|No-Sew Decorative Christmas Napkin Ring|
1 x 9” square piece of red felt
1 x 9” square piece of green felt
Print the template onto card.
Using your paper-cutting scissors, cut out each of the shapes from the card template sheet, including the centre circle on the leaf and petal pieces.
|Use paper-cutting scissors to cut out templates|
|The cut-out templates. Note that the centre
circles have been cut out
Place the spiky leaf shape onto the piece of green felt. Draw around it carefully with the marker pen. Make sure you have marked the centre circle.
|Ready to draw around template|
|Ready to cut out template|
Cut the shape, including the centre circle, out of the green felt.
|Cut out the template|
**Tip** Cut a rough square out of the felt around the leaf shape as it will make it much easier to cut out the detailed shape.
|**Tip** Roughly cut out a square of felt to make
cutting the details easier
Place the green felt leaf shape to one side.
|Note the centre circle has been cut out.|
Take the sheet of red felt. Place the petal shape at the corner of the sheet and the long shape along the opposite edge of the felt, as shown in the picture.
|Ready to draw the first two shapes|
Draw around both shapes with the marker pen, including the centre circle of the petal shape. Move the petal shape along the piece of felt towards the long shape. Place it so that it does not overlap either of the shapes you have already drawn. Draw around the petal shape for a second time, including the centre circle.
Cut the three shapes out of the red felt, remembering also to cut out the centre circle pieces.
**Remember the tip mentioned above.**
|The three red pieces have been cut out|
Gather your four cut felt shapes.
|Long red piece of felt and spiky green piece|
Take the long red shape and the green spiky leaf shape as shown in the photograph above.
|Pushing and pulling the ball-shaped end through
the centre circle gently
Push one rounded end of the long shape through the centre hole of the spiky leaf shape.
|One ball-shaped end has been pushed
through the centre circle
Take one red petal shape.
|The first red petal shape is ready
to be attached
Take the rounded end of the long shape that you have already pushed through the centre of the leaf shape and push it through the centre of the red petal shape.
|The first ball-shaped end of the band
is going through the centre circle
|This is how the ball-shaped end will
Take the other rounded end of the long piece of felt.
|The other end of the long red shape
Push it through the centre hole of the green leaf shape.
|Manoeuvre the felt gently|
Then push it through the centre hole of the red petal shape.
|It has gone through the centre of the green shape|
Take the second red petal shape. Place it on top of the partly constructed napkin ring.
|The second red petal shape is ready to
Push one ball-shaped end of the long shape through the centre hole.
|One end has been passed through the
Push the other ball-shaped end of the long shape through the same centre hole.
|Both ends are through all layers|
Gently neaten the two ball-shaped ends.
|Gently neatening the end pieces|
Gently move the leaf shape and each of the two petal shapes to make an attractive finished item.
|Moving leaves and petals into positions|
Your napkin ring is ready for use.
|Beautifully arranged leaves and petals|
|The napkin ring in use|
Embellish as desired, for example, do some hand stitching on the petals, stick glitter or beads onto the ball-shaped ends.
An alternative is to use green felt for the band. This picture shows the result of doing so.
|Napkin ring using green felt band|