Today Robin (Bosenberries)is going to show you a fun Napkin Wrap technique.
Want to add a little paper crafting to your BBQ, picnic, or special dinner this summer? Why not try something easy, but super fun like these napkin wraps! They can be simple (like this tutorial) or go all out with colourful napkins, doilies, ribbon, personalised tags and more!
What you will need:
- Paper Napkins
- Paper Trimmer
- Border Punch
- 2 way tape
- Adhesive foam squares
- 2” circle punch or die
- Stickers to decorate
Pick you paper to co-ordinate with your theme. I went with lady birds in boy and girl colours for a child’s lunch.
Wrap your cutlery with a plain white napkin.
Cut strips of paper with your paper trimmer to 3 x 4 ½” and punch one edge with border punch of your choice. You can go wider or thinner with the paper strips if you desire.
Using the co-ordinating paper scraps in this case, or any matching papers you have, punch or die cut a 2” scalloped circle and adhere embellishments or stickers.
On the inside back of your napkin wrap, apply a strip of double sided tape to one edge.
Remove the adhesive back of the tape and secure wrap around napkin and cutlery making sure that the overlap is at the bottom or back of the wrap. Then using a foam square, pop the embellished scallop onto the front of your napkin wrap. I used the first initial of the guests for these samples, but it would also be fun to put a sentiment like ‘enjoy’ or maybe a stamped and coloured image to decorate.
Here is a more elegant example using a doily, diamante buckle, ribbon and a butterfly die cut slipped into the fork!
This is something a little more rustic with a bright polka dot doily wrapped around the cutlery and twine to hold on a kraft, coffee cup shaped name tag!
We hope you like this fun technique.
Crafting Ireland Team