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DIY Holiday Napkins

DIY Holiday Napkins

Maria shows three ways to add Christmas flare to your dinner table.
MATERIALS
TO CREATE THE FELT CHRISTMAS TREE NAPKIN HOLDER:
  • Felt
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper
  • Chalk or other fabric marking tool
  • Scissors
  • Fabric napkins
TO CREATE THE ROSEMARY NAPKIN HOLDER:
  • Fresh sprigs of rosemary
  • Grapevine ring
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Fabric napkins
TO CREATE THE CLOTHESPIN TREE TOPPER NAPKIN HOLDER:
  • Mini clothespins
  • Wooden stars
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Gold spray paint
  • Cotton napkins

INSTRUCTIONS:


TO CREATE THE FELT CHRISTMAS TREE NAPKIN HOLDER


1. Print out a Christmas tree silhouette and cut out to create a template. If you’re artistically inclined feel free to draw it!


2. Use chalk to trace the outline of half of the tree onto the felt. You will cut on the fold to assure that the tree is even on both sides.


3. Fold your felt in half and use your fabric scissors to cut the tree shape out.


4. To create a belt for your napkin, cut two slits about 3” from the bottom of the tree that are parallel to each other and about 1” apart.


5. Fold the napkin into a thin rectangle and feed it through the belt.


6. Place some cinnamon sticks in with the napkin.


7. Repeat steps 1-6 for as many place settings as you have.


8. Set one on each place setting and enjoy!


TO CREATE THE ROSEMARY NAPKIN HOLDER


1. Take sprigs of your rosemary and use hot glue to adhere them to the grapevine ring around the outside until the grapevine is pretty much covered.


2. Cut a length of your twine and tie a bow.


3. Glue the bow onto the napkin holder. Allow the glue to dry.


4. Put the napkin into the holder.


5. Repeat steps 1-3 for as many place settings as you have.


6. Set one on each place setting.


TO CREATE THE CLOTHESPIN TREE TOPPER NAPKIN HOLDER


1. Outside or in a well-ventilated area, spray paint your wooden stars. You can also paint your clothespins if desired. Allow to dry completely.


2. Hot glue the mini clothespin to the back of the star, make sure the clamping part of the pin is opposite the top point of the star.


3. To fold your napkin into a Christmas tree shape, begin by folding it in half to create a rectangle.


4. Fold in the corners on each end so that you have a square shape with a triangle on two opposite sides.


5. Fold the triangles onto the square so that you have a square with two triangles on top.


6. Take the square and fold it in half from the center, holding the top of each triangle so they don’t lose their shape.


7. Take the two right angles that are sticking up on either side and push them down into the tree so all of the angles match from the center point.


8. While still holding on to the point of the napkin tree, pin the top with the clothespin.


9. Push all of the folds forward so the back of the tree napkin is flat.


10. Repeat steps 1-5 for as many place settings as you have.


11. Set one on each place setting and enjoy!


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