Ten-minute napkin rings

Decorate your Christmas dinner table in one of three festive and pretty ways: country, whimsical or vintage.

By Julia McEwen
Photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden

This story originally appeared in the Canadian Living Special Issue: Home for the Holidays 2008. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!

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Vintage napkin ring
From elastic thread, cut three 6-inch/15 cm lengths; onto each, alternately thread plastic and freshwater pearls, then tie ends together with overhand knot. With same thread, tie 3 strands of pearls together at knots (bottom of ring) and dab with glue gun to secure.






Whimsical napkin ring

Using glue gun, join 2 clear oval shower-curtain rings, side by side. Glue on recycled crystals (from chandeliers and jewelry) all over outside.








Country napkin ring
Wind 30-inch/76 cm length of grapevine wire around paper-towel tube, then slide off. Using glue gun, glue wire together, at intervals, to form firm ring. Tie 14-inch/35.5 cm length of 3/4-inch/2 cm wide red velvet ribbon into bow. Thread 3-inch/7.5 cm length of thin green ribbon through small brass bell, wrap around red bow, then tie in place just below bow. Glue bow to ring.





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