Jul
24
DIY Wednesday: Floral Napkin Rings / Place Cards
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under DIY Wednesday

By: Brittni Mehlhoff

Flowers and weddings go hand in hand—and there’s plenty of ways to incorporate blooms into your decor beyond bouquets and centerpieces. These fresh floral napkin rings will help guests find their seats at your reception by doubling as place cards!

Materials: Steel rings, scissors, floral tape, fresh flowers (we used spray roses, solidago, billy balls, aster, and greenery), string or twine, and craft glue.

Step 1: Prep your flowers by removing any excess leaves from the stem. Cut the stems down to 1 to 2 inches. Gently remove any wilting petals from the spray roses as well.

Step 2: Beginning with the greenery, attach a spring to the steel ring using floral tape. Start at the end of the stem and wrap it aorund the steel ring to about  1/2 inch up the stem. Stretch the tape as you are wrapping it around the ring to activate the adhesive quality of the tape. Tip: look for natural curves in the stems of the flowers and greenery and follow those curves when attaching the steel ring. This will help keep your design in line with the circular shape of the ring.

Step 3: Continue this process with the other flowers on hand, again attaching each stem to the ring with floral tape.

Step 4: Finish the napkin ring by adding additional greenery around the remainder of the ring (including the bottom half) using floral tape. Cover any areas that have exposed tape with small bits of greenery and a dab of glue.

Step 5: Attach small name plates to each napkin ring with string. Name plates can be made very easily with a home printer and 1/2″ circle punch.

Step 6: The finished product!

Looking for more ways to DIY your wedding decor? Check out the DIY section on our main site, or try one of these fun projects: Bud vase favors | Moss monograms | Color block cutlery.

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