Add a festive touch to your holiday-dinner fare this season with personalized linens. Scan winter berries, ornaments, or even strings of colored lights directly into your Mac; then combine them in a graphics program to create your design. (For tips on scanning 3-D objects, see Scan Anything.)
Before you print your design onto iron-on transfer paper, flip the image in your graphics program so it appears backward. Experiment to find the best temperature and pressure by first ironing the design onto scrap fabric. When you're satisfied with the results, transfer your image onto plain cloth napkins, table runners, or place mats. --Artist: Amy Conger
TOOLBOX Gather up holiday objects for your design, a flatbed scanner (see our review of USB Flatbed Scanners ), image-editing software, a color ink-jet printer, iron-on transfer paper, a clothes iron, and cloth table linens.
Associate Editor KELLY LUNSFORD provides tips and ideas for creating handmade crafts with the Mac in her Homemade Mac column on Macworld.com.