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.
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.
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.
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.