Okay, you guys. Here's my plan. We're going to make a bunch of those twine garden lights (in lots of pretty, spring-y colors), and then we're going to make a bunch of these awesome confetti napkins. And then? Then we're going to throw ourselves a big ol' garden party! Sound good??
Cloth napkins are just waiting to be blossomed into flowers, and with spring, Easter and Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought a round up might be in order! All entrants include links to tutorials...of course.
By now, most Thanksgiving dinner plans have been made and we're all working on finishing touches, like how to make our Thanksgiving tables look their best. If you aren't going to go the napkin/napkin ring route, you can always use some creative folding to add a little extra wow to the table.
With October kicking off the beginning of non-stop holiday shenanigans, these DIY numbered table napkins will help keep the festivities organized!
See that rad cloth napkin that looks like it's straight out of the latest styled foodie magazine article? (Okay, the rest of the food looks really good too.) But I digress, care to venture a guess as to what to use to make one?
Should you find yourself with a little bit of free time in the days leading up to Thanksgiving (hey, it might happen), consider whipping up a set of linen napkins for the feast. It's a super easy project, plus, whether you'll be dining with family or friends (or both), everyone will be impressed with your mad skills and dedication to being festive. And there's nothing more important during the holidays than impressing people with your level of festiveness. Right? Right. On with it, then.
Martha appears to love her some turkey effigies, (check out her hilariously brilliant turkey baby costume). These elegant little fowl would make an inexpensive, effective centerpiece.
Made from 3 linen napkins and some tinfoil, the instructions are really clear and easy to follow. Though I'm thinking that an iron and some spray starch would be needed to get the edges
Jen at IndieFixx has assembled a collection of the most bouncy and bubbly table linens that just scream "it's spring!"
Sewing cloth napkins is a great way to practice your sewing machine skills. Here’s a quick tutorial that will have you dining in style in no time!
What you need:
- Fabric (I'm using a simple muslin that I had on hand because I'll be embellishing my napkins later. For fabric calculation, a ‘luncheon’ napkin is usually 12" square whereas a ‘dinner’ napkin can be anywhere from 18" to 20" square.)
- Coordinating thread
- Iron and ironing board
According to Seventh Generation’s website "If every household in the U.S. replaced just one 250 count package of virgin fiber napkins with 100% recycled ones, we could save:
*1 million trees
*2.7 million cubic feet of landfill space equal to over 4,000 full garbage trucks
*380 million gallons of water, a year’s supply for 2,900 families of four
*and avoid 64,000 pounds of pollution!"
Of course Seventh Generation wants you to buy their 100% recycled...