What better way to welcome guests during Easter with a beautiful tablescape to go with that wonderful meal you are preparing. And a tablescape is not complete without lovely napkin rings to add to your awesome Easter décor. And the best part is, these napkin rings are so easy to make using inexpensive items from the dollar store.
You will need:
- Easter eggs - small table scatters (Dollar Tree)
- Jumbo craft sticks
- Hot glue gun
- Washi tape
- Small container
To make the craft stick napkin rings:
Begin by soaking jumbo craft sticks in hot water overnight or longer, making sure the sticks are completely submerged. Once the sticks are completely saturated, soften, and out of the water (cools fast), grab the ends of the stick with your fingers and gently bend slowly, bringing the ends together. Don't worry if you break a few, that's bound to happen!
As you are bending, insert the stick into a small round container to dry. I used small ramekins so I could overlap the ends. Make sure the stick is level in the container, touching the bottom, and evenly placed or it will dry crooked.
Wait until the craft sticks are completely dry before removing and continuing with the next step.
You might have to open the curved craft stick sideways to apply the tape evenly and straight. Once the tape is evenly placed on the curved stick, cut off excess.
Hot glue the end overlapping sticks together and clamp in place until glue is dry.
To make the egg flower:
Take two small eggs and dab a little hot glue on one of the narrow ends and press together.
Continue dabbing hot glue on the next egg until you have glued together six tiny eggs into a closed circle.Start gluing on a second row between two in the first row until you have a closed circle of five eggs.
To attach the egg flower to the craft stick napkin rings:
Apply hot glue to the bottom center eggs and press the flower to the center of the overlapped craft stick ends until dry.
Cute, cute, cute!
Happy Easter Crafting!