Napkin Rings: a Tutorial

We just bought this lovely table off of craigslist. I adore it. We now have a table that will be set up for meals! Can you believe it? Having a kitchen table that you leave clean so you can eat your meals at the table? Novel idea, right?! Now I need all the lovelies for the table. I started with Napkin Rings.

With no further ado, here’s the quick tutorial!
Items needed for 6 napkin rings:

  • Pattern Piece 1: 1 x 6 inch long peice of paper to measure the toilet paper rolls
  • Pattern Piece 2: 2.5 x 6 inch long peice of paper to measure the tissue paper
  • 2 toilet paper rolls
  • scissors
  • mod podge (which I hate except for this purpose)
  • paint brush
  • tissue paper in the color/pattern of your choice (you may want to first cover the roll with white tissue paper if your pattern has a light color in it – that’s what I did)
  • glitter glue
  • wax paper

Step 1:  Using Pattern Piece 1, cut each toilet paper roll into 4 inch pieces. Don’t worry, squish the roll. After you make all your cuts, squish the toilet paper rolls back into nice (but not perfect) circles.

Step 2: Using Patter Piece 2, cut all the tissue paper you will need for this project.  I cut 6 pieces of white tissue papers and 6 of my red and cream snowflake pattern.

Step 3: Glue away! Using the paint brush, paint the Mod Podge onto the outside of the toilet paper roll. Lay the roll onto the white tissue paper , or the colored tissue paper if you’re not using the white paper. Being careful to keep the paper pretty straight, roll the paper around the toilet paper roll. The whole roll will now be covered. (Do this over the wax paper!)

Step 4: Mod Podge the inside of to roll and carefull push one side of the overlap into the roll. (You will be conforming your paper to the side of the roll, you will end up keeping the roll 1 inch wide the entire time through. Just try it. You’ll understand when you’re doing it!) Add more Mod Podge to the inside of the roll and push the other side of overlap into the roll. Be neat!

Repeat Step 4 if you used the white paper to add in your colored paper.

Step 5: Mod Podge the entire thing, including the edges, inside and outside and let dry.

Step 6: 1 hour later (or when dry!) Paint glitter glue around the outside of the napkin rings. Let Dry.

Step 7: Add 2 more coats of Mod Podge letting it dry between each layer.

Step 8: Step back and admire your work! You’re done.

Shared with homework.

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