Simple Napkin Rings

Simple and organic materials of raffia and cardboard create pleasing napkin rings or place cards... AND in the coming days it will serve as the sturdy base of a splendid little project I will be unveiling.

This project couldn't be thriftier or easier. Just cut the cardboard tube from your paper towels, wrapping paper, or what-have-you, down to the width you want for the place cards / napkin rings. Put a little hot glue on the tube and wrap raffia around it. You could tie it off in a bow or knot as in this photo, or hot glue into place a little cardboard leaf that can pull double duty as a place card. Options are endless!
I cut my tubes wide enough to accommodate the leaf punch/embosser I used for the place cards. 

But what I'm really going to use these for started with a field trip my hubby and I took a couple of weeks ago.

I bought some pretty little gourds.

The next weekend, when we worked in the yard, I started looking at the 'fall debris' in a whole new way.
You may have seen some of the results of that in this post.

These are seed pods from the locust tree.  Deer love to eat these. Once we had a deer munching on some no more than 8 or 10 feet away from us as we sat on the back patio. What a treat! {for all of us} 
Tons of them land in our yard each fall. See? There are still plenty waiting to fall. 

And all the threads of this little story will fall into place here with Part 2 of this story!

Here's a MUST-see the December holiday version. Click HERE
{Hint..You have a secret ingredient in your kitchen right now to make the holiday version even more amazing}

A yummy Fall treat:

Peach Crisp baked in Mason Jars

Kiss the Cook!
3 free printables

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