An easy craft for any time of the year. We made our napkin rings look like Indian corn and used them for the fall months. You can choose your theme or themes and make a set for all year.
What you will need:
Buttons, beads, or other small objects
Small paintbrush (optional)
Small binder clips
What you will do:
1. For each napkin ring, cut a 4-by 5 1/2- inch piece of felt.
2. Starting at one short end of the rectangle, glue on 12 craft sticks and line them up side by side.You should end up with a margin of uncovered felt at the end.
3. Once the glue dries, form a ring by gluing the overlapped felt together. I used small binder clips to hold the pieces together until they dried.
4. Glue on the small items you have chosen.
5. Insert a napkin.
6. Use them to liven up your dinner table.
Tips and Suggestions:
I popped the top off the glue bottle to lightly spread the glue. You could also use a small paintbrush to spread the glue.
You could let your child color or paint the craft sticks instead of gluing small items to them.
January- Buttons or beads in shades of blue and white.
February- Small hearts, buttons or beads in shades of red, shades of pink, and white. You can also look for items that represent Mardi Gras; the colors purple, yellow, green.
March- Small shamrocks, buttons or beads in shades of green.
April- Small Easter items, buttons or beads in pastel colors.
July- Buttons or beads in red, white and blue.
October- Small Halloween items, buttons or beads in orange and black.
November- Buttons or beads in shades of brown, yellow, orange, and white.
December- Small Christmas items, buttons or beads in red and green.
Winter- Shades of blue and white, small snowflakes.
Spring- Pastel colors, small flowers, small rain drop shapes.
Summer- Red, orange, yellow (for the sun), blues and light browns color (for the beach/ ocean)
Fall- Shades of brown, yellow, orange, small leaves, small apple shapes, small acorn shapes