Felt Napkin Ring Tutorial

Ever since I made little holly napkin rings for Christmas Eve dinner I've been thinking about all the other seasons I could use this idea for. My first thought was for Valentine's Day. The Mail Man and I don't go out on Valentine's Day. We prefer to stay at home and save our date nights for other times when public places aren't quite so busy. So this year we will be having a special family dinner at home and these napkin rings will be the perfect table decoration.

If you need a last minute craft idea to gussy up your table here's how you do it:

Step 1: Cut a template from cardboard or some other heavy material. You'll cut your rings on the fold so you only need a half ring for your template. Mine measured 3.5 inches from the bottom to the base of the dip in the heart and 2" across at the widest part of the heart.


Step 2: Trace your template onto your felt with the bottom of the template on the fold line of the felt.
Step 3: Cut a double layer of felt starting at the fold line of the felt and staying inside your marker line so you won't have the black lines of your marker showing on your finished product.Step 4: Cut a slit in the strap of your felt, leaving 1/4 inch of felt un cut at both edges of the strapStep 5: Pull the heart opposite the slit through the slit.
This will complete your ring.Now grab your glue (any glue will work, but I love E6000 for all things crafty) and embellish to your "heart's" content!If you choose to sew a button on your heart, make it light and small so it can fit through the slit and won't weigh your hearts down.

This is a great family craft. Hadley and Amelia will enjoy gussying up their own while I make dinner on Saturday. We might even bust out the glitter glue.

Thank You to Skip to My Lou for inspiring this idea.
I've decided to join Meet Me at Mike's February Felt-A-Long. If you love felt as much as I do, you'll want to check this out.

Comments

  1. What a sweetheart of an idea! Thanks for sharing the instructions and have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. These are so darling! You rock!!!

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  3. I had never notice how much two hearts together look like a darling butterfly. Great idea. Thanks.

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