Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Easter Egg Flower Napkin Rings - The Hoppy Easter Blog Hop






Welcome to our Hoppy Easter Blog Hop!  If you're looking for fun ways to make Easter exciting this year, check out this group of creative bloggers sharing their fabulous Easter ideas.


 Tues. 3/1         Gail @Purple Hues and Me 

Wed., 3/2         Maria @Sweet Things
Thurs., 3/3       Sarah Lynn @Sarah Celebrates

Fri., 3/4            Stella @Purfyelle
Mon., 3/7          T'onna @Navy Wifey Peters

Tues., 3/8         Keri @One Mama's Daily Drama
Wed., 3/9          Millie @2Crochet Hooks

Thurs., 3/10      Mary @The Boondocks Blog
Fri., 3/11          Darlene @Let It Shine



I'm kicking off the hop today with a cute How-To on Easter Eggs Flower Napkin Rings.  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.

When you have the shape you desire, in my case, overlapped ends, apply the washi tape beginning at the exposed end, wrapping it around. 




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.



And finally glue on an egg in the center of the last layer, (Oops, forgot to take a picture) and you have a pretty egg flower!


  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!




          Be sure to check out Maria @Sweet Things  tomorrow  for her awesome Easter inspiration and the rest of the lovely ladies each day, sharing their amazing creations on our: 

                          Happy Easter Crafting!




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20 comments:

  1. Cute! What a fun touch for your Easter table. Hope your week is going well.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  2. so super cute! these egg flower napkin rings are just perfect for the easter table! I think you could also use for a baby shower! Thanks for the tute!

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  3. Your napkin rings are adorable Gail! Love how your place setting looks. So pretty for Easter and springtime too.

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  4. Those are the cutest napkin rings! Again, you are so creative, Gail.

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  5. Simply precious, my friend! I love the soft pastel colors for spring and Easter.

    And I had no idea you could bend would like that! Very clever :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  6. Very cute little napkin rings. They are perfect for Easter. So nice you shared this Gail.

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  7. Gail this is absolutely adorable. I love how you put the little eggs around the holder like that!

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  8. I just saw this on Hometalk and didn't realize it was your project....but I should have. So creative.

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  9. These napkin rings are perfect for an Easter table setting! I love those glittery pastel eggs!

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  10. very creative and so pretty, love the egg flower idea!

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  11. What a clever idea to use wood sticks, Gain! I don't have any but I think I could use plastic bottles instead. My girls would love the eggs!

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  12. Wow I really love your cute easter napkin rings you made! :0)

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  13. This is such a great idea, and so easily varied for any holiday. <3 <3 <3 <3

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  14. I tried bending wooden sticks like this to make bracelets years ago and got in a right old mess, it was just too hard to get them the right size, but to make napkin rings - well that is just brilliant! Size doesn't matter so much!!
    These are really cute and I love what a versatile idea this is.

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! I can't wait to see what you bring next week!

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  16. This is a beautiful idea. Love the napkin rings! Pinned it! I am right now hosting a small giveaway on my blog. I would love if you stop by and enter for a chance to win a few Spring items. xxx Maria

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  17. Great idea, wonderful tutorial and fabulous end product! Pinning!

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  18. Absolutely love this project! It is one of our features for next weekend's Happiness Is Homemade Party ... btw, would love it if you also would share it today at my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!
    Sinea ♥ from Ducks n a Row

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