11.02.2010

FALL CRAFTS: DIY napkin rings

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Now that Halloween is over, its time to think about the next few weeks that lead up to Thanksgiving. And since I’m planning on having a few more people at my dinner table this year, I I figured it would be great for everyone to know where they’re sitting without the hassle.

While at Michael’s trying to figure out what to use so soon to expire coupons, I came across some wooden leaf cut outs and the first thing that came to mind was napkin rings!

Here’s what you’ll need

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wooden leaf cut outs (.29 cents each)

acrylic paint

paint brushes

some type of natural string (hemp, jute, or twine)

glue gun

Step one: Choose your base color for your leaves

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(make sure you have some free help on hand!)

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After your base color dries, it’s time to decorate!

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Once your leaves are dry, it’s time to attach the string to the back.

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turn the leaf over (we painted the back of the leaf too) and squeeze a dab of glue of glue in the middle of the leaf

fall crafts 039With the string, cut it the desired length and tie a knot in the middle.

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add another dab of glue on top of the knot

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Once the glue dries, you’re done! Now all you have to do is tie your napkin rings around your napkins!

(I used some left over fabric)

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Easy right? How many of you will have handmade napkin rings at your dinner table this Thanksgiving?!



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18 comments:

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Those are really cute napkins rings, it gives me a few ideas. It looked like the kids a really good time painting.

Angela said...

Very Cute... funny I just bought some orange acrylic paint the other day for artwork...mmmm.

Sugarraindrops said...

What a great family project! We could find all sorts of little wooden cut outs for othe holiday occasions too, thsnk you for the inspiration!! :]

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

These are just adorable...you are a girl after my own heart: Put those kids to work!! Seriously though, isn't it the best when kids can have fun working on a project with you?
Janell

Emily A. Clark said...

Cute craft--I wish I had more patience for things like this :) It usually ends up with a huge meltdown by my kids--or me.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

These are too cute! I love that you let the kiddos help with them too!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

What great memories this will create for your family. Love the napkin rings.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Great project! The possibilities are endless, thanks for sharing!

Sing said...

Very easy and fun project for you and the kiddies. They look great!

Geechee Girl said...

Cute idea!

Decorchick! said...

So cute girl!! Fun project to bring the kiddos in on. Good job Mama. :)

autumn said...

super cute! and i LOVE those two colors together. just prefect...and inexpensive too!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Very creative

ashlina {the decorista} said...

ok now these are actually CUTE!. i might have to get a little inspiration from this myself.
xoxo

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Adorable! I made some last year using toilet paper rolls, burlap and foam type leaves. :-) So yes, I will have homemade. Just don't tell my guest that under it all is a TP roll. ;-)

pk @ Room Remix said...

These are really cute, and they're even better since the kids were involved! Good tutorial too!

Shandra Ward said...

GIRL, You have given me inspiration for a Girls Night In Party! I can't wait to use my Micheal's coupon tomorrow. LOL! When I complete my project, I will send you the pics. You are the BEST! Keep up the goood work! Woo hoo!

Aurelia said...

It's absolutely cute!! Good kid craft project!