Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Napkin Rings for Any Occasion!!

Happy Wednesday! I want to share a fun and super easy project I did today.  I'm not much of a tablescaper but I do love to add a bit of fun here and there.  I made napkin rings that can be easily customized... and they are super cheap!


You only need a few supplies for this one!
I used metal drapery rings with clips for my napkin rings.  I found mine at Hobby Lobby for $6.99 for 12 with no sale or coupon.  You can also find them at Lowe's, JoAnn's and many other stores.  They come in lots of different finishes.  I was originally going to paint mine but I really liked the bronze finish with my other decor.
I also purchased several pieces of coordinating scrapbook papers from Hobby Lobby.



The possibilities are endless for these napkin rings but I will show you a few that I came up with.  For two of mine I was able to use my Cricut Expression Machine with my new Songbird Font Cartridge... Love it!!



I used the machine to cut out a tag shape with one piece of paper.



I then cut the same shape 1/2" smaller with a different sheet of paper. 



I glued those together and cut a "G" out to finish it off.  I love using our initials on almost everything :)



You then just attach a ring to it and you are finished... that easy and that cute!
I made these for Easter... I thought the colors and pattern was perfect!




I also made some that coordinated with the colors in my dining room.



I used the same technique, just different paper and shapes.
I used my Cricut Storybook Font for this tag.



Finally, I couldn't resist my addiction love of burlap.  I used some black acrylic paint to stencil numbers on small pieces of burlap.  After they dried I attached them to a ring and I was done.... LOVE it :)  Anything burlap with numbers pretty much does it for me! 









Thanks so much for stopping by guys!  For under $10 this is a great project that can be revamped and changed all year round.  I hope you like it!

~Whitney

 
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42 comments:

the thrifty ba said...

i dont like...
i LOVE! perfect wedding gift!

KirkKrew said...

So cute! It would fun to run them through the Cuttlebug too and add some extra texture. Love your ideas (as usual!). I'm so ready for Spring Break so I can work on some projects.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a clever and creative touch for the dinner table.

mmtncrfts said...

ok, now that is just too darn smart! Sooo cute. Don't you just love the Cricut. Thanks for sharing.

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Jeanette said...

That is just too cute! I love it.

Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama said...

Wow, that is super creative! Awesome!

WestSacHoney said...

Oh for the love of Cricut I've been debating on this for over a week now after I searched Craigslist and I keep thinking I won't use it that often but then I see these pretty ideas using the Cricut and I want it again. What do you think should i get it?!

Tina said...

Another fantastic project!! I love them all, but my favourite would definitely be the burlap ones:) Thank you so much for sharing, now I just have to convince my husband that a cricut machine is a necessity:) ~ Tina x

Cottage Dreamers said...

That is such a good idea! I really need to remember this one! ☺ Celeste

Peridots Garden Blog said...

What a clever idea!

The perfect gift for a house warming party!

Wow, I love seeing what can be accomplished with the Cricut Expression Machine...makes me want to buy one...and I have no experience in paper craft art.

Thank you for sharing!


Sandy

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a cute idea and I love those rings with the clips. I want to look for some of those. Love & blessings from NC!

Sjn said...

A clever use of drapery rings. I'll be investing in a few pkgs for this purpose myself!

**** April **** said...

You gotta just love that Cricut! :) Never thought of doign that but what a CUTE way to really personalize placesettings too!

Christy said...

This is a fabulous idea and frugal too. Its a double wow!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love the burlap one the best! I'm totally trying these! =)

Esther@fleurcottage said...

origional & nifty idea!

Mama Thompson said...

Such a great idea...thanks for sharing...I actually have 4 extra clippy rings from the curtain I just hung...now I know what I can use them for:)

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

cute cute idea! And so much cheaper than buying "napkin rings" made to be napkin rings!

DeeDee said...

Such a cute idea.and cheap too..I was waiting for the burlap....I knew you would not let me down...Happy Easter celebration to you and your family.

HouseMama said...

OMGosh - I cannot believe Ralph wasn't invited to dinner. Tee hee.
Love this idea! So easy to match your table.

Anna said...

What a fantastic DIY project...and I want one of those cricut machines..now..lol..good skills! x

Patti said...

I'm going to use this idea with place cards..thanks for the idea!

The Whimsical Princess said...

Cute I really like the burlap one! Don't you just love your cricut. I use mine everyday!

the thrifty ba said...

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Shannon said...

So neat!

Daisy said...

Super cute, I love your blog and all of your fun ideas! You inspire me. :) Congrats on your new baby news!

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Reese said...

What a great idea! LOVE THEM! Hope your daughter did well at Nationals.

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Lovely Scribbles said...

I have got to get me a Cricut! Super cute project as always, ladies!!

Cindy said...

What a great idea! I could do the one on burlap, I really like that. I even have some extra clips. Thanks! Hugs, Cindy S.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I just LOVE this !!!
So creative.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a great idea! Love this! thanks for sharing!

Debbie

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

so cute i love everything about these

Christy said...

Cool napkin rings! And you and I have the same granite!! :o)

Live the Home Life said...

What a great idea! A simple and fun use for those stray rings I have laying around.

-Cara @ Live the Home Life

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

What a fabulous idea, I love this! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

vlarge2 said...

Thanks for the idea. I picked up several bags from Hancock Fabrics at 80% off. Knew something would come from them.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

A few years ago I found those exact same drapery rings on sale at Target while I was looking for ideas for our Thanksgiving table. So I was so excited, I attached pretty leaves to mine and have also attached wrapped candy. Your ideas were adorable too, those cricut cutters are so neat, I have a friend who just bought one and can't wait to see her use it.
Thanks for sharing your cute ideas.
Blessings, Nellie

Creations By Cindy said...

I am so excited about this project you have shown to us! Love the idea! You are brilliant my dear! Be blessed. Cindy

Merrie said...

Just last night I picked up a pack of rings at Old Time Pottery for under $5.oo and then put them back. Looks like another trip to OTP coming on, this is a great idea.

Lisa said...

LOVE this idea! Thanks!

Formerly-Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

well now isn't that just the neatest idea I think I've seen all week.

thanks for sharing it with us.

 
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