This year, due to my daughter’s Nutcracker performance schedule, we’ll be spending Christmas at home this year with our little family. That means, we’ll be having Christmas dinner alone.
Even though we’ll be alone, I want to make it special for my family, because they deserve it. We’ll pull out the Christmas dishes, and make a special dinner.
Emma will help me make some table decorations because she is my crafty kid. We looked around and decided to try our hands at making some easy DIY napkin rings.
Christmas Dinner Napkin Rings
We were able to create our napkin rings using supplies we had on hand already. If you do any kind of crafting, I’m sure you can, too. If not, the supplies you’ll need are very inexpensive.
The base of the rings is simple toilet paper rolls. You can use paper towel rolls or wrapping paper tubes, as well. Grab whatever you already have at home.
We used yarn for our napkin rings, but you could use ribbon, lace, or fabric scraps if that’s what you have lying around.
We cut the toilet paper tubes in half to get two napkin rings out of each tube. I knotted the yarn on the tube. You can wrap the yarn around the knot/tail or tuck the knot inside the tube. Once I got her started, Emma got to wrapping.
It makes it much easier to wrap if you will cut a shorter length of yarn and roll it into a smaller ball. The ball can then pass easily through the tube without getting all tangled up.
Keep wrapping the tube with the yarn until you reach the starting point again. Then, tie another knot to secure the ends. Tuck that end inside the tube, as well, so there are no loose strings. Now it’s time to decorate and embellish.
I rummaged through my craft boxes to gather a few “Christmasy” embellishments. I found some red flower clips that look like little poinsettias, a red berry sprig from a holiday candle that melted, and a red silk flower. I also found some loose Scrabble tiles that would be fun if they were used as initials at each place setting.
Emma decided on the berry sprig and the little plastic flower (we just popped it off the bobby pin). We hot glued the embellishments to the rings and slid the napkins in.
Now, we have a cute little diy project with which to decorate our Christmas breakfast table. Em is already making plans for winter napkin rings with snowflakes and silver sparkly yarn.
How do you decorate your holiday table?
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