We just received a shipment of the sweetest tiny nests (only $2.00 for a bag of 6 tiny nests) and since Thanksgiving is next week, I wanted to make something for our table.
This is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make napkin rings with your hot glue gun, about 8" of your favorite ribbon per napkin ring, cardstock paper scraps, scissors, a Sharpie marker and our tiny nests (or twigs from your backyard would work great too).
I found some lime green gingham check scrapbook cardstock scraps and cut these little flags with my scissors. They are about 3 1/2" long and 3/4" tall. Then I wrote "Lauren" by hand with my Sharpie. Now it's time to hot glue my tiny banner to my nest (or sticks):
Next, flip over your nest with the banner now attached. We are going to hot glue the bottom of the nest to the center of your ribbon:
After your nest is secured to the top center of your ribbon, flip that over and we are going to form a loop and hot glue the ends:
When I flipped the finished napkin ring over, I added a few more drops of hot glue as needed to secure the nest to the ribbon ring. All ready for a napkin roll with utensils here:
Ready for my Thanksgiving table! Now I just need to make12 more....
Let me know what you think of this little napkin ring...and Happy Thanksgiving! -Sally