Monday, 25 October 2010

Deck the Halls and the Tables ...

Here are the Christmas napkin rings.  Quite simple but I prefer things understated anyway. 

I chose Christmas-coloured papers but not traditional designs so they would complement both a traditional table setting or a more modern one and made 3 of each design rather than have 6 matching rings.

All of my Christmas decorations are packed away so I couldn't take a picture with the nice table napkins but this gives you an idea of how they will look.

Recipe for Success

6 x Grungeboard strips measuring 4cm x 5cm
12 x paper strips of same size, 6 for lining the inside of rings (optional). 
Glossy Accents Glue
Ink to match the chosen papers
Co-ordinating ribbon
Clothes pegs

NB  The lining paper doesn't have to be the same as the paper used for the outside of the rings.  It is there to give a neat finish.

Here We go
  1. Glue the lining paper to one side of the Grungeboard strips and allow to dry
  2. Mark a line 1cm down from the top end of each strip on the plain side.
  3. Roll each strip over to form a circle and glue the bottom end to the marked line, with the plain side outermost.  Secure with two clothes pegs on each side to hold the ends together and allow to dry.
  4. Now cover the outside of the rings with your chosen paper and when completely dry coat with Glossy Accents to give a nice sheen and seal the paper.  Allow to dry.
  5. Ink the edges to cover the bare Grungeboard and neaten the finish.
  6. Make bows for each ring and glue over the joined section to disguise any raised areas.
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1 comment:

jackid said...

what a great tutorial Sue very nicely done and love the napkin rings great ideas well done