11.15.2010

DIY Cloth Napkins

I'm pretty excited about this post because I was just so proud of myself when I made these!! 

The other day I went to Homegoods to get, what I hoped would be, cheap cloth napkins and runners for our Faux-Thanksgiving dinner. Well to my surprise, the napkins were $15-25 for a pack of 12! And runners were $20-30. Waaayy more than I intended to pay. So since I was seeking a new sewing project anyway, I thought I would try to make them!
  Now, remember that this is only my third sewing project, but I think that they came out well!! I used a tutorial from Skip to my Lou as a reference.

My corners were not perfect, but I'm ok with that. I figure, with more practice, I'll get better! Who needs some cloth napkins?! hehe This fabric cost me $5 and I already had the thread...so I saved myself at least $30. Sweet!

So what do you think? You like? 

And don't you just love those little Facorns?! They are from Walmart, $3 for a bag! SP's probably getting a little sick of how they have popped up ALL OVER our home. But they are just so adorable! (And no worries about creepy little friends hitch hiking into my house from their real cousins on the ground outside) 
And what cloth napkin is complete without a little bling?!


I just used hot glue to stick the (f)acorns together, but next time, I will use either crazy glue so it's not as thick between them, or drill holes through the middle and string them together. The hot glue worked well for the moment, but definitely doesn't hold all that well. We had a few casualties as dinner progressed. Oh well, live and learn. Right? :-) 
But they looked cute!


So on some plates there were acorn rings and for the others I braided raffia and tied it around a (fake) leaf. So simple, so cute! 

Wanna know what I'm thankful for today? 

1. An unexpected extra hour of sleep this morning (Yes, I was almost super late for work. Apparently I'm sleep deprived.)

   2. My family. 

We have had a few difficult few weeks, with an unfortunate amount of sad news...but God is good and I am trusting that He is in control! I've recently been touched by the song, No Matter What by Kerrie Roberts. In the song Kerrie sings, 

"Before a heartache can ever touch my life, it has to go through Your hands...I know that You can find a way to keep me from the pain but if not, if not, I’ll trust you" 

God knows all and allows things to happen, so I just need to trust that He's working in and around me for His glory. As Steven Curtis Chapman said, "To Him the future's history." (Miracle of the Moment) 

I love that.

Ok, sorry for the heavy ending, but that has been on my heart and I thought I should share! 
 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Tomorrow I will share a sweet and tasty treat!
:-)

10 comments:

  1. I love your creations...I LOVE Stephen Curtis chapman.....and I love you!

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  2. These came out great! I love your napkin rings too! I was thinking about making my own cloth napkins after visiting Homegoods too. Outrageous price for a square of fabric!

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  3. Just great! Thanks for sharing.
    Desi

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  4. Completely adorable! Thanks for sharing!
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com
    -Amanda

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  5. Great job! Those look fabulous! And those facorns are great as well!! Love that you made the napkin ring with them.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  6. Following you from Free For All Friday! :)
    Awesome post!

    Please follow me back at http://ashleycreations-a.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    - Ashley

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  7. The napkins turned out great. Saving money is always a great thing. I hope things are improving for you.

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  8. I'm a cloth napkin hoarder. lol Love yours!

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  9. They look great! What a fun napkin ring! I love the acorns. I hope the sad news with your family get's better and not worse. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

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