Are you looking for a simple DIY decor project for fall? How about some easy napkin rings using felt and Essentials by Ellen dies? Carly is here today to share how she created a boho napkin ring in just 3 steps!
I love fall, I love crafting and I love hosting get togethers for my friends & family so I can’t believe I haven’t tried making napkin rings before. I set out to make a traditional “ring” from felt and decorating it with little pumpkins but inspiration struck and I ended up with this instead…
I replaced the ring with a string that ties around the napkins and I decorated it with felt leaves and a simple tassel. What do you think?
Here’s how it came together…
Step #1: make stitched leaves
I die cut felt leaves with the Essentials by Ellen Leaves set. Then I added a very simple stitched detail line with custom colored thread. For the thread I used some Copic markers to color white embroidery thread and let it dry just a few minutes before using it to stitch.
Step #2: make a tassel
There are a bunch of easy ways to create a little tassel but I made this one with a skein of embroidery floss. With the paper wrappings still in place, I carefully pulled out a bit of floss and cut two pieces, about 12 inches each. I folded the skein in half and used one of the floss pieces to wrap around and create the top of the tassel. Then I removed the paper wrappings and cut the ends of the floss to create the strands of the tassel.
Step #3: thread leaves & tassel
I used the second piece of floss to thread the leaves and the tassel together. That created my napkin ring that was really more like a string, LOL! I tied it around my rolled napkin & ta-da!
I love how it turned out and I’m planning to make more for Thanksgiving. I might also try some traditional felt rings for Christmas 😉
Thanks for stopping by!