Day 22: Jingle bell napkin ring

Years ago my grandmother gave me her beautiful china. It’s a beautiful white china with a thin silver accent, very similar to my Mom’s china. It’s so classic. Every time I take it out I am reminded of the special occasions at home. For this craft I wanted to create a napkin ring that accented the silver. Plus it might be the easiest craft ever!

Don’t forget that today is a 2 for 1 craft day on Krafty Kath and tinsel + trim. You get two styles to choose from, so check out her wooden tree napkin ring as well.

Jingle bell napkin ring

MATERIALS

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Step 1:

Unscrew one end of the bangle. Slip on your bells one by one, alternating the direction they face.

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Step 2:

Continue to slip on all the bells until it’s full. Screw on the end and you’re finished.

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Fold or roll your napkin, and slide on the ring. (I used a French Fold and gathered it together in the center.)

Now you have a chic napkin ring to adorn your Christmas dinner table!

Jingle bell napkin ring

 

Day 10: Sleigh bells

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling ring ting tingling too. Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you! I’ve never been on a sleigh ride, but it should be something on my bucket list. It does sound lovely doesn’t it?

For day 10 we created a sleigh bell to hang on your front door. Making sure that you hear all your holiday guests as they arrive at your home. And maybe even Santa!

Sleigh bells

MATERIALS

materials

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1:

Cut a strip of leather 1.5″ wide x 20″ long. Measure 1″ from one end and fold the end over (wrong sides touching.)

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Step 2:

With the wrong side of the leather facing up, measure .5″ from the end and make a small mark with your pen. Punch a small hole through the touching leather pieces using the small hole on your punch. Refold the leather at the 1″ mark and punch through the other side.

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Step 3:

Insert the leather fastener through both sides and hammer to secure the fastener.

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Step 4:

Insert and close the binder ring through the loop you just created.

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Step 5:

Round off the edges slightly.

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Step 6:

Flip the leather strip over and measure 1.5″ down from the fastener and make a small mark.

From that first mark measure every 1.5″ and make a mark until you have 10 marks total. Punch 2 small holes .25″ apart at each mark.

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Step 7:

Measure your leather string and cut 10, 4″ pieces.

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Step 8:

Once you are done punching the holes thread a 4″ piece of leather string through one hole, the bell and through the other coming out the back.

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Step 9:

Tie the leather string on the backside of the leather tight and trim off the ends.

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Step 10:

Using your scissors, round off the corners on the end of the leather strip.

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Hang on your front door so you can hear Santa coming to visit! Oh wait…Santa comes down the chimney right?

Sleigh bells