This weekend my husband and dad spent nearly the entire weekend getting our house back in order and painted. My dad painted our 1/2 bath, my husband finished painting our trim white in the living room, and together they repainted our living room. SO MUCH got done this weekend! In the meantime, I still need to get a few decor items done before I show you the work, but you can follow me on Instagram to see the updates!
While they were busy painting, I got an idea from Pier One for Bunny Ear Napkin Rings that I decided to re-create myself. They had these cute burlap bunny ear napkin rings for sale in the stores that I really loved, so I thought why not try my hand at making some cuter ones myself?!
What You Need:
Fabric in coordinating color of your choice
Pen and Paper for template
I started by drawing a rough template of what I wanted the ear to look like. I know it’s not super fancy, but it did the trick for me! After I drew the template, I cut it out and traced it onto a piece of foam.
After the foam pieces were cut out, I started using them as my template to cut out the felt ears. I used the stiff felt so that the ears would stand up on their own. You could also use foam if you wanted to.
I then used the inside ear template to cut fabric in four different pastels to make 4 napkin rings. You could buy patterned fabric or paint designs on solid fabric…so many options!
I then went and used fabric glue to attach the fabric to the felt in the ears. From there, I cute around 5 inch long strips of the felt and about 1 inch wide and bent the bottom of my ear and glued it onto the (soon to be) napkin ring.
Here’s a sideview of how they were glued on…I just folded a little tab at the bottom under and glued it with hot glue.
When you put your second ear on it will need to be right against the first ear. At firs this won’t look right, but when you make the ring and glue it together the ears will spread out and look the way they should. So play with the positioning a bit on the ring before you make anything permanent.
Once your ears are glued down in place and dried, then you can make the napkin ring with your felt strip. I just hot glued it and then looped my white napkin through…
So there you have it…a fun, affordable way to dress up Easter Brunch and add a little fun to the table for your kiddos. Stop back later this week as I have more fun ideas and giveaways to share with you!