Wednesday, October 23, 2013

handcrafted napkin rings

A happy package arrived in the mail recently. Stampington's ninth volume of HandCrafted. It's a compilation of over 250 of their favorite crafting ideas from all over their magazines. I was pleasantly surprised to discover one of my  repurposed diy's was on pages 36-38. It's always exciting to be published, but especially when you don't know until it lands in your mailbox! Yip!
I've always loved this one... it combines recycling (fabric selvedge and cardboard tubes)with the promotion of using cloth napkins. Double win! It was a great reminder that I want to make new napkin rings for our holiday meals.
If you can't be sure of your guest list and don't want to fuss with initials... why not use numbers like the ones below. Remember these? Security envelope patterns (like these), vintage wallpaper, old maps, children's artwork are all great sources for covering the tubes rings for table top readiness!
So pretty! Obviously, I love an excuse to go gathering fall's treasures...

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  1. Congratulations! That's so exciting. Those rings seem so cozy. Love the initials. :)

  2. Impress your loved ones from any location you are staying, by buying Online Gifts to USA, through any time. Make them happy which will, in return make you smile too.

  3. Congratulations Maya! Always nice to see people I "know" and so deserving in print!
    ~ joey ~

  4. I've just got a new dining table and my first thought was runners and new (cloth) napkins, so perfect timing for you & me!