April 25, 2010

Simple Jute n' Shell Napkin Rings





Have you seen these beautiful napkin ring holders from Beth @ The Stories of A to Z?  If not click here for the full scoop on this fabulous project! 

 I saw these rings visiting Beth's fun blog one day and was instantly inspired to try this project myself!  Afterall, pretty napkin ring holders at retail go for at least $4 or $5 each...if not more!  So I set out to create my own version using shells and thin jute twine I snagged at Target for just a dollar!


Here are my suppies.  Again the twine...just a buck!  The shells I bought at Michael's for $2.99 (or you could just find them at the beach!) and the napkin ring holders were just 50 cents each from Old Time Pottery, one of my favorite discount stores.


For this project I tied the twine in a simple tight knot in the center of the ring, then I wrapped the twine (tightly) all the way around the ring to cover the entire piece.  Once I finished wrapping...I glued the last twine string to the inside of the ring.  Then I gave the inside of each ring a coating of Mod Podge for extra durability.


Next I adhered a shell atop each ring using my glue gun.  As you can see from the picture below, I placed the shell over top that unsightly single knot. 


Here they are finished!  Yup, these napkin rings are cute and easy.  In fact, often my favorite design projects are all about taking a great idea (like Beth's)...and simplifying it! 


And one last look!  Such a fun project that only took one afternoon to finish...I'm tellin' ya, this crafty project rocks! 


Okay, I'm sharing this thrifty project with these fabulous linky parties:



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29 comments:

  1. They turned out very cute. It's fun to be inspired by other bloggers and make it your own

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  2. Love the rings! Both are adorable...the buttons and the shells.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. Great rings, Of course anything to do with the water...beach or lake, I love. I made some with burlap. Will try these.

    Barbara

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  4. Thanks so much for the great idea!! I have been looking for ways to create napkin rings ever since I posted my shower curtain to napkin ring project. Can't wait to try it!

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  5. Love the ease of making these, Jane! The seashells just say Summer!

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  6. I love using jute to change up the look of something. I have wrapped two lamp shades in jute and one I have posted on my blog. Thank you and keep the ideas coming! God bless you, Robyn

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  7. Cute! I love how it turned out!

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  8. Love these-- how easy to do..looks like they would work on any type of ring. Thanks 4 sharing!

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  9. Cute and easy idea - you could repeat with numerous other items, or change the shells when you tire of them. Dropping by from BNOTP, #7.

    Allison

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  10. I adore these! I am planning a party in August that the table will be beachy! My husband loves the beach. I have been saving up shells, to make napkin rings for his Birthday Party! I do not have an Old Time Pottery, so you got me thinking, I could cut some pipe and wrap twine or rope around! Great Idea! Love how they turned out!

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  11. What a great idea. They are so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Vicky

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  12. Nice job there. I love how we are so inspired by others. Thanks for your inspiration today. Happy NTT. Be blessed. Cindy

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  13. Very clever and low cost. I love the shells.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  14. Jane,
    I soooo need to make some of these beachy rings...just the right style for COASTAL CHARM! Thanks for coming to NTT with these cuties!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. Easy to do and look'n good! My kind of project! Link this up to Mad Skills Monday over at SSB! Hope to see you there!

    Ginger
    SSB

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the napkin rings.. they're so pretty.

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  17. I saw that twine at taget $1 aisle and snagged it too! :)

    Your napkin rings turned out great! :)

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  18. Cute--the addition of the shell is great. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  19. Those look great! Was it a pain to pull the twine through the center of the rings?

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  20. I'm in total love with this. Great job.

    Thanks for joing Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party.

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  21. What a cute idea!

    Thanks for sharing and linking to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend.

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  22. Those are so beautiful!! I'm having a twine themed link party over at my blog (http://thesimpler-life.blogspot.com) and I'd love for you to link these up!

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  23. What a great summery project. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

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  24. These are very creative and so cute! Thank you for sharing!

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