Just when I thought I had pretty much all the DIY projects out of the way, Weddingbee offers up a bit more inspiration. This place is awesomesauce! But I guess I don’t have to tell you that.
I’ve made tissue poms a la Martha as ceiling decorations but hadn’t thought about them for my own wedding- probably because I feel like I’ve seen them everywhere! But recently, Mrs. Hot Wings’ post about using them as napkin rings completely inspired me. Napkin rings were a detail I had given up about, mostly because I had taken on way too many DIY projects and was feeling overrun. I didn’t want to come up with any other ideas…my brain was spent.
I did a quick search online and came across this great tutorial. I had initially planned to make the smallest size they suggested, but instead cut the paper into 4×7″ rectangles because it was what worked with the sheets I had without any waste. I figured that if I did a test run and they were easy enough, I’d do the rest.
LOVE. It took literally a couple minutes to make one and it was even cuter in real life! I used the same peach tissue paper that I had used for the tissue paper tassel garland since there were tons left over and used jute twine instead of ribbon. I want to say it’s because it was rustic but really it was a dollar for a spool at my local hardware store.
Easy to transport (150 napkin rings fit perfectly in a regular sized shoebox!) and ready to be fluffed the week before the wedding.
What was your last minute DIY detail that almost wasn’t?
- Queens, NY/Nashville, TN
- Jewelry Designer
- Wedding Date:
- May 2011
- A church in downtown Nashville