Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Customized Napkin Rings

Patriotic decor

Clay napkin rings- This is a super easy craft project that can be customized to suite any decor or for any occasion. These were made for the 4th of July this past summer. Using any craft clay that will harden when baked- just kneed the clay until pliable and then roll by hand the rings. I measured them against store-bought napkin rings I had on hand. The important things are that the napkins you plan to use will fit properly, and that you try to make each ring as uniform as possible. (we aren't shooting for perfection here folks- that might take all the fun out of it) Use a pastry roller to roll out clay in about 1/4 inch thickness and use cookie cutters to cut out themed shape. Bake rings and shapes according to the clay directions before attaching them together. Paint rings and pieces- then use hot glue gun to attach. tip: I placed a napkin in place so that I could get a feel for how to place the star shapes before gluing.

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