1 Print your photo with an inkjet printer (not a laser printer) in the desired size on a sheet of transfer paper. TIP First print the photo on to ordinary paper so that you can see how you want to use it and if it is the correct size. We cut the circle in two and put the segments on opposite sides of the napkin.
2 Cut out the print of the photo neatly around the edges. Cut away some sections, such as the openings in the crochet work, using your craft knife.
3 Make sure your iron is set to its hottest setting with the steam function off. Work on a hard, flat surface and place the photo transfer face-side down in position on the napkin. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to iron on the photo transfer. Iron into the corners. NOTE The paper will change colour and start to smell, but this is normal.
4 Remove the backing paper on the transfer paper with a smooth motion. Do this while it is still warm for a matte look. For a glossy look, wait until it is completely cool.
GOOD IDEA For place markers, insert a photo of each guest into a pretty little frame.
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