After falling in love with the cheerful peony Napkin Rings at Pier1 Imports, I set out to make my own dozen because I didn't want to shell out $3.95 per ring for something I was sure I could make. I am so happy with the final result and I saved myself about $40. The best part is that I got to recycle some toilet paper rolls in the process.
This is the napkin ring being sold at Pier1:
|Pier1 Imports Purple Peony Napkin Ring - $3.95|
This is my finished product:
Here is what you will need:
- 12 silk flowers and leaves stripped from their plastic stems (I bought 3 bunches of peonys from the Dollar Tree for $1 each bunch)
- 2 empty toilet paper rolls
- 3-5 yards of ribbon
- Scotch Tape
- Hole punch
- Glue gun
Start with cutting the toilet paper rolls into half inch or 1 centimeter wide rings.
Next cover the entire toilet paper ring in a layer of scotch tape. I wrapped the tape around to re-enforce the cardboard and make it waterproof in case someone ever spills a drink.
Once the entire toilet paper ring is covered in tape, punch one hole into it. Your flower head will sit in that hole.
Prepare your flower by cutting close to the base. You can choose to hot glue some leaves to the base before placing the flower on the ring.
Apply some glue to the base of the flower.
Be quick to place the tape covered ring to the flower, making sure it fits into the punched hole.
Cover the flower base with some more hot glue and apply ribbon directly to the flower and ring to cover it up.
Wind the ribbon around the ring until the cardboard is entirely covered. Hot glue the ribbon down once you finish covering the whole thing.
At this point, I thought it needed a couple of plastic leaves to finish it off, so add some if you need.
I continued this process eleven more times to make a whole set of 12. It took me about two episodes of Mad Men to finish them all.
They look so pretty all in a bunch. These will look awesome on the patio for a bright outdoor fiesta, and can also make lovely housewarming gifts.