This summer I had a group of friends over for a pot luck. We love our pot luck group. We meet every other week and design a spread based around a regional cuisine. The one we hosted this summer was a “Southern Cuisine” theme. I made fresh fried green tomatoes and fried okra- recipes to come later.
What I was really stumped about was decorations for my table. It was summer so I knew I wanted it light and airy. We live close to the beach and I have tons of shells so I knew I could work with those for free.
I went to Big Lots and purchased 20 white clothe napkins for 95% off! I love their sale section!
When I got home I knew that I needed a pretty napkin ring to bring out the colors of the table. So I made these:
Instructions for Beachy Napkin Rings:
- toilet paper/ paper towel tube
- muted color cardstock
- fishing net (can be found in craft stores or shell stores)- use a new one, not used!
- hot glue gun
Instructions– this is where you will find out that I am very crafty, but I hate to measure. You won’t see any measuring done here- just eye ball it!
- Cut toilet paper/ paper towel tube into equal sizes (makes four if you are using toilet paper rolls and 8 if you are using paper towel rolls).
- Cut the cardstock the same width and slightly longer length so it can be glued over the roll.
- Cut strips of net- this can be anywhere from 6 inches in length or longer and at least 2 inches wide. But I was not exact- the less you measure the more unique they will be!
- Hot glue the cardstock to the rolls and allow to dry.
- Put a line of hot glue down where you want the back of the ring to be and attach a strip of net in the middle of the net.
- Wrap the net around the cardstock and secure with more hot glue (you may burn your hand since there are tons of huge holes in the nets!).
- Add a little more hot glue and attach your shell.
- You are finished!
These were so fun and easy to make. I was afraid that they wouldn’t be sturdy and fall apart easily. Much to my delight they are still holding up strong almost 6 months later after being stored in several different places and used 3 different times.