If you caught my post for the Paper Flower Wedding Chandelier that I made for Cricut Design Space Star, I had also said that I would share the napkin holder for the wedding table that was a collaboration with Sparrow Soirees. This is a very simple and easy project to do that can really help add the finishing touches to any wedding, party, or event that you might have.
Here’s What You Need:
- Hickory Wood Slices that are roughly 1.5″ to 1.75″ (You can purchase them from Church House Woodworks.)
- Piece of Vinyl
- Paint Brush
- Baker’s Twine
- Image File For Cricut (Since initials are unique you will have to create your own)
- Cricut Machine
- Cricut Mat
Step 1: Put the vinyl onto the Cricut Mat and feed it into the machine. Load your image into your Cricut Design space and prepare the vinyl for cutting. Let your Cricut do the cutting!
Step 2: Take the weeder tool and very carefully remove the circle leaving the negative space of the lettering. Save the inside of the ampersand.
Step 3: Place the vinyl onto the wood slice and center it. Also, take the weeder tool and put the centers of the ampersand back in place.
Step 4: Taking a very small amount of paint and a very small paint brush, paint in the letters and the ampersand.
Step 5: Let the paint dry and peel off the vinyl.
Step 6: Take your Baker’s Twine (several inches in length) and thread it through the pre-drilled hole in your wood slice. Wrap it around a paper towel tube for rough sizing and tie it off. Make sure your knot is under the napkin when you’re finished, and that’s it!
An alternate way to create these would be to cut the initials out of black vinyl and apply the design to the wood slice. This would be an even quicker approach to creating these but I honestly don’t know how well the vinyl would stick to the wood, even though the slices have a very smooth texture. If you decide to give it a try this way, I’d love to know or better yet, see how they turn out 🙂
I love the extremely personalized look that the bride and groom’s initials add to the entire place setting.
Here’s a picture of the entire table with just a glimpse of the Paper Flower Wedding Chandelier.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial!
If you like this project, take a look at the Kool Aid Tissue Paper Flowers that would make for a beautiful wedding gift!