I am so excited to get this week going, and to share with everyone what I’ve been up to for the past week! In other words, I’ve been a crafting fool, and have lots to show you! Let me start with the most basic.
This is probably the easiest craft you will
ever encounter in your life. In fact, it is so easy that I’m not even quite sure that it qualifies as a craft!
The back story
(because EVERYTHING has to have a back story).
I was shopping at Ikea (I know, I know. Those of you that have been following my posts are having a hard time believing that… said in the most sarcastic tone imaginable) and found the cutest, but most simple napkin rings. I was intrigued, but not quite sold. Welcome to the inside of my brain: “Hmm. Those would be cute! But maybe they’re a little plain. I can’t believe that I’ve never owned NAPKIN RINGS! Wow, that’s kind of embarrassing! I better get on that. I don’t know where else I’d look to find something better. The red is the perfect red for my Christmas decor. Maybe I should just get them anyway. Ugh, I want something a little more individualized, though. Wait! I have some *silver half pearls at home! Ooh, that might look cute! Okay, I’ll just get them. Worst case I’ll just take them back.” Exit brain. You see, nothing can ever be simple with me. They are napkin rings for crying out loud!
Here is what I started with (4 red, and 4 white – not pictured).
Here’s what I did. (You ready for a lengthy detail? You may want to grab a pen and paper and take notes.) I got out my self-adhesive pearl heads and started putting them in different, random patterns. Depending on how strong the adhesive is, you may opt to hot glue them on, instead. That is IT, folks! (Did you make it through without feeling overwhelmed?)
I absolutely love that the most simple and quickest alteration gave them a designer look. And the best part? Until they make it to use, I’m using them as decor:
What do you think?
* The link is for non self-adhesive pearls. Mine are self-adhesive.