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.
- Wire – I used 22 gauge wire, but 20 or 18 gauge would work as well.
- Needle nose pliers
- 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.
- Write your word on the paper. Make sure you write it in the exact size you want for your final product.
- 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.
- Bend the wire and trace along your written word pattern.
- 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.
- 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.
- Loop the beginning of your wire through the loop you just created and attach that wire to itself using the same wrapping method.