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DIY: Wire Word Napkin Rings

DIY: Wire Word Napkin Rings
One day I realized that I actually wanted napkin rings. Wanted. Not needed. Wanted. No kid wants napkin rings. Wanting napkin rings means you are an adult in my book. (Image: Kate Sigafoos / Seattle Refined)
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When I was young, I used to think that things like having a mortgage and grey hair would make me feel more like an adult. Turns out that is 100% not the case. What makes me realize that I am, in fact, an adult? Opening a kitchen drawer and realizing I own silverware where the spoons and knives and forks all match, knowing what day trash day is, and having a duvet cover that did not come in a bag with a matching twin sheet set. Those are the things that make me realize that I am a big kid. A grown-up. An adult. When did that happen?

This craft came from one of those shots of adulthood reality. One day I realized that I actually wanted napkin rings. Wanted. Not needed. Wanted. No kid wants napkin rings. Wanting napkin rings means you are an adult in my book.

Materials

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Wire – I used 22 gauge wire, but 20 or 18 gauge would work as well.
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Scissors

How To

  1. Cut a 1 foot section out of your wire. The length you need will vary slightly depending on the length of the word you want to create.
  2. Write your word on the paper. Make sure you write it in the exact size you want for your final product.
  3. Hold the wire with the pliers in one hand. Make sure you leave enough wire at the beginning of the word so that you can make a loop in it.
  4. Bend the wire and trace along your written word pattern.
  5. Once your word is written, make a large loop out of your wire and bring it back to meet the beginning of the word. This loop will be the area the napkin will fit in.
  6. Make a loop out of the end of your wire by making a small circle and wrapping the tail of the wire around a couple of times.
  7. Loop the beginning of your wire through the loop you just created and attach that wire to itself using the same wrapping method.
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