A peek into my kitchen with its brick fireplace. We won't be having Thanksgiving here at home. We always have a beautiful celebration at my MIL's house. Most of the family will be together. We will be missing those who can not make it.
I know that many of you will have your children home for the holiday and may want to involve them in the planning (or just keep them busy while you're planning).
Homemade Thanksgiving Napkin Rings
You will need:
1 Leaf punch
1 Small circle punch
26 or 24 gauge wire
Glue gun ~ Mom, Dad, or an older teenage sibling should handle the glue gun. If you don't have a glue gun, you can use crafting glue.
Paint in any color (I used gold)
Thin paint brushes to apply glue and paint
First, punch out a bunch of paper leaves and circles. Decorate the tops of the leaves with glitter or paint. You can have your kids draw patterns on the leaves with a thin paintbrush dipped in white crafting glue. Then have them dip the glued leaves in a small bowl filled with glitter. Shake the excess glitter off and set the leaves aside.
Don't decorate the circles unless you want to. The circles are going to be the backing for the leaves. I used contrasting colors for the leaves and then a contrasting background circle so the leaves would stand out.
Now you want to create rings of gold wire. These will be the bases you glue your leaves and circles to. Determine the circumference you want for your rings and cut twice this length of wire. Fold the wire in half and twist the wire together to form a ring like the ones below.
Place one paper circle on the inside of a gold ring. Apply a drop of crafting glue or a drop of glue from your glue gun onto the circle.
Now sandwich the piece of wire in between the circle and a leaf. Repeat this as many times as you need to surround the entire ring with leaves.
Here is the finished napkin ring.
Enjoy your week and may your Thanksgiving be a joyful one.
PS My computer is on its way out and I'm not doing much blog visiting because of this. I'm posting this from hubby's work computer. I hope to have a working computer soon. Miss you all!