Emily of the blog Once Wed bought thrift store linen napkins and dipped them in small bowls of water mixed with a tiny bit of fabric dye. She started with a small amount of dye, dipped the napkins halfway in, then added a little more dye to the water to darken it, and repeated the process. The results are delicate, colorful and completely unique.
Cotton napkins would work just as well for this project, but we'd stay away from cotton blends, as they might not dye as well. You could even get ambitious and sew your own napkins!
Check it out: DIY Ombre Wedding Napkins - Once Wed
(Image: Once Wed)