DIY Tassel Napkin Rings

As I was getting ready to start thinking about our Passover seder, I came up with something a little bit fun and different to help us set the table. As you may or may not know, when I’m not blogging here, I’m making fun pom pom decorations and gifts for my shop rin+RUCKUS. These tassel napkin rings are based off one of the garlands I make.

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I used magenta felt, but you can use any color you think of. Just remember to get matching embroidery thread while you’re picking up your felt. One episode of your favorite show, and you’ve got a new fancy set of custom tassel napkin holders for your next dinner party. The directions below provide instruction on making 1 napkin holder. I’ll leave the multiplication to you guys!

When you’re ready to set your table, I recommend a napkin fold that needs to be held in place like a fan or a bow and tying the holder around a 2-3 times before tying it into a loose knot (that way your guests can untie it easily).

Materials

– 2-2 inch felt circles (Buy them pre-cut here)

– 1-18 inch metallic cord (I like this brand)

– Sewing Needle

– Embroidery thread

– Scissors

Directions

Step 1: Knot each end of the cord. This will help you keep a grip of the cord while you’re sewing.

Step 2: Fold a felt circle in half and place one knotted end of the cord at the top of the fold.

Step 3: Fold the felt circle in half again so that it is now folded into quarters. Place your first stitch through the cord inside the folded circle so that it comes out through the side.

Step 4: Place a stitch behind the cord, in front, and then behind again. This ensures that the felt stays in place.

Step 5: Slide the needle under the front stitch and pull until you make a small loop. Then, pull the needle through the loop to make a knot. Repeat, and trim the thread.

Step 6: Repeat these steps on the other end of the cord so that there’s a tassel on each end.

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