Monday, November 25, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings

Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings via homework | carolynshomework.comI mentioned last week that this year, I’m not hosting Thanksgiving at my house (fist bumps everyone)! But when I do have large gatherings, I like to use napkin rings even if I’m not going to use cloth napkins.




Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings via homework | carolynshomework.comMy favorite napkin rings are these silver napkin rings and these capiz shell napkin rings. I tend to mix them together on a tray or basket but I needed a few more. I wanted to incorporate the white but slightly yellow look of the capiz shell and the vintage tarnished silver look.


Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings via homework | carolynshomework.comOf course my favorite way to make napkin rings is to use paper towel tubes. I’ve made several over the years but they were seasonal and I wanted some I could use for any occasion.

Start by cutting your paper towel tubes to the size that you want. To get the yellowed look I used Antique Mod Podge and tissue paper. Just cut and wrap white tissue paper around each tube and coat with the Antique Mod Podge.

Once the tissue paper is dry wrap a piece of lace around each tube and seal with another coat of Mod Podge. I used Matte Clear for this coat. Rig a drying rack and use clothes pins to hold the lace ends together. Let thoroughly dry.


Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings via homework | carolynshomework.comAdd some embellishments like jewelry and buttons.


Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings via homework | carolynshomework.comThe jewelry and buttons that I used are all craft supplies – not real vintage pieces. Plus, the yellowed paper makes everything look aged.


Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings via homework | carolynshomework.comI love how they coordinate with both the silver napkin rings and the capiz shell napkin rings.


Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings via homework | carolynshomework.com
I’m going to stash them away until my next large gathering… you know, because I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year!


Thanks for visiting.

Signature Box 3

2 comments:

  1. Sweet idea - pinning this for the future! Fist bumps indeed: we're not hosting either! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. QUE HERMOSURA,
    SON UNA DELICADEZA PRECIOSA.
    SALUDITOS

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading and responding to your comments. If you don't hear back from me your profile is most likely defaulted to no reply-comment and I'm unable to respond.