Easy (and Inexpensive) Ways to Top Your Table!


Allyson Keller
Allyson Keller

We all love to create a welcoming table when we celebrate with friends and family. With a few simple steps, inexpensive items such as napkin rings or votive candle holders can easily be transformed into personalized, creative table décor for any occasion. Buy a roll of pink or blue ribbon for a baby shower, some wedding-themed scrapbook paper for a bridal shower, or use scraps of ribbon, paper and other embellishments for a fun, eclectic look.

To create an embellished napkin ring:

Wrap a piece of ribbon around the napkin ring. Overlap the end of the ribbon about ¼" and cut. If you are decorating multiple rings you can use this ribbon to measure and cut your remaining ribbon lengths.

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Adhere your ribbon to the napkin ring, gently guiding the ribbon around the ring until the ends overlap. Don't worry if your ends don't overlap perfectly, you can add a flower, button or other embellishment to cover the ends.

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Embellish with flowers, buttons or assorted embellishments.

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To create an embellished votive candle holder:

Measure and cut a piece of patterned paper 1.5" x 6.5" (this is for a standard votive holder). Remember that you will be able to see the back of the paper through the glass, so select a double-sided pattern or cut around any product info on the back of the paper.

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Follow the remaining steps (see above) and embellish.

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These also make wonderful party favors! Invite your guests to take them home after the celebration - a treat for them and easier clean-up for you.

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Supplies used:

  • Plastic napkin rings
  • Glass votive holders
  • October Afternoon patterned paper
  • Prima Paper Flowers
  • Xyron 150 Create-A-Sticker
  • Glue Dots (mini)
  • Assorted ribbon