Friday, July 30, 2010

Cheap wedding napkin rings

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How to Make Cheap Wedding Napkin Rings

Since I still have not gotten over the whole wedding theme, I've figured what would be a better way to conclude it than having a tutorial on how to make your very own wedding napkin rings

We will be using some very cheap and readily available materials and anyone can do as you wont be needing any special tools.
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Things you will need:
- ruler
- scissors
- pencil for marking
- cutter
- double-sided tape
- wide satin ribbon
- pretty ribbons
- embellishment for decorations 
- cardboard tube (such as from kitchen towel)

Steps:
1.  Measure the cardboard tube using a ruler and mark it at several points using a pencil. 3-4cm is a good measurement for a napkin ring, but it is really up to your preference.
2. Use a  ruler to connect the points by drawing a straight line through them and slowly cut out the tube following the marked line with a sharp cutter knife.

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3. Cut the wide satin ribbon to a suitable length that will cover the whole of the cut-out tube. To make it easier, wrap the ribbon around the tube to measure. 
4. Line the outer tube with double-sided tape (do not peel off yet). Also line the inside of the tube but make sure to only put double-sided tape at the part where it will be covered by the ribbon. See pic.
*To make sure we have a nice and smooth napkin ring, make sure there are no trapped air bubble between the tape and the tube.

5. Place the ribbon on a flat surface. Peel off double-sided tape on the outer tube. Place tube on ribbon and gently roll it on the ribbon. 
*Satin ribbons are very delicate, to avoid it from being ruined,  never pull it sideways.
6. Peel off tape on the inside of the tube. Using your fingers, gently fold down the ribbons to the inside of the tube. 

7. Your basic napkin ring is ready. Now it's time to decorate it! You can use any fancy ribbons or embellishment for this purpose.
8. In this example, Ive combined two types of ribbons, by using a double sided tape, I taped them together and then onto the ring.

...and a simple yet elegant wedding napkin ring is created! 


Try it with various type of ribbons and designs, you can do all sorts of napkin rings for any occasion!


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15 comments:

Afonya on August 2, 2010 at 6:21 AM said...

such subtle details create incredible comfort and unique style for your wedding

jonney on August 3, 2010 at 10:26 AM said...

Very good guide, You are very talented.
Your can guess what i will be doing tonight.

Leather Dining Chairs on August 4, 2010 at 3:53 AM said...

They are utterly fantastic! I wish I could think of such things, it seems so obvious when someone does it but I'd never think of it myself. I love doing my own craftwork so thank you

Selina on August 4, 2010 at 7:58 PM said...

Thank you so much. Im glad you all enjoyed the tutorial. It always feels great when you are able to make something nice and useful from recycled items :)

Translator Raquel on August 7, 2010 at 2:33 PM said...

They are very pretty and the tutorial makes it look as easy as pie to make them. I'll give it a try.

wedding napkins on August 15, 2010 at 11:47 PM said...

Good tips on DIY-ing your napkins! Thanks

Transporturi Agabaritice on August 16, 2010 at 5:27 AM said...

Good DIY tutorials for handcrafts. They are all beautiful and special.

Wholesale Directory on August 18, 2010 at 10:58 AM said...

Simple and elegant. Nice work! Can't wait to try it out and maybe dress the dinner table up a bit

Cheap Wedding on August 27, 2010 at 12:33 AM said...

Love this idea as it is such a cheap wedding table decoration. If you have a very flamboyant napkin ring you would only need some quite basic decorations such as tealights for the rest of the table.

Amulet on September 8, 2010 at 7:04 AM said...

classical idea of classic design. If we use good taste, you can translate this idea into reality with minimal cost!

Pulanna on September 10, 2010 at 6:53 AM said...

What a great idea! Thanks)

Polk Audio on November 11, 2010 at 8:02 AM said...

So sweet,...I like your tutorial :)

smackdown oyunu on November 18, 2010 at 5:33 AM said...

What a great idea! Thanks)

VA loan refinance on November 30, 2010 at 12:15 PM said...

These will work great for any occasion. I plan on using the napkin rings for an upcoming Christmas party. Affordable elegance.

Loc on January 24, 2011 at 11:08 AM said...

This is going to save my sister some money and looks very nice as well. Thank you.

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