Saturday, May 21, 2011

Elegance is in Order


May Arts Pleated Napkin Ring Tutorial

Sometimes I feel like being fancy.
Sometime I feel like setting out the china. Sometimes I feel like serving a many course meal.
Often times though, I have limited funds to do so.
Most of the time, I resort to being crafty and order up some Elegance.  

Here's a short tutorial I put together on creating your own napkin rings using
May Arts Ribbon and just a few other supplies.
"It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" as they say over at May Arts,
this is my second tutorial for their design team call.

Supplies:
May Arts 379-58-31 Pleated Satin Ribbon in Silver
Large Button
Sharp Scissors
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Optional: Large Rhinestone or Twine

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Trim at 1” intervals 12” of the pleated up to the center stich only.


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Wrap and glue pleated ribbon concentrically around button, so as to not cover the button holes.


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Secure end of pleated ribbon with glue, tucking frayed end towards previous row of ribbon. Adhere loop of string with hot glue to backside of flower and cover with puffed star.


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Cover button holes with rhinestone and wrap beaded wire around flower.


Most of the time I'm not an elegant kind of girl and would rather keep it down to earth.
But...that doesn't mean I can still jazz up a dinner table for a picnic or just a fun get-together.
Here's an Alternate Version of the Pleated Napkin Tutorial!

Create a fresh spring or summertime daisy flower look by using white pleated ribbon and a colored button. Instead of a rhinestone, thread twine through button holes.
You can also use the same supplies from the napkin rings for an invitation, card or thank you.


Thank you so much for reviewing my entry for the May Arts Design Team call! I hope you liked it!

32 comments:

  1. Wow, speechless, okay so I own all sorts of table linens and I never put them out, and the idea of crafting a fabulous napkin ring isn't even my world... amazing job, you could sell these! Or at least, hopefully, wow those fabulous May Arts gals.

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  2. Seriously, best of luck to you and this is a terrific tutorial, love it and absolutely elegant!

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  3. **gasp**
    absolutely wonderfully creative and beautiful!!!!!!!

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  4. great idea.. Just lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.. I hv that pleated ribbon as well... :)

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  5. Karen, I have no idea how you come up with so many wonderful ideas. These are beautiful! Wishing you tons of good luck on the DT call...between this and your other tutorial...WOW! Go Karen Go!

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  6. Wow! these are wonderful napkin rings Karen! So very creative and lovely! thanks for telling us how!!

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  7. I, the hoarder of cloth napkins and napkins rings, think these are awesome! TFS!

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  8. What an amazing idea and a fabby tutorial too! May Arts would be mad not to have you on board with 'em!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  9. So so fabulous Karen! I adore that napkin ring! Just perfect!

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  10. thanks for the tut on making these rings, karen! i'm thinking of making the second version-(both are lovely), but my style fits the cute white ring:)

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  11. OMGSH Karen, these are beautiful! What a great idea!!!

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  12. Ooh...elegant indeed! Sometimes I like to be fancy too! What a great tutorial Karen!

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  13. You a re working magic with the ribbons! SO beautiful!! May Arts will have to get you on board-right now!

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  14. totally awesome tutorial Karen. i'm going to try this soon!! lots of luck with the design team call - you would be absolutely perfect for their team!!

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  15. fabulous idea! love that the materials are so simple, but the outcome is gorgeous! thanks for the tutorial, Karen! good luck with the call, too. have a lovely weekend! =)

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  16. Wowzers! What a great tutorial and a fabulous idea! Best of luck my dear!

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  17. I love that this can be fancy-shmancy or cute & fun! great tutorial!! :D

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  18. Holy macaroni, Karen! Gorgeous!! I love the tutorial, especially since it looks complicated when you first see it. Good luck with the DT call! :)

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  19. Karen-
    This couldn't be any more amazing! What a brilliant mind you have! We are definatley going to make some of these for my next craft night with my girlfriends!!!

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  20. This is divine Karen!!
    Thank you ~

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  21. what a great idea and I happen to have that ribbon in my stash. Good luck on the DT call.

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  22. Wow! These are seriously awesome and so original!

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  23. WOW, Karen these are gorgeous. Good luck on your DT submission. These are certainly fabulous!!

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  24. Holy cow that's gorgeous and what a creative idea! Love it!

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  25. Great tutorial, Karen. These are beautiful. I am pulling for you - Good luck!!

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  26. Wow, this is an amazing idea, just beautiful!

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  27. Love the tutorial! I have been wanting to get some of those pleated ribbons, but it just seems so hard making them flowers! You rocked it!

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  28. I love these, Karen! The pleated ribbon looks amazing as flowers. Best of luck in the DT call!

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  29. These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing the instructions.

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  30. These are fabulous! Great tutorial - TFS!

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  31. Fabulous napkin rings! Thanks for the tutorial & good luck on the DT!

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  32. easy to follow instructions and I love that you provided both an elegant and everyday look! great job!

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