By contributor Margie of Simple Faithful Open
I am so glad to be back with the Indie Pretty Projects community this year and want to kick off my contributions with a fun tutorial!
You already know I like to use recycled material in my crafts whenever possible, and most of us have toilet paper rolls and old t-shirts readily available. These are perfect for making easy and playful napkin rings to dress up any old table.
These rings could be made with contrasting colors in a crisscross pattern or dip-dyed for a cool ombre effect. But for today, we’ll keep it classically simple with a pleated look.
Begin by cutting horizontal 1.5 inch strips from your colorful t-shirts and gathering the rest of your materials. Any fabric glue will work, I am only using Mod Podge because I have an abundance. Paper towel rolls work just as well as toilet paper.
Cut the tube to the length you want and trim the edges to make sure it is the same width all the way around.
Glue one end of your cotton jersey to the inside edge of the tube with the rolled edges of the fabric facing the cardboard.
Making sure to overlap and open the fabric slightly as you go, wrap the cotton tightly around the tube. Be sure to keep the edges of the cotton rolled in some and to evenly space the overlaps for a smooth and finished look.
Once the roll is completely wrapped, tuck and glue the end of the fabric inside the next to last pleat. Then glue the pleat down over the end.
And your finished product should look something like this!