When I went to Walmart the other day they had a big display of napkins and paper plates right inside the door. These candy cane napkins popped out at me right away! I knew they had to come home with me so I threw a pack in my cart.
It didn’t take me long to figure out what I was going to do with them. I thought they would make a super cute, whimsical like ornament! I had some red tinsel left over from a previous craft that complimented these napkins perfectly. I also had a few extra wood planks form the Dollar Tree that I knew would be the perfect thing to Mod Podge the napkins on to.
I am making these as ornaments, but feel free to think outside the box a little with this craft. I think they would look so cute on a tiered tray, or even just propped up on a small shelf. You could even tie them on to Christmas packages for a fun twist!
Lets start this craft off with a list of materials that you will need to complete these ornaments.
- Christmas themed napkins – As I said above, I used the candy cane ones from Walmart
- Mod Podge
- Sand block
- paint brush
- small red tinsel – Mine was left over from a previous craft. It came off the tinsel stocking from Dollar Tree
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is to peel the backing off the napkin. Sometimes it helps if you tear the corner and then rub the napkin between your finger and thumb.
Step 2: Before you Mod Podge, hold your napkin over the wood plank to get an idea of how to center it. Once you do that, you can coat the wood plank with Mod Podge and apply the napkin. Lay it down very lightly that way you can gently peel it up, if needed. Use your fingers to carefully smooth out any larger wrinkles, but know you will have some smaller ones. Wrinkles just mean homemade, right?! ha.
Step 3: When the Mod Podge is completely dry, take a sanding block over the edges in a downward motion. This will neatly take off the excess napkin that’s hanging off the edges.
Step 4: Hot glue the red tinsel around the edges of the napkinized wood plank. I think this just adds a little something extra to this ornament!
Step 5: Make a loop out of the tinsel and hot glue it to the back of your ornament. You will only have to do this if you plan on hanging your ornament on a Christmas tree. If you are using it in a tired tray or as a shelf sitter, you can skip this step.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube