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Updated: 2020-01-20 08:52 Views: 183

Longtime BSB reader Lindsey has offered to share a quick and easy DIY tutorial with us today to help you craft napkin rings that you can use for your reception! Pair these simple napkin rings with your napkins to spice up your table settings. It's amazing how a easy and inexpensive project can really add color to your table and an extra detail to swoon over! Finding budget-friendly ways to tie your theme and vision together are what make beautiful budget savvy weddings! Thanks Lindsey for sharing this with us! -Jessica

The colors for my February beach-themed wedding were aqua and coral, and starfish were incorporated in most of the details. I had been on the hunt for the perfect napkin rings to use with our aqua napkins but wasn't finding anything. Thankfully, my mom is a crafting genius! If I don't find what I'm looking for — or find it but it's too expensive — we just figure out how to make it!

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Here's how to make your own napkin rings:

Use a 12″; x 12″; cardstock weight paper in your desired color. Using a paper trimmer, cut in to 1″; x 12″; strips.?Use an adhesivepersonalized fathers day gifts, such as Glue Dots brand, to secure the beginning and end of the cardstock strip into a circle to make the desired circumference.?Use two adhesive dots.

In my case, we bought about 100 starfish from a beach shop, and my mom painted each one with acrylic paint (Americana or Folk Art brands) and a foam brush. (She's awesome, isn't she?!) Then add your embellishment of choice with an adhesive dot to the top of the cardstock circle, and voilà! (The cost came out to less than $1 per napkin ring.)

You can buy a paper trimmer, cardstock, glue dot adhesive and embellishments at your local craft store. Have fun!

Photo courtesy of AR Annahita Photography Graphic Design

Lindsey Robertson is a public relations professional in North Central Florida. She got married in February in Gainesville after wedding planning for 14 months. Lindsey and her husband honeymooned in Charleston and Savannah and live in Florida with their three cats.\r\n\r\n

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As I stated before, gold sequins and glitter will be playing a HUGE part in our wedding décor. I had originally toyed with the idea of having our guests throw glitter or sprinkles as we walk back down the aisle as husband and wife, but while signing our the contract for our venue there was an additional clean-up fee of $100 for using either of those items. Although plan A didn’t work out quite as I had hoped I knew plan B would be just as good, if not better! While lurking on Pinterest one night I stumbled across an awesome picture of guests waving ribbon wands as a bride and groom walked back down the aisle. The pictures of the guests waving the wands were beautiful and full of color…and I knew I had to make these!

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