Longtime BSB reader Lindsey has offered to share a quick and easy DIY tutorial with us today to help you craft napkin rings that you can use for your reception! Pair these simple napkin rings with your napkins to spice up your table settings. It's amazing how a easy and inexpensive project can really add color to your table and an extra detail to swoon over! Finding budget-friendly ways to tie your theme and vision together are what make beautiful budget savvy weddings! Thanks Lindsey for sharing this with us! -Jessica
The colors for my February beach-themed wedding were aqua and coral, and starfish were incorporated in most of the details. I had been on the hunt for the perfect napkin rings to use with our aqua napkins but wasn't finding anything. Thankfully, my mom is a crafting genius! If I don't find what I'm looking for — or find it but it's too expensive — we just figure out how to make it!
Here's how to make your own napkin rings:
Use a 12″ x 12″ cardstock weight paper in your desired color. Using a paper trimmer, cut in to 1″ x 12″ strips. Use an adhesive, such as Glue Dots brand, to secure the beginning and end of the cardstock strip into a circle to make the desired circumference. Use two adhesive dots.
In my case, we bought about 100 starfish from a beach shop, and my mom painted each one with acrylic paint (Americana or Folk Art brands) and a foam brush. (She's awesome, isn't she?!) Then add your embellishment of choice with an adhesive dot to the top of the cardstock circle, and voilà! (The cost came out to less than $1 per napkin ring.)
You can buy a paper trimmer, cardstock, glue dot adhesive and embellishments at your local craft store. Have fun!
Photo courtesy of AR Annahita Photography + Graphic Design
Lindsey Robertson is a public relations professional in North Central Florida. She got married in February in Gainesville after wedding planning for 14 months. Lindsey and her husband honeymooned in Charleston and Savannah and live in Florida with their three cats.\r\n\r\n