Add a personal touch to your drinks by stencilling an initial onto the napkins.

To make the stencil, trace a letter no taller than 3.5cm (to ensure it sits neatly on the napkin) onto thick card and cut it out using a scalpel. Lay the napkin flat and attach the template where you would like the character to be, fastening with masking tape. Apply a small amount of paint to a stencil brush and gently build up the layers of paint for a crisp, solid finish. Carefully lift the stencil away to reveal your painted letter.

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Cotton napkins, £5 each, johnlewis.com; card, £3.80 for 10 sheets, paperchase.co.uk; scalpel, from £3.95 and stencil brush, £3.50, cowlingandwilcox.com; fabric paint, £3.99 for 45ml and masking tape, £2.29, hobbycraft.co.uk; glass tumblers, £4.99 each, zarahome.com; golden raspberries, £3.99 for 225g, waitrose.com

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As seen in the November/December 2012 issue of Brides