succulent napkin rings

Earlier this week I shared the details of the Crafternoon I hosted last week…click here and here if you haven’t read those posts.  After creating terrariums, the guests enjoyed summer style boxed lunches.

summer boxed lunches | polka dots and picket fences

With the theme of the day being succulent plants, I thought it might be fun to somehow incorporate succulents into the boxed lunches, and I did just that by creating these succulent napkin rings that I attached to the top of the boxes.

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

Today I’m sharing the DIY on making these napkin rings…and you don’t need to use succulents, really any flower or small decorative item would work.

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

You will need the following supplies…

  • faux succulent stems
  • floral wire
  • green floral tape
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun

succulent napkin rings | oplka dots and picket fences

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

First, you take the floral wire and bend it into a circle, wrapping it around several times.

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

Next, wrap the wire with the floral tape.  Just keep wrapping it around the entire circle of wire until it is completely covered in tape.

succulent napkin ring | polka dots and picket fences

succulent napkin ring | polka dots and picket fences

Then cut off a short stem of the succulent you are attaching to it.  Wrap floral tape around it several times to secure it to the wire.

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

Cut off another stem of a succulent and attach it to the wire in the same manner.

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

Then I cut off a few of the flower buds and glued them on top of the tape using a hot glue gun.  This hides some of the green tape where it was wrapped several times around the wire.  Then place your cloth napkin inside the napkin ring!

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

succulent napkin rings | polka dots and picket fences

So simple, yet it made a big impact against those brown kraft boxes!  I tied them on top of the boxes with jute string, along with a nametag for each box.

summer boxed lunches | polka dots and picket fences

summer boxed lunches | polka dots and picket fences

summer boxed lunches | polka dots and picket fences

Such a fun DIY project!  I’m already thinking of some ideas for fall and holiday napkin rings…

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