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Weekend Craft: Autumn Napkin Rings & Place Settings

Oh My Crafts - November 20, 2010

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Dress up your Thanksgiving dinner with these three easy place cards and napkin ring.

While the turkey is in the oven cooking slowly for that nice golden brown surface, and while the kids are playing in the annual family Thanksgiving Bowl football game, you can make use of this time for yourself. With just a few supplies and these easy instructions, you can dress up your Thanksgiving dinner table setting and give it that special “personalized” feeling for all to enjoy.
 
So grab your supplies and let’s get started!



Supplies Needed:

  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Paper piercer
  • Jenni Bowlin Brown sugar ink pad
  • We R Memory Keepers Scrapbook pad – Maple Grove
  • Brown  1/8” brads
  • Brown ¼” gros grain ribbon
*To purchase the supplies for this craft go to ohmycrafts.com.


Leaf Tree Place Card:

1. Trim base of place card 3” x 4 ½” from brown leaf tree paper. Fold in half. Ink edges with brown ink. Set aside for assembly.

2. Trim white name plate 2 ½ x 1 ¾”. Ink edges and corners. Set aside for assembly.

3. Trim gold stripe with white dash from strip paper. Trim a 3” inch piece. Ink edges and set aside for assembly.

4. Trim small brown maple leaf from multi leaf page. Ink edges and set aside for assembly.

5. Adhere gold strip to base of card approximately ¾” up from bottom of card. Adhere name plate centered on front side of tree paper. Adhere brown leaf in right bottom corner of name plate.

6. Pierce 2 holes in gold strip next to name plate and attach brown brads.
 
Stripe Acorn Place Card:

1. Trim base of place card 3” x 4 ½” from muliti stripe paper. Fold in half. Ink edges with brown ink. Set aside for assembly.

2. Trim white name plate 2 ½ x 1 ¾”. Ink edges and corners. Set aside for assembly.

3. Trim orange leaf  paper 3 x ¼”, ink edges and set aside for assembly.

4. Trim acorn from multi leaf page, ink edges and set aside for assembly.

5. Center nameplate and adhere to base. Adhere orange leaf strip ¾” up from bottom. Adhere acorn in right bottom corner of name plate.

6. Pierce 2 holes horizontally in orange leaf strip approximately ¼” from left edge and attach brown brads.

Yellow Argyle Place Card:

1. Trim base of place card 3” x 4 ½” from yellow argyle paper. Fold in half. Ink edges with brown ink. Set aside for assembly.

2. Trim white name plate 2 ½ x 1 ¾”. Ink edges and corners. Set aside for assembly.

3. Trim gold stripe with white dash from strip paper. Trim a 3” inch piece. Ink edges and set aside for assembly.

4. Trim narrow brown/cream stripe from strip paper. Trim a 3” inch piece. Ink edges and set aside for assembly.

5. Trim red oak leaf from multi leaf page, ink edges and set aside for assembly.

6. Adhere brown strip vertically ¼” from left edge. Adhere nameplate centered next to the brown strip. Adhere red oak leaf in left corner so that it overhangs edge slighty.

7. Pierce 2 holes right of red leaf and attach brown brads.
 
Napkin Ring:

1. Cut one strip 2 x 12” of large multi colored flower paper, ink edges.

2. Cut one strip 1 x 12” of orange polka dot paper, ink edges.

3. Cut in half for 2 napkins rings.

4. Form circle the size needed for ring and trim off rest.

5. Wrap brown ribbon around ring and knot.
 
Optional embellishment:

1. Cut metal leaf from glue foil metal square using Sizzix tattered leaves die. (need a die cutting machine)

2. Turn leaf over and draw veins in with a pencil.

3. Slide under knot and shape to napkin.

© Oh My Crafts for LDS Living 2010
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