June 4, 2012

Paper Medallion Napkin Rings


Pretty paper medallion napkin rings made with shower curtain rings. So smart!
I just love pretty paper, don’t you? And one of my absolute favorite ways to showcase my favorite prints and patterns lately is to create pretty paper medallions to use for all sorts of purposes. These Paper Medallion Napkin Rings would be perfect for any of your summer entertaining, whether you be hosting an outdoor dinner, a wedding shower, or any other special event. By adding guests’ monograms to the center of each medallion, these can also double as placecards!
Ready to see how I put these together? Let’s get started!
For this project, you will need…
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Pinking Circles and Rosettes dies
Manual die cutting tool (I use the Epic Tool)
Patterned paper
Letter stickers
Paper trimmer
Plastic shower curtain rings
Hot glue
To start, cut out a rosette and a small and medium pinked circle shape using the dies and the die cutting tool. 
By the way, did you know that all of the Lifestyle crafts dies are compatible with any manual cutting machine? So, even if you have a Cuttlebug, Big Shot, or other machine, you can still play along!
If you have always been intimidated by the idea of using the Lifestyle Crafts dies and tools, let me show you how easy it is to do.
Choose a die, in this case the Nesting Pinking Circles…

Place the die face up (smooth side down) on the cutting platform.

Place your chosen paper face down on top of the die.

Place the cutting mat on top, and then run everything through your machine (it operates with a hand crank).

That’s all there is to it! So simple.

Now that everything is cut out, fold the rosette accordion style, and adhere the ends together with hot glue. Shape the rosette into a circle, and press it flat. Adhere the small pinked circle to the center front, and the medium pinked circle to the back, as shown. Embellish the center of the small pinked circle with a letter sticker. Set the completed medallion/rosette aside for now.

Cut a very long length of ribbon, and secure one end to one of the plastic shower curtain rings with a dab of hot glue. 

Wrap the ribbon around the shower ring, securing with a dab of hot glue every so often, until the ring is completely covered. Secure the end of the ribbon with another dot of hot glue. 

Place a generous dab of hot glue on the ribbon-covered ring, and use it to adhere the ring to the center back of the completed medallion/rosette.

Cut a strip of cardstock to 1×2.5″. Apply a line of hot glue to one of the short ends of this piece, and adhere it to the back of the medallion, as shown. Feed the opposite end of the paper piece through the ring, and adhere this other short end to the opposite side in a similar manner, forming a loop to reinforce and add more stability to the napkin ring. 

All finished!
What a pretty, dynamic statement these would make on any table!

I doubt few guests would ever guess that these actually started off as shower curtain rings. 😉

The Pinking Circles Dies shared in this post are part of a brand-new release from Lifestyle Crafts. If you are dying to get your hands on any of these products or anything else from Lifestyle Crafts, be sure to use the code SPLENDID to receive 20% off as you shop!
For more medallion projects, you can also check out my No-Sew Fabric Medallions, or the Medallion Christmas Ornaments I made with the Rosette dies last year.
Thanks so much for stopping in!
Disclosure: As an affiliate of Lifestyle Crafts, I received free product to review for this post. Rest assured that all opinions and experiences shared here are expressly my own, and I am dedicated to only sharing products that I feel my readers will benefit from and enjoy.
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10 Responses to Paper Medallion Napkin Rings

  1. nest of posies June 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    as always, genius my dear!

    so festive & fun for the Summer table!


  2. kate June 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    so brilliant to use shower curtain rings for napkin rings!!

  3. Bonnie @ Uncommon June 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm #


  4. Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty June 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    I adore the colors you picked. Genius craft idea!

  5. Amanda @ Serenity Now June 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Too much cuteness, Amy! I am always in awe of your creativity. 🙂

  6. Connie June 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Wow! Love this, please share it! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at http://www.familyhomeandlife.com

  7. bluebuttonpress June 9, 2012 at 4:49 am #

    Great project and I love your pictures so bright and vibrant!

  8. Shannah @ Just Us Four June 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    This is a fantastic project! I love how they turned out. Would you consider linking up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  9. Sharon Hubbard January 21, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    So cute. They would be a very cute accent for a ladies tea table.

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