And there is one other things I like to do: Add that touch that is uniquely us. My family loves to create. Sometimes it is the centerpiece or the placemats. Once it was even construction paper turkey hats =)
This year: NAPKIN RINGS FROM RECYCLED SHAMPOO BOTTLES.
Step 1: SUPPLIES:
Plastic Shampoo Bottles - I like the smaller bottles for this project, the kind you find for children.
Paper & Pencil
Acrylic Paint & Brushes
Step 2: DESIGN:
Wrap the paper around the bottle to find the size so you can make a pattern. I tried not to be too detailed so it would be easier to cut out.
Once the pattern is complete, cut it out.
I have this thing about the unexpected. If I create something, I like to add a detail that someone might not expect. Here it's the little bird on the backside of the napkin ring.
At points, I stuck a hard plastic item into the bottle to get a good cut.
Step 4: PAINTING:
I used the primer to give the ring a good base coat.
Tip: I used two different whites here. I left the snow kind of streaky and used an pearlized white for the snowman. Also, added glitter paint to the snow.