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This post made its debut as a guest post for Kelli on her blog, Random Thoughts of a Supermom. I thought I’d share it here in case any of you missed it.
When I was a child, I remember my mom and grandmother making felt napkin rings as party favors. I never forgot them and always wondered how they were made. This spring in Southern Lady Magazine, there was a feature on these cute napkin rings that I so fondly remembered, but no instructions. Following the picture in the magazine, I figured out how to make them.
Aren’t they fun? Would you like to make some? I thought you would!
Felt in colors of your choice
Scissors and/or rotary cutter
Make the Napkin Ring:
Make the napkin ring which also becomes the center of the felt flower by cutting 7” x 2” strips. (My pictures show three strips. Cut as many strips as you need to make your desired number of completed napkin rings.)
Cut a heart shape on each end of the strip, stopping a little less than half-way through the width of the strip. Then cut from heart to heart. This is difficult to explain, so I roughly sketched in red how you should cut but be aware that the heart on the right doesn’t look so much like a heart.
Make the Flower:
Make the Sepals:
To assemble the flower, place a flower on top of the sepal, lining up the holes in the center. Wrap the napkin ring part around a napkin and then bring the ends through the lined-up holes and you’re done.
This project makes a great table favor. Pink or blue could work for a baby shower or all white could be used for a bridal shower. You could even make them in your school colors for a team dinner.
I need to make a set that matches!