DIY Summer Beachy Napkin Rings by BBB Craft Sisters

I am sure that everybody who goes to the seaside does not lose the opportunity to collect some seashells from the sandy beach or some interesting stones from a rocky beach. Some of us keep these objects as souvenirs or use them at home as decorative items.

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Now you can use them for a more practical purpose. You may create your own Beachy Napkin Rings which were designed by BBB Craft Sisters that will definitely remind you of the beautiful moments that you spent at the seaside.For these DIY napkin rings you may need some materials like: shells, rocks, beach glass, old napkin rings you no longer use or inexpensive store- bought napkin rings, scissors, fabric glue, cotton rope and twine or embroidery thread.

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Here are the instructions for a braided napkin ring: Cut three pieces of 17” thick cotton rope. You can also double or triple the braid for a thicker napkin ring. In that case, cut 6 or 9 pieces of rope. Using a piece of thin cord, wrap the three pieces of thick cotton rope together, about 1” from the top. Braid the three pieces of rope for 6 inches. Make a loop with the braided rope, and use the thin cord to tightly wrap all pieces of the cotton rope together. It is important to tightly wrap them together with the thin cord 1/4” to 1/2” in width so that you can cut the ends of the thick cotton rope short. Tie a tight knot on the underside of the loop. Cut remaining lengths of thin cord. Cut the thick cotton rope very short. Apply some fabric glue on the flat, wrapped portion of the braided napkin ring, and glue your shell or beach find onto the napkin ring.

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For a wrapped napkin ring here it is what you have to do: Pull a few feet of cotton rope off the spool, but do not cut it. It’s easier to use a thinner rope for this. Begin wrapping the rope or twine very tightly around the napkin ring. Continue until the entire ring is covered. If you run out, cut a long length from the other end and finish from the other side. Cut the twine and make a small knot on the inside of the napkin ring. Glue your shell or rock on the top of the rope.{found on ds}