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10/01/2012 10:01 am ET | Updated Oct 02, 2012

Craft Of The Day: Use Cyanotype Printing To Create One-Of-A-Kind Sun-Printed Napkins

Before advanced printing technologies were invented, architects used a process called "cyanotype printing" to create blueprints. But just because this this method isn't used anymore for building plans doesn't mean it has completely disappeared. Cyanotype printing, or sun printing, still exists as a way to create unique artwork. And today's Craft Of The Day from Garden Therapy will show you how to use this printing process to make beautiful cloth napkins. Take a look:

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Photo by Stevie at Garden Therapy

After treating the fabric with a specific chemical mixture (you can buy a kit for this), you can choose which plants you want to print on the napkins. Then, the sun basically does the rest of the work as it reacts with the chemicals and produces a gorgeous color. For a full tutorial, head over to Garden Therapy.

And, be sure to check out our other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

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