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Topic: Wedding Gift - Napkins, Placemats, and Napkin Rings  (Read 2232 times)
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« on: November 05, 2009 04:28:28 PM »

First off, I apologize if this is posted in the wrong area - it seems as if this section has all Wedding planning crafts and this is an actual Wedding gift, but I couldn't find where else to post it.

One of my good friends from high school was getting married and I decided that I wanted to make him something instead of just buying a gift or giving a gift of money - partially to make it more personal, partially to save money (hah!  that ended up not being the case).  The bride & groom were registered at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, so after browsing their registry, I got the idea to make them matching placemats, cloth napkins, and napkin rings.

I don't have too much experience with sewing - I can mend, I've used patterns to make things like my son's baptismal outfit, but this was kind of just a go with the flow thing and I was quite proud of how they turned out!  Especially being straight edges with straight lines on the fabric, I was afraid they would look all crooked, but they turned out good!

I really fell in love with the Napkin Rings that I made - each of them has a word on it such as "Appreciate", "Respect", "Honesty", etc.. and I thought it fit perfectly for a wedding gift.  I got all of the supplies for the Napkin Rings at Michaels.  I didn't want to give them away once they were done!

I also used a pattern to make a matching oven glove... but the oven glove would only have fit a child, so I didn't include that with the gift.  I stretched it and stretched it and now I am able to squuueeeeze my hand into it, so I figured I'd get some use out of it before throwing it away!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009 11:40:43 AM »

I really like the idea and agree that the napkin rings are beautiful!  I can't really tell what they're made out of...beads that are wrapped around the napkin or are they rings of beads?  Just wondering.
Great Job!
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009 05:21:37 PM »

What I did was I bought the pre-formed wire at Michaels used for making bracelets so that it would already have a curved shape.  I then began by twisting the wire around the silver ring with the word on it and threaded on some nice beads and finished it up by twisting the end back around the original ring again.  I kept them on a cardboard wrapping paper tube so that they'd keep their shape.  Maybe the picture below shows them better?

« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009 10:53:23 AM »

Thank you for the explanation!  Grin Fantastic idea using the pre-formed, bracelet wire.  And I do love the silver ring with the word on it too...nice touch
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010 02:24:49 PM »

How pretty.  The charms are the prefect little touch.  I've got ideas flowing.

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