To turn plain napkins into talking points, create black and white photocopies of photographs and cut to size. Cover the image-side of each paper copy with Image Maker paste using a small brush. Place the paper paste-side down on a napkin and press lightly to ensure the edges stick. Leave to dry overnight. Once dry, rub a damp sponge over the paper until the image appears. Rub away any paper residue and leave to dry throughly.

Image Maker, £3 for 50ml, Dylon at Hobbycraft. Cotton napkins, £22 for 25, Cox&Cox. Cutlery, £5.45 per piece, John Lewis. Ribbon, 75p per metre, VV Rouleaux. Wedding photographs courtesy of Julia Boggio.

As seen in the March/April 2010 issue of Brides.