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Turn everyday cloth napkins into something special for Thanksgiving. Place an ear of Indian corn on top of a folded cloth napkin and wrap a length of braided cord around it. Tie in a knot to secure.
These crafty baubles pack a two-for-one punch as both napkin rings and place cards. Print guests' names on decorative paper and cut to fit on metal pendant frames. Glue paper tags to the back of the pendants and string onto lengths of thin hemp (both pendants and hemp are available at jewelry supplies at crafts stores). Tie the tags around rolled napkins and tuck a wheat shock or two behind the tag.
Present your napkins wrapped in something special. For best results, use napkin rings with flat exterior surfaces. Wrap napkin rings with strips of paper or ribbon; secure the overlapping ends with double-sided tape. Hot-glue buttons or metal charms (available at crafts stores) to the rings.
Add a formal touch to a buffet with these simple napkin-roll sleeves, which secure a cloth napkin wrapped around silverware. Place rolls in a basket at the end of your buffet table for dinner guests to grab as they go through the line. The all-in-one silverware and napkin package is a convenient way to carry the meal necessities from the buffet to the table.
Editor's Tip: Repurpose the napkin sleeves for different holidays, using red napkins and silver ribbon for Christmas, for example.
For napkins that are versatile yet unique enough for holiday celebrations, customize plain white cloth napkins with your monogram. The elegant white napkins can be used for any celebration -- from Thanksgiving to Christmas to Easter. Print your monogram on iron-on transfer paper and transfer to napkins, following the manufacturer's instructions on the package.
Decorate your holiday dinner table with napkins and napkin rings that match the season. You can be creative and combine unexpected items or go for a more traditional look. Give your table settings a personal touch by tying napkins with ribbon printed with a seasonal message. Use a permanent marker to handwrite names on dried or fresh leaves for place cards.
SOURCE Personalized ribbon: namemaker.com
Though crafters may want to make their own beaded napkin rings, you can also look for hair baubles or wire bracelets that can be used as creative napkin rings.
For a beautiful fall treatment, fold a napkin into quarters, then bring the two corners toward the center. Fold the top third down toward the back. Tie a brown silk ribbon around the middle to act as a napkin ring.
Make enchantingly-scented rosemary rings up to four hours before use.
Add texture and color to place settings by wrapping velvet leaves around napkins.
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