This is an easy craft that is both cheap and pretty. The basic design is adaptable for any holiday. Most supplies you have in you craft closet. The ribbon was $3.49 a roll. The floral pick was $1.99. I bought both on sale. The prices given are the actual list prices. One roll of ribbon and one pick will make 2 napkin rings. One roll of ribbon and two picks will make 4 napkin rings.
7/8 inch wide ribbon, flat or wired
1 seasonal floral pick
Paper tube, from paper towels
Stapler and staples
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Cut a paper tube into 1 inch segments. Cut a piece of ribbon about 30 inches long. This is actually too much ribbon, it will need to be trimmed later.
2. Slide one end of the ribbon inside the tube and staple. Wrap the ribbon around the tube. Overlap the edges a little as you go. When you reach the start of the ribbon, trim, and staple in place. The staple will be covered later.
3. Take a floral pick and cut off the smaller pieces. For example, leaves, acorns, small fruit, and small pinecones work very well.
4. Arrange these on the ribbon and hot glue in place. Be sure to cover the staple.
5. Allow to dry.
A few helpful reminders:
1. Always use caution and common sense when using sharp tools and glue guns.
2. Depending on how carefully you measure, and how tightly you wrap the ribbon, you can make more rings with one roll of ribbon.
3. You will need more floral picks if you want all of the napkin rings to match. I like variation, so the differences don’t bother me.
4. Don’t chose ribbon with glitter. It goes everywhere and your guests may end up eating it.