My favorite season of all...Fall! I love taking afternoon drives and seeing all the beautiful colors of the leaves on the trees. I like the cooler weather...just before it gets cold (sweater, not coat), and watching the birds trying to decide whether or not to make a run for it, down south. And of course...Thanksgiving dinner! Which got me thinking about the table dressing...
Not too long ago I found some wonderful jingle-bells that were in the shape of acorns, and I was thinking they would look great on the table for Napkin Sleeves (aka napkin rings). I still haven't found the napkins I want yet, but at least you'll get the idea anyway. My MIL bought me the lovely green jeweled leaves for the table center and I'm hoping to find napkins to match...eventually. =)
I'm thinking of warm butternut squash soup...Mmmmm
2. Using wired ribbon wider than the tube, wrap around the tube and cut ribbon to size, allowing about 1/2" to overlap.
Roll ribbon, right sides together, and insert inside tube.
Wrap both edges around the cardboard tube edges evenly and smooth insides. No need to add adhesive for this step, as the wire on the ribbon holds it secure.
4. Using a strong adhesive, adhere the ribbon around the outside of the tube coming together to form a thin seam. Napkin sleeve is pretty as is...or you can add some embellishments, as I did.
Very important to note...because these will be used in the presence of food it is essential to remove any loose glitter. Once the Mod Podge was dry I removed all loose glitter. Any glitter that wasn't completely covered with a second coat of Mod Podge came off.
For the final effect I used a thin paintbrush to paint on Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls over one of the words on each of the leaves. I just sprayed a mist of water on an acrylic block, added some of the Perfect Pearls with the paintbrush to the water until it was the consistency I desired, and painted directly from the block.
Here's hoping you're enjoying the last bit of fall weather before the final push of winter comes blowing through...at least in my neck of the woods. =)
Happy Thanksgiving! Lisa