And with that...that's lets start with a Thanksgiving table staple! No, not the turkey...the napkin rings. Okay, okay so maybe they're not a true 'staple,' but DIY Thanksgiving napkin rings definitely can up the ante when it comes to a beautifully decorated Thanksgiving table.
First gather all your supplies...for a setting of 8 you'll need:
- Four (empty) toilet paper rolls or 2 paper towel rolls (cut into 2" sections)
- Scrap burlap (Our free 'Give Thanks' printable here)
- "Charms" such as mini pinecones, acorns, pumpkins (Click for here for details on how to dry acorns and how to dry pine cones for crafts and decorating.)
- Mod Podge
Set the rolls aside for a few minutes if you want to print on your burlap. If not, just skip this step and move forward with plain burlap. If you want to print on burlap, I have created these free "Give Thanks" printables to make it easy for you - and here's the how to on printing on burlap using an inkjet printer.
When your burlap is ready - cut into 2.5" strips. Working with one piece of toilet paper roll at a time, use a foam brush or paint brush to slap some mod podge on the roll and then cover with a piece of burlap.
Use a clip to keep the burlap in place. Spread a light layer of mod podge on top of the burlap and let it dry for a few hours. Don't worry, the mod podge will dry clear.
At this point you can fringe the edges of the burlap if you want, by pulling out a few strands. This just creates a fringe and prevents it from fraying.
Tie a piece of ribbon around the center and secure it with a knot. Attach one of your 'charms' to the ribbon. If you're using an acorn it's easiest to use thread to wrap around the stem and then attach the thread to the ribbon with a knot. If you're using a mini pine cone, you can hide the ribbon under some of the scales and wrap it around to attach.
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