Saturday, April 14, 2012

RE-cycling: Curtain Rings to Custom Napkin Rings


ADORABLE RECYCLING CRAFT.  I went over to my friend Martha's house and she showed me this adorable craft she had just finished.  She wanted napkin rings to go with her dining room and kitchen table settings, but her color combinations are not trendy and she couldn't find ones to work.  She decided to try to make some and found the idea of using old plastic curtain rings, string and glue to turn them into custom napkin rings.  The supplies ended up being a little less than $1 a ring which was a good deal for getting napkin ring that match her setting *EXACTLY*.

GLUE FOR THE ENDS.  All Martha did was wrap the string around the ring and secure the ends with the fabric fushion liquid above.

HER FIRST COLOR COMBO.

HER SECOND COLOR COMBO. 

I told Martha these were great color combinations in general for summer and I happen to have a pack of plastic curtain rings around so I think I will be trying this project myself. 

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. THE POST THAT INSPIRED THIS PROJECT:
http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2012/02/diy-colorblock-napkin-rings/


WRITTEN BY ELDAROSE

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5 comments:

  1. Eldarose...What a clever idea. Those napkin rings would be perfect for a cinco de mayo celebration or some great bright summer party. Love it. Your other parties and Greener Christmas wreath all show how well you girls recycle AND Re invent. You two are such great examples of those principles and its so nice to come to a blog that shows us how.

    Nann

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    1. Nann! 5 de Mayo. Wow! I hadn't even thought about doing something for it. Thank you so much for mentioning it. And you're right these napkin rings would work very well for a cinco de may celebraion.

      And I'm glad you like the recycling kick I am on. We are so lucky to have recycling at our curb here in Austin, but whenever I go home to South Texas I remember that most places still make ppl take their recycling to recycling centers themselves. I hope that I can help folks come up with ideas for their trash. I was fascinated with that book Trash to Treasure. I thought it was so clever and of course, so Earth conscious. I hope I can continue to collect more ideas and help spread the word on crafting with trash. LOL! It is a win-win.

      Eldarose

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  2. I always struggle to find the perfect napkins and napkin rings. This may solve my problem about the napkin rings. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Diane,

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. And I know what you mean, this could be so helpful, right? Sometimes it is impossible to find coordinating napkin rings when you want them. This is such an inexpensive craft with readily available supplies. I was very impressed when my friend, Martha, shared it with me.

      Eldarose

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  3. What a fun project. I love the colors. All of your pics and projects are very creative. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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