This past summer my in-laws celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a country barn dance. It was held at their farm and my mother-in-law self-catered a majority of the meal for 300 guests. I designed and created napkin bundles.
The napkins and plates were an elegant green/gray. I decided on corn and 40 as the two choices. I came up with two prototypes and let my mother-in-law choose.
Prototype of 40 Napkin Ring
As you already know since at the top of this post is an image of the corn napkin rings, my mother-in-law decided on the corn.
Close-up of Corn Napkin Rings in Basket
I needed to make 300 paper circles. I first bought the Martha Stewart 1.5 inch circle punch. I had a lot of problems punching clean edge circles. Since I live in the countryside I had to drive an hour back to the city to buy another hole punch. I bought the Fiskars punch and was relieved when I got home that it worked great. It was easier on my hands and the result was a perfectly cut circle.
Left: Fiskars Punch, Right: Martha Stewart Punch
Instructions to make napkin rings:
1. Draw and color image of your choice.
2. Scan image and create a transparent background.
3. Create page of images (to print many at one time).
4. Print images onto card stock color of your choice.
5. Use Fiskars 1.5 inch punch to cut out circles.
6. Use small hole punch to punch holes on either side of disk. (See image below)
7. Thread ribbon through circle. (I used 1/8 inch ribbon – 10 yards on the roll)
8. Fold napkin with knife, fork, and spoon inside.
9. Tie napkin ring on napkin bundle.
If you want to use my corn napkin rings, just leave a comment and I will send you the file.