Don’t you love when an idea takes real life form and it’s so much better than you ever imagined it would be? That is exactly how I feel about these PINECONE AND ACORN FLOWER NAPKIN RINGS! They are so, so easy to make, cost me nothing and I can’t wait to use them because they have that organic wow factor we all love! Who knew you could make such fetching napkin rings from a toilet paper roll, a scraps of burlap and bits and pieces of nature? But it’s true… I’ll show you how!
The “flower is made from the cap (cupule) of an acorn and the petals are the scales (or arms) of a white pine pinecone. Fashioned together they make a striking, stylized flower!
I made one napkin ring with a very simple flower and one with lots of petals. I really loved them both!
So, start saving those empty toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls) and go for a nature walk and gather some acorns and pinecones and let’s get started!
PINECONE AND ACORN FLOWER NAPKIN RINGS
2. Strip the arm from the pinecone. White pine pinecones work best. I start at the bottom and give them a good tug to strip them from the center stem.
3. Cut a empty toilet paper roll in half
4. Cover the halved toilet paper rolls with burlap ribbon. Use hot glue to adhere it to the tube. Fold the end of the burlap ribbon over and hot glue it to the burlap on the tube for a nice finished seam.
5. Choose 5 larger, longer pinecone arms and hot glue them to look like a flower in the center of the burlap ring.
6. Hot glue an acorn cap in the middle of the pinecone arm petals to resemble the center of a flower.
7. Add more center petals. Use shorter ones to glue around the acorn top. You may need to cut down the pinecone arm with scissors just a tad. When gluing the additional petals stand them up to give them a 3D effect.
8. Add more petal to the flower if you life that look.
So easy, so pretty! Wouldn’t these look nice on your table? Look for a Thanksgiving table using these unique napkin rings!