Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of Alice & Lois
We love creating simple, easy-to-make handmade details to add to your the holiday table (especially helpful if you’re pressed for time!). Last year, we made leather-cording napkin ties with fresh eucalyptus; this year, we created these super-simple yarn tassels to use as napkin rings. These fun tassels add a pop of color and a handmade touch to each guest’s place setting. We used a light-blue wool yarn for the tassels and stamped guests’ names on mustard yellow card stock—the colors really popped against our black-and-white patterned napkins (“Criss-Crossed” by Hooray Creative). Keep reading for the full tutorial.
Click through for the step-by-step instructions…
• Card stock
• Alphabet stamps
• Ink pad
1. Cut a 3″ x 3.5″ piece of cardboard. Wrap yarn around the cardboard 10 -12 times and then snip.
2. Cut a 10″ piece of yarn and pull it through the top of yarn on cardboard. Tie in a knot.
3. Cut the other end (loop on bottom of cardboard).
4. Wrap a piece of yarn around the top 3/4 inch down.
5. Trim the bottom edges of tassel to make even. Tie the tassel around the napkin to create a napkin ring look.
6. Use an alphabet stamp set to stamp your guest’s names on card stock paper.
Photos: Sara Albers
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