Faux cotton stems look like freshly picked cotton and are very easy to craft. Add a touch of rustic beauty to your table with these Thanksgiving napkin rings. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission.
Are you in charge of Thanksgiving dinner this year? If so, don't forget the table decor and table settings!
These DIY Thanksgiving napkin rings can be made in no time and are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.
A while ago, I came up with a pretty cool way to make your own cotton stems from tree limbs and pine cones.
These DIY Cotton Stems were fun to make, and truly look like the real thing!
I love the look of these cotton stems so much, that I wanted to use them in another way.
And since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, why not make some beautiful rustic Thanksgiving napkin rings?!
Supplies You'll Need to Create this Project:
- Cotton Balls
- Tree Branches (if you can't find the real thing, use a faux flower branch)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Feathers (optional)
Faux Cotton Stem Napkin Ring:
Begin by pulling individual pieces from a pine cone using pliers. Be careful, sometimes they can be kind of sharp. It is easiest if you start at the bottom of the cone, and pliers are super helpfulStart at the bottom of the cone.
Apply a dollop of glue to the middle of a cotton ball.
Then stick the cotton ball onto a small section of branch, wrapping the cotton ball around it.
Add a dot of hot glue to the bottom of two pine cone pieces and adhere them to the cotton. Making sure to secure it at the base where the cotton meets the branch.
Take two of the stems and hot glue them together at the sticks.
Use twine to tie around one of the cotton stem bases and hot glued it as well.
Leave a small loop of twine and tie the other end back onto the cotton stems.
Fold or roll a napkin and insert it into the napking ring.
I added a simple faux feather to the display as well, but it is not permanent. Just a simple addition that can be taken away.
You can also use it to tie silverware together like I did here in my farmhouse fall tablescape.
So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself some cotton balls at the store and make some cotton stem napkin rings! Thanksgiving will be here before you know it!
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what a clever idea! would be so pretty for a Thanksgiving tablescape.
Thank you Wendy. I am sop glad that you like these Cotton Stem Napkin Rings.