DIY Napkin rings are-easy to make using cardboard kitchen rolls. You can taylor them to suit any season or occasion.
After seeing a wonderful post by Dilly Dali Art, I was inspired to make Easter egg napkin rings, using papers that I created to look like Eric Carle’s artwork.
If you’ve ever wanted to paint like Eric Carle, pop over to Dilly Dali Art’s Eric Carle post to learn about this fun painting process. Then pop back to see how I made my napkin rings.
How to make Eric Carle style DIY napkin rings:
Instead of using tissue paper, like Mr. Carle does, I used wax paper. I actually made did the painting on the weekend. The hooligans weren’t here, and I wanted to experiment with the process on my own. Sometimes I like to do a little crafting all by myself.
For my painting tools, I used brushes, sponges, an expired credit card, and plastic vegetable netting.
I used acrylic craft paint for this project. For each sheet of wax paper, I used several shades of paint belonging to the same colour family. I simply layered the colours on, scraping, sponging and blending as I added each colour.
I was so excited by how they turned out, and how much they really look like the pictures in Eric Carle’s books!
I wasn’t really sure what we would make with them, so after brainstorming for a day or two, I came up with several ideas.
These napkin rings are one of my ideas, and the others, I’ll share with you, as we do them.
After cutting the “Easter eggs” out of the painted papers, I glued them onto some white cardboard, and then cut those out. To finish, I glued the eggs to the paper towel rings.
Won’t these look sweet on the table on Easter Sunday?
What do you think? Will you make some Easter napkin rings for your holiday table this year?