Love the snazzy napkin rings? Crafted with cardboard toilet paper tubes and hot-glued fabric scraps, Levai’s inexpensive idea really helps to perk up the place settings. A sprig of greenery and a pretty pinecone finish the look.
Cloth napkins always take a party to the next level, but not everyone wants to spend on something that rarely gets used. Consider cotton dishtowels instead of traditional napkins. In addition to working perfectly for your event, they can continue to come in handy when washing dinnerware and flatware. Give the towels a party-centric update by tying them with twine instead of using true napkin rings.
Party favors have become more and more sophisticated over the years. You don’t need to have a bag full of gifts, but instead why not consider something more practical that guests can use at the party and take home for future use? Here, cloth napkins were stitched with crafting fabric in the initial of each guest’s first name. Not only do they work as place holders during the event, but they also provide a nostalgic keepsake.
Play with texture and shadows with ruffled ribbon napkin rings. Buy a spool of ruffled ribbon, then cut it into 4-inch long strands. Add Velcro to the back of each end, then wrap the ribbon around the napkin.
Search the gift wrap, school supply or arts and crafts section for chalkboard paper, card stock or ID tags. To outfit them as napkin rings, cut them into 3-inch wide by 3-inch long strips, then make 1-inch slits with scissors. Wrap the chalkboard paper around the napkin, then secure it in place by tying ribbon through the slit.
Create a conversation starter by repurposing a fork as a napkin ring. All that’s required to do this is to bend the fork backwards onto itself, creating a small curve to keep the head of the fork held upright.
Many artificial tabletop trees are sold with replacement branches. Use scissors to cut the branches into 4-inch strips, then wrap them around napkins. For embellishments, add jingle bells to the branches with twine.
Don't let holiday gift wrap tubes go to waste. Use a utility knife to cut the tubes into 3-inch-long sections. Choose colorful materials to wrap around the tubes to create pattern and introduce texture. Here, a variety of string in purple tones was used to keep the napkin ring coordinated with the rest of the tablescape.
Bailing wire, found in most home improvement or packaging sections, is used for hanging or securing objects in place. Add a touch of industrial style to your table by unfurling bailing wire from its spool, then winding it into a 2-inch wide cylindrical shape.