I searched high and low for cherry blossom napkin rings and finally decided to just make my own. My mother also made napkin rings for her wedding and I thought it was so cool when I received a set when I got engaged. It was nice to have something on the tables since it was a buffet dinner. It’s a unique favor and we had extra so some people were able to take sets home.
This project is great for any time of year, color or theme wedding. Just switch out the color ribbon or flower! It’s a great way to create something personalized and useful not only for the reception but for the guests. You could even get fancy and write inside the napkin ring your names and the date or Thank You, etc…
- Unfinished napkin rings (8 bags of 25) at saveoncrafts.com – $105
- Stain Minwax (Natural) from The Home Depot – $4.50
- Polyurethane from AC Moore – $11.00
- Ribbon from G&G Wholesale Distributions – $3.00
- Cherry Blossom branches from G&G Wholesale Distributions (3 branches 17.00/each) – $51.00
Total for this project – $174.50 ($1.16/person)
- Brushes for stain
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- I first stained the napkin rings and let them dry for 24 hours.
- They were then finished with a coat of polyurethane and left to dry another 24 hours.
- The cherry blossoms were cut from the branches. There were about 60 per branch.
- Ribbon matching my bridesmaids dresses was used and tied around the napkin rings in the existing divots. And a bow was tied to add a little embellishment.
- A cherry blossom was then glued to each napkin ring
Project by: Married April 11, 2011, DIY Bride Mary Meyer. Thank you Mary for sharing your diy wedding projects with us!