- Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Making my own napkin rings.

 Today I am sharing my napkin rings.  This is my first tutorial, so be patient with me.  To start making my napkin rings I took cream felt.
 I cut strips double the width I would want my rings to be.  I cut along the length of the felt piece and then cut each piece in half.

You are left with pieces like this, that you now fold length wise to make your ring.

I sewed along the long side and one short side so that I would be able to turn them inside out.

Turn them inside out.

Now I wanted to pretty it up.  I had a crocheted lace that I hotglued to the tube.  I also glued the short end closed.  This decoration will be on permanetly.  The other I am doing so that it can be removed and I can put on another color to match my napkins.

Now I am left with something that looks like a napkin ring.

Now I want to make my decoration for the ring.  I started with felt pieces as my base.  I wanted pink to match my napkins.  I had this fabric which I cut into squares. I do not have any further pictures of how I layered these, but you really use whatever you want to make a pretty napkin ring.

This is the completed napkin ring.  The napkin is a fat quarter cut down to size and I just zigzagged the edges.  I then used my gluegun and attached velcro to the join of the ring.

Attach the other piece of the velcro to the decoration.

Walla, and there you have it a beautiful napkin ring that can be changed to suit your need.  Just make different decorations in the colors you want and attach with the velcro.

How gorgeous is that.  Here they are with one of my favorite tea cups, the candle is another project I did long ago.  I used acrylic paint to do the flowers on the candle.

If you have made it this far with my post I thank you for your patience.  I will show you some other napkins with my rings as I finish them.

Thank you again.

Have a wonderful day.

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