With Thanksgiving right around the corner I have been looking for ideas on how to set up my table. Here is a great idea I came across. Making my own place cards and napkin rings. They are super inexpensive to make and best of all the whole family can join in the project.
- Kathy’s free templates for leaf placecards in Adobe Photoshop (also available in PowerPoint) and felt leaf napkin rings (PDF)
- Chocolate brown felt and gold felt
- Orange embroidery floss
- Disappearing ink fabric marking pen
- 8 1/2″ x 11″ white or cream paper
- Rotary fabric cutter
- Clear fabric ruler
- Self-healing mat
- Pack of pre-cut chocolate brown placecards
- Good paper scissors and good fabric scissors (yep, you should own both)
White buffet plates
Felt leaf napkin rings. Print out my free leaf template pattern. Choose one or more leaf shapes and cut out to use as a pattern.
Trace your leaf pattern onto the gold felt and cut out. Use disappearing ink pen if you can; because mine is dry I used a Sharpie and just cut inside the lines to make up for it.
Cut your brown rings 7″ wide x 1.5″ tall using a rotary cutter, clear fabric ruler and rotary mat. Measure 1/2″ from the left side and cut a slit halfway through (so your slit will be half of the 1.5″ tall). Repeat on the right side, but make sure the slit is opposite like in the photo above.
Place your leaf in the middle of the brown ring. Place a small button on top. Sew through the button, leaf and ring using orange embroidery thread. Tie a knot in the back.
To see all the steps visit the awesome Merrimentdesign website.
Photo credits: Merrimentdesign