Well it is already day 7 at the SNS 12 days of Christmas. For my project this day, I made some napkin rings out of a paper towel tube! Here are the instructions:
On the 7th day of Christmas my true love made for me....SEVEN NAPKIN RIIIIIINNNNNGGGSSSS. *****supposed to sound like 5 golden rings*******
What you will need:
An empty paper towel tube
paper flowers or some plastic/silk/fabric flowers from your local craft store
mod podge (optional)
glitter and some other embellies..
First, cut the paper towel tube into 6, one and a half inch sections. You can get 7 sections with one tube, but I opted to do only 6. I did this by lining up the tube against the edge of my trimmer:
Then I put my pencil at the 1.5, 3. 4.5, 6, 7.5, and 9 inch marks. I turned the tube with my left hand while holding the pencil with my right to draw a line all the way around the tube.
Then I used an exacto knife to cute the tube into sections. Once you have the sections, you may opt to paint the edges and perhaps the inside so you have a more finished look. I did not do this with this set of rings.
Then I cut six, 1.5 by 6 inch pieces of pattered paper, and adhered them to the tubes. Make sure you glue close to the edges.
I decided I wanted to add some beads around the edges of the tube. There were some beads on wire that i found at Wal mart on clearance for $1!!! I measure the length of the bead to go around the edge and I used a hot glue gun to add the beads to each edge of the ring.
The edged rings look like this:
Finally, I bought some small, plastic poinsettia flowers from Michaels. I sprayed them with some red glimmer mist (from an old SNS kit!) to give them a golden shine. I cut them off at the stem of the flower bouquet. I also found these gold-trimmed holly leaves at Michales as well. I hot glued the leaf down, and then the flower on top of it.
And the finished products look like this!!! :
Ok, so lets see your paper towel napkin rings! I am making another set for my kitchen that are blue and silver with this foam glitter snowflakes I found instead of flowers! I will upload them soon!