Sunday, December 13, 2009

Simple to Make Fabric Covered Napkin Rings

On my last post about sewing a table runner, I mentioned that I would be posting matching napkin rings. These napkin rings are super easy to make. No sewing necessary.  All you need is a small bit of fabric and your glue gun, and a toilet paper roll (paper towel roll will work here too).  I'm using the same fabric that I used to create my table runner, so it matches perfectly.  Anyway, let's get to it:


- Fabric of your choosing, cut in a rectangle big enough to wrap around the roll, and stick in on the sides. (~ 6.5" x 3.5")
- 1/3 of a toilet paper roll.
- Glue gun.

How to:

1.  Glue down one of the short edges of your fabric onto the rolls shown in the picture. Make this as straight as possible.

2.  Slowly glue down the fabric onto the roll by putting glue on the side edges, an inch or two at a time, and pressing down the fabric onto the glue.  Continue until the roll is covered, and you have an inch or so of fabric left.

3. Fold in the fabric that's left and glue it down.

4.  Add glue to the one half of the inside of the cardboard (all the way around) and fold in the fabric onto the glue.  Repeat on the other side.

That's it.  Short, Sweet and Simple... with just a dab of danger (I tend to burn myself at least once with hot glue).


Captain Monkeypants said...

Very nice! I do know that if I attempted this, the inside of the toilet roll would be rather a mess to the point that I wouldn't be able to put it over a napkin but I love the simplicity and elegance of this. You have the best ideas, RadLinc crafts...thanks for making useless objects useful! :)

Fe said...

You say the kindest things. :-) Thanks very much.

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