Friday, November 15, 2013

Napkin Strings


That's right, I said napkin strings, not napkin rings.  Oh, I'm just so clever I can hardly stand it.

So, I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year.  Actually, I didn't exactly volunteer for this position... people just sort of started asking what I would be fixing and at what time should they show up.  I don't have the heart to turn them away.  I keep picturing my family alone on Thanksgiving, eating tuna fish out of a can, and lamenting their terrible family member, who wouldn't let them come over for turkey and pie.

I've gotten melodramatic again, haven't I?

To accommodate my free-loading relatives, I've decided to use paper plates and napkins this year.  I know, I know, I should be using fine china.  Listen, the fine china is still at the store until someone lovely buys it for me.  Until that happens, I'm using paper plates and napkins.  But I want to spruce up the table setting to make up for the lack of regal-ness.  So, I made some napkin strings.

I bought some autumn-colored embroidery floss.

And then I braided 'em, 7th grade best friend style.

And then, I wrapped some cutlery... cutlery-wrapping montage, here we come:

And viola, a wrapped set of utensils.

And then, I wrapped my friendship bracelet around a few times and tied it with a bow.

See? Napkin strings.  Easy and thrifty.  Here's hoping that my Thanksgiving guest appreciate them before ripping them apart and discarding them next to the empty pie plate.

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  1. Paper plates and napkins cave on the washing up afterward. Great idea

  2. I love you so much! You always crack me up :) And you're a lot nicer than I am! With a new baby and all, I think I would let my relatives eat tuna fish!

  3. I saw your post a few days ago and thought it was a cute idea and tucked it away for another time.......then I found out that I am hosting Thanksgiving for 13 people! I showed your idea to my daughter and she will be putting together OUR little cutlery roll-ups! Thanks for the idea!!!! :-) I've never done a "disposable" dinner before & my inner eco-freak / frugal conscience is having issues with the whole idea, but for sanity's sake this is how it's gonna be! Just....Thanks! :-)


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