Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine's Napkins Rings

I found some great Valentine's Day napkins at Hobby Lobby right after Christmas, and while I could have gone with some simple silver napkin rings, I chose to -of course- make my own. It was so fun to do! You could easily repeat this process for lots of holidays and lots of napkins all year.

What You'll Need
Toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Hot glue gun and sticks
Fabric -- half a yard will cover about six rolls
Flocked brads (Find them in the scrapbooking department.)

What You'll Do
Step 1: Remove, as best you can, any stuck-on toilet paper or paper towels. Cut the rolls into 1-inch rings.

Step 2: Cut the fabric into three- to four-inch strips. I started cutting and then ripped to get the "worn edge" look on the fabric's edges. Fold the fabric in half. I used hot glue on each end to help keep the fabric folded. Folding the fabric makes it thicker and covers the cardboard of the ring better.

Step 3: Wrap the fabric around the ring, hot gluing in place as you go. When you meet the other end, cut any excess off and hot glue in place.

Step 4: Using a craft knife, carefully puncture a hole through the fabric and cardboard ring. Push the tabs of a flocked brad through the hole and open the tabs to keep the brad in place.

Step 5: And you're done! Repeat the process for all the napkin rings you need.

Have you made any fun things for your table this Valentine's Day?

I'm sharing this post in lots of places!

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Craftzilla said...

Very cute! And super economical, I would actually end up gluing a tiny rhinestone in the center of the hearts as well!

Tasha said...

Fun!! Those are super cute. Thanks for the comment on my post :) I am loving all this Valentine's Day stuff.

Room to Inspire said...

Okay, another great idea. And I am admiring the economical side of this project!


The Harris Family said...

Adorable and so fun. My girls would love to see these on our table!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Cheap and easy - my two favorite things. Even better that they turn out so cute!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Love this idea. I just told my boyfriend to start saving the toilet paper rolls and he looked at me like I was crazy!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

so fun! I love those!

fawnda said...

Thrifty and cute! My favorite! Great job!

Prior said...

Great craft that can be changed up for any occasion! Lezlee

Lori said...

What a fun idea... In one of your other post I think you said your mom was very crafty, well I think you are crafty as well.

thanks for joining my party.

gina said...

I love the ability to so cheaply accessorize for every holiday, season, or whim- these look great!

bec4 said...

Very cute--it would be fun to do an entire set for each and every holiday! Thanks for sharing your link.

Julie Bagamary said...

Very cute and festive.

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

What a cute and easy craft for Valentine's Day! Love it<3 Thanks for stopping by;o)

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Very cool! Way to go on the repurposing :)


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