November 18 2008 Tuesday at 01:48 PM

Upcycled Napkin Ring Tutorial!


Jazz up your Thanksgiving table with this easy-as-pie last minute project, using stuff you probably already have around the house. 

What: Embroidered Napkin Rings

Time: 1.5 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy-peasy

You'll need:

*two toilet paper tubes

*exacto knife

*fabric scraps (4 - at least 4"x6")  

*small iron on embroidery transfer (we used the acorn and leaf from Forest Friends)


*embroidery floss in autumnal shades

*embroidery scissors

*small embroidery hoop (3" or 4")


*fabric glue, like Easy-Tack 



Step 1: Using an exacto knife, cut toilet paper tubes into half, creating two equal rings.  (approx. 2.25" each)


Step 2: Iron embroidery transfer to center of 3.5" x 6" piece of fabric.


Step 3:  Embroider the image. For stitch tutorials click here


Step 4: Spray the back of the fabric and wrap around the tube.


Step 5: Let dry and insert napkins!



Oh, yeah - Step 6: Take a picture of your work, and submit it to the Customer Gallery!