Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine Napkins & Napkin Rings

Have fun doing it yourself! Turn paper napkins and pipe cleaners into pretty accent pieces for your Valentine's table. It is so easy to add fun inexpensive touches to your entertaining with items you already own.

To make your own special message Valentine's napkins you will need: Napkins. Rubber stamps. Ink. We bought these napkins last season from Dollar Tree. We found them in the wedding section. Since we had some left over we wanted to personalize them for Valentine's Day.

We used three different Valentine messages and printed them in both red and black ink since we love the contrast and this year our primary theme colors for Valentine's Day are black and red.

                    For the napkin ring you will need: Red pipe cleaners.

From one end of the pipe cleaner bend it in to look like a bubble wand. Not straight up and down, but more off center. Twist off to secure.

Use a finger and gently press down in the center of the circle and shape the pipe cleaner in to a heart shape.

Take the straight part of the pipe cleaner and bend it to make a circle where the napkin will go and secure.

The napkin ring should end up looking something like this. The pipe cleaner is easy enough to fiddle with to get it to the shape you like. Ready to insert your napkin.

We rolled our napkin loosely and inserted in into the napkin ring and than tried to fan out the top of the napkin. Just be careful when using paper napkins as to much "fluffing" and "playing" with causes the napkin to look wrinkled and old. Not crisp and fresh.

The napkin ring hearts are all a bit different. Sometimes the pipe cleaner just wanted to have it's way.

So if you have some extra napkins laying around that could use a little Valentine love, this might be the trick! Be inspired, get creative!

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12

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  1. Great idea. Turned out so cute. This is a great idea for the Holidays, or baby showers...what a great idea!

  2. I love this idea! I've never stamped my napkins before. Thanks again for linking up to my Valentine Link Party.

  3. Hi! Visiting from sundae scoop. What a great simple idea for Valentine decor. I love the stamps :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to link this up to my Friday party going on now! :)

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