There’s a very simple formula to getting gorgeous wedding table settings. Textures + Layers + Florals = Guaranteed Pretty. It’s all about the details and the more of them you pull together, the more jaw-dropping the big picture becomes. Today we’re putting the principle to practice with one core DIY supply, burlap wrap by the roll, pairing it with a range of textured elements to create napkin accents sure to take any table from simple to stunning. And just in case napkin wraps or rings don’t suit your fancy, just slip these lovelies onto a vase or a pillar candle to just as easily incorporate the details into your day.
the essential supplies:
- burlap wrap by the roll, both in ivory and chocolate brown
- all purpose glue
- good pair of scissors
for a woodland inspired design add:
- craft paper in three varied shades of green
- paper punch in a leaf design
- mini wooden clip (you’ll need to paint with a natural wood finish to get this exact look)
- dried eucalyptus
for a shabby chic inspired design add:
- ruffled fabric ribbon in ivory
- paper flower petals (available at any craft store)
for a rustic inspired design add:
- miniature natural wood circle slices (you’ll need to drill a hole at the top)
- dried seeded eucalyptus
Look #1: Naturally Woodland – The Step by Step
Step 1: punch out several craft paper leaves, a few in each of your three shades. Set aside.
Step 2 (not shown): measure out the required length for your wrap, considering the width you require for a completed wrap when folded over on itself, and cut.
Step 3: fold your wrap over in half such that the top becomes rounded while the bottom remains frayed.
Step 4: fold over the ends, creating the required wrap width for your napkin fold (our completed wrap was approximately 5 inches wide) and glue to secure.
Step 5: glue on a scattering of leaf cutouts to the front of your wrap. Cluster a grouping at the top left and scatter the rest to the right.
Step 6: to finish the look, attach a couple stems of dried eucalyptus by your top left cluster of cutouts, using a mini wooden clip.
The End Result
Look #2: Layer Upon Shabby Chic Layer – The Step by Step
Step 1: measure out the required length for your wrap, considering the width you require for a completed wrap when folded over on itself, and cut.
Step 2: fold over the ends, creating the required wrap width for your napkin fold (ours was approximately 5 inches wide when complete) and glue to secure.
Step 3 (not shown): cut a strand of ruffled fabric ribbon to the same length as your wrap.
Step 4: run a thin layer of glue down the center of the ruffled ribbon and attach it to the center of your burlap wrap.
Step 5: using 4-5 paper flower petals, layer and glue a completed bloom. Let dry for 10-15 minutes.
Step 6: when dry, glue your completed paper bloom to the left side of your wrap.
The End Result
Look #3: Rustic Appeal – The Step by Step
Step 1 (not shown): create your napkin wrap by following steps 2 – 4 from the Naturally Woodland wrap outlined above.
Step 2: pull 3-4 threads from a strand of ivory burlap.
Step 3: tie your loose ivory burlap threads around your napkin wrap.
Step 4: thread through your mini wooden circle slice.
Step 5: secure the slice into place with a double knot, and finish off with a bow.
Step 6: complete the look by tucking in some dried seeded eucalyptus.
The End Result