These simple watercolor napkin rings and place cards are a classy addition to any party table setting! Use them for buffet labels too!
Y’all, I got super fancy with friendsgiving this year. I sent out actual paper invitations that I hand made and “hand” wrote (with my Cricut Explore Air 2) and sent snail mail with hand lettered envelopes. I’m so excited about them!!
To create the invites, I used little triangles of watercolor paper for texture. So to continue that idea, I decided to make some watercolor napkin rings and place cards to bring the whole thing together. They look ridiculously classy and are so simple to make you’ll be making them for everything!
Watercolor Napkin Rings and Place Cards
Time: 1-2 hours depending on how many you make
Cost: $5 or less
Classy level: AF
To begin, paint a bunch of sheets of watercolor pages. My girl Angela over at Allavelle.com made this super awesome video on how to make your own pages that I followed. Mine are certainly not as fancy but it was so fun to experiment!
For the napkin wraps:
I used watercolor stripes to make each look like a sunset when I cut them.
Cut 2 inch strips across the width of the paper – Hamburger side as your elementary art teacher would have said.
Using your gold paint pen or marker, write your Thanksgiving saying in the center. I wrote Give Thanks, but you can go with fun things like “Feast Mode” or what have you.
Use the gluestick and glue the ends of the wraps together, overlapping about a half inch. Lightly flatten the circle.
This should fit a dinner napkin folded in half and your set of silverware.
For the placecards:
Cut your watercolor pages in half lengthwise and width wise. My pages were 9×12 inches so my rectangles were 4.5 x 6 inches. Fold each of these in half.
Cut 2×3 inch strips of white or unpainted watercolor paper. Write each name on the front in gold paint pen. You can also use your Cricut to write them out super pretty for you!
Use the glue stick to affix each name tag to a card. Let dry.
That was the easy part… deciding who should sit next to who? You’re on your own. Happy Hosting!