Thanksgiving is creeping up on us and will be here before you know it. These super simple washi tape napkin rings can be the star of your holiday table. The secret to making these? Popsicle sticks! Read on to find out how.
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Washi Tape (in the color and pattern of your choice)
- Baker’s Twine (in the color of your choice)
- Craft paints (in the colors of your choice)
- Boiling water
- Cup to use as a form
- Heavy duty hole punch (example)
Are you wondering how we are going to use those craft sticks? Drop a bunch in boiling water for 20 minutes. This will make them loose and pliable. Add more sticks to the water than you will need. Trust me, you will have some that will break or not turn out right.
Carefully remove them from the water, one by one. As soon as you can handle them with your hands, shove them down inside of a cup. The cup needs to be approximately the size you want for your napkin rings. As you can see from the final picture, we will be using baker’s twine to hold them together so the size does not have to be exact. I put as many in each cup as I could. Sometimes the craft sticks will break or splinter. Don’t get discouraged — you will have some that will form up nicely and be perfect.
Allow them to dry in your cup for at least 24 hours. The longer they stay in the cup the better. Remove them from the cup and paint them the color of your choice. When dry, add washi tape to the outside of the rings. At this point, my napkin rings were looking like the below picture. They were inconsistent in size and shape.
Next. thread through bakers twine in the color of your choice and pull to close the napkin rings. Tie the baker’s twine and your napkin rings are done. On some of mine, I added a bow and others I just knotted.