Next week I am hosting my first ever Blog Hop. This will be five days of different bloggers bringing you their best in alfresco dining! Summer is here and won’t be around for too much longer, so if you haven’t already done so, it is time to get outside and enjoy a meal in the great outdoors. My alfresco tablescape will be featured on Thursday, but today I am letting you get a little glimpse of what might be in store. I am going to show you how easy it is to make these DIY coastal napkin rings.
I always look at the toilet paper roll when it is empty and try to figure out how I can use it. I often have thought of napkin rings, but it finally came to me as I was planning this tablescape. So here it is…toilet paper rolls, seashells and some hemp rope along with my hot glue gun were all it took to make those pretty napkin rings! Step one was as easy as could be, I just took scissors and cut each toilet paper roll in half. Anyone can handle this project!
I began by tucking an end of the hemp rope inside the end of the tube and glued it there, then I just added a very little bit of hot glue and rolled the rope tightly around each cardboard tube. When I got to the other end, I glued the end securely to the edge of the cardboard tube. There you have four of the rings with the rope secured to each one. When you use a hot glue to secure the rope the entire tube gets much firmer and will not get bent out of shape. The final step was to glue a seashell to each napkin ring. You can use this same idea and add all kinds of things to your rings, it doesn’t have to be a seashell.
There you have it, beautiful coastal style napkin rings! I had the toilet paper rolls and the seashells so all I really had to buy was the hemp rope. The spool of rope cost me $9.99 but I only used half of the spool so I created six lovely napkin rings for just about $5.00! Are you trying to figure out what my tablescape is going to look like? You will have to come back next Thursday for the big reveal!
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