sheets.
- If any areas are still tacky after removing the sheets, just apply the sheets again and repeat the process until there are no tacky areas.
That is it! DIY GOLD FOIL SERVIETTES! Pretty on any table!
CREDITS//AUTHOR, CREATOR, AND PHOTOGRAPHY: GWYN @SPARKLINGCHARM.COM