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Recycling ideas: Upcycled Napkin Ring Tutorial!

Embroidery, Green crafts, Recycle  |  September 10th 2011  |  0 Comment

Jazz up your Thanksgiving table with this easy-as-pie last minute project, using stuff you probably already have around the house.

What: Embroidered Napkin Rings

Time: 1.5 hours

Difficulty Level: Easy-peasy

You’ll need:

*two toilet paper tubes

*exacto knife

*fabric scraps (4 – at least 4″x6″)

*small iron on embroidery transfer (we used the acorn and leaf from Forest Friends)


*embroidery floss in autumnal shades

*embroidery scissors

*small embroidery hoop (3″ or 4″)


*fabric glue, like Easy-Tack


Step 1: Using an exacto knife, cut toilet paper tubes into half, creating two equal rings.  (approx. 2.25″ each)

Step 2: Iron embroidery transfer to center of 3.5″ x 6″ piece of fabric.

Step 3:  Embroider the image.

Step 4: Spray the back of the fabric and wrap around the tube.

Step 5: Let dry and insert napkins!

Source: @sublimestitching.com