Don’t you love a beautifully set table with plates, placemats and napkin rings coordinating? I would love to have dishes for every occasion and matching accessories. But my budget and space won’t allow that. So I do the next best thing and create my own. For this month’s Crafty DeStash Challenge I came up with easy to make napkin rings with a fall flair.
Back in the spring, I made Easter bunny napkin rings for the March Crafty DeStash Challenge so I still had the wooden rings left. For those of you who are new to our Crafty DeStash Challenge, it is a monthly get together of bloggers who come up with an idea using what they have. We are allowed to spend up to $10 to complete our project. This month I spent a dollar because I had to buy a spray of leaves at the Dollar Store.
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Last week I posted about placemats I made using the felt cutouts in the shape of a leaf and flannel. I decided I could easily make matching napkin rings. It is the same concept but slightly different. That is where the leaves come in.
I pulled off 4 rust colored leaves. I am already thinking up variations on a theme so I can use the other ones in the future. Take a scrap piece of fabric, in this case I used a piece of the leftover plaid flannel. If using a plaid make sure there is enough to match the plaid for each napkin ring you make.
Remove the plastic veins from the leaves. Then use Mod Podge for Fabric and brush it on the wrong side of the leaf. Carefully, place it on the fabric. This is where I made sure I had enough material so they were all alike. Brush more Mod Podge on top of the leaf.
While that is drying, spray paint the wooden rings black or a coordinating color. I did several coats of paint.
Once the leaves were dry I used black puffy paint and went all around the leaf.
I had to make sure the paint was fully dry but when it was I cut it out. Maybe I should say I cut around each leaf, making it four times.
After that, I took the puffy paint pen and outlined the edge on the flannel side. The hardest part of this project is the waiting for stuff to dry.
Use E6000 to glue the wooden ring to the leaf. Now I tend to be OCD on stuff so I also ran a bead of hot glue on either side of the wooden ring as well. I did it so the leaf shows but you can glue it so the flannel side shows. Wait until that dries and the napkin rings are done.
Did I mention how easy these are to make? And they do give the table a fall flair. Don’t you think so? Now check out all of the other fabulous crafts my friends created for this month’s Craft Room Destash Challenge.
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