I've made custom napkin rings a million times (OK- a few times).
For Cole's 3rd birthday party (OK-- admittedly the numbers are a little bit ghetto-- it was my first attempt at custom napkin rings and I just drew them on with a stencil)
And for a graduation party for my oldest step-daughter Caily. FYI- the party never actually happened because we couldn't coordinate schedules over the summer :(
This time however, I over thought it and over did it.
At first my napkin rings started out like this.
THEN I got all "need more details" on myself and over did it by adding 4's to it.
I tried a couple of different versions too--
and matching 4s
either way it just didn't work.
So... what did I do? Well, the glue was dry and the 4s were REALLY stuck so....
I just turned the napkin rings around. Makeshift? yes. Did anyone at the party care? not a bit.
Choose your scrapbook paper.
Cut strips 1 1/2" by 4 1/2".
Note-- embellishments can be made from anything-- while the 4s didn't necessarily work, you can see how fancy my "template" was -- a hand drawn 4 cut out of cardstock (which I did at lunchtime at work one day)
|larger 4s were for the party hats-- more on those later|
See-- its practically a 2nd grade art project. Anyone can do it! And it really doesn't take that long to do either. The possibilities are endless... have fun with them!