Tuesday, September 17, 2019

DIY Buffalo Check Napkin Rings

Welcome to the September Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop hosted by Erlene @ My Pinterventures.  If you aren't familiar with the Pinterest Challenge, it's a monthly event that challenges us to not just be pin hoarders, but to make it happen! 
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There're some trends in home decor that never go out of style and buffalo check is one of them! It's been around forever and keeps on re-inventing itself over and over. Today, it's used mostly as accents - especially in decorative accessories. You can find lots of craft items on Pinterest using buffalo check.

And the best part, you can find ideas to mix it up with whatever suits you! Like these buffalo check flowers (made out of faux leather) and crystal clear napkin rings - Casual + Glam = Classic! 

There're not too many buffalo check napkin rings showing on Pinterest and most of them are quite plain! That's why I was eager to create my own design. And my napkin rings are right at home with the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday decor, too! And oh, don't let my using red & black fool you - buffalo check can be found in almost any color, including purple! Stay tuned for that!

Materials:
Faux Leather Buffalo Check Ribbon Fabric
Flower Template/scissors/pencil
Parchment paper/iron/fluffy pillow/round end handle
Super glue or quick grab multi-purpose permanent glue
Clear acrylic napkin rings

Instructions:
Let's start with a roll of buffalo check faux leather ribbon that I found at Hobby Lobby. It's a nice and wide, 24"x 8" roll! Just enough to make four napkin rings.
Next, find a free, flower template you like online, then copy in word. Make a slightly smaller version while in Word and print and cut-out the two sizes.  Next, trace the two patterns on the back of the faux leather .  .  . 
and cut out.
Then, place each of the faux leather flowers between two layers of parchment paper and heat with a medium heat iron for a few seconds to warm up the material. Quickly place the paper and flower on top of a fluffy pillow and use the round handle end to twist down on the faux leather flower to give it curvature, depth and dimension.  
 Also, while the material is still warm and pliable, pinch and twist the tips of the flower to   help shape the petals. 

To make the center, cut a 1/2" strip of faux leather six inches long. 

  Run a bead of glue along the wrong side edge and fold lengthwise in half, sealing edges together. Cut small slits on folded edge along the entire six inch length. Place a dab of glue on one end and begin rolling tightly together. Continue adding dabs of glue while rolling until reaching the end. Add dab of glue at end to seal and secure. Then fluff out the tiny slits.
To assemble the flower, glue the two flower petals together at the center, staggering between petals. Be sure to use either super glue or a quick grab permanent glue to seal. Hot glue will not hold faux leather together! Ask me how I know? I tried it!
Add glue to the decorative piece and apply to center. Let dry.
Measure and cut a strip of faux leather to fit around the center of the acrylic napkin ring. Apply glue to edge and along the middle of the strip.
Wrap fabric around napkin ring, smoothing out and sealing with glue when reaching opposite end.
Glue flower to center of napkin ring where fabric strip ends meet.

How cute is this!

Repeat steps to finish three more napkin rings.
Enjoy using these adorable buffalo check napkin rings in your fall and holiday tablesettings!

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24 comments:

  1. Your crafts are always so beautifully put together Gail and this one is no exception. I adore how big and bold the flower on the napkin ring is. They would make lovely house warming gifts too

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! And yes, they would be great as a housewarming gift!

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  2. Sorprendente trabajo, como siempre.
    Ohh..se me ha pasado la participación en la fiesta de enlaces..¿en que fechas se abre?

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    1. Thanks, Lirtea! It's always great hearing from you! Look where it says to join next month's pinterest challenge for October and click on that.

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    2. Lola para anotarte tienes que hacer clic en la parte que dice “October Challenge”. Se te abre un documento que tienes que rellenar y cuando llegue el momento te mandarán el código HTML para insertar en la entrada. Besos!

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  3. I love these, I'm also obsessed with Buffalo Check. I've never seen that type of ribbon before, I'll have to look for it. Great tutorial to make my own.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I was quite surprised to find them at Hobby Lobby, too. I also went online and found sheets of this in purple check, too! Can you believe it!!!!! Now, to think of something different to make!

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  4. Very pretty napkin rings, Gail and your tutorial is great as always. That ribbon is lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly! It is quite different to work with and not sure why it's labeled ribbon.

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  5. What a brilliant idea! I have some scraps of faux leather somewhere, you have got me excited to give this a try!

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  6. I am all over the buffalo check trend, and have not seen this faux leather fabric. I am hoping to make a trip to the states and this is so on my list. Love your craft idea. Pinning to my buffalo check Christmas board.

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  7. Gail, these are so cute. The Buffalo check print is so in style. I can see you selling these babies for people who are not crafty.

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  8. Very crafty! Your flowers came out perfectly!

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  9. Very pretty! Makes a nice addition to your table setting!

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  10. So neat! I wonder if I could shape these into hibiscus? Pinned.

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  11. WOW Gail this is fabulous ...love how you made is so perfectly 3 D
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  12. Those are so unique! I will definitely be pinning and trying them soon!

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  13. You are so right, buffalo check just keeps coming back around! These are darling, pinning!

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  14. Thank you for the detailed instructions! pinning for later I love the size and movement of these gorgeous flowers! They make wonderful napkin rings. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  15. Those look great on your table! You did a fabulous job on them. Pinned.

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  16. You had me a buffalo check, Gail! LOVE these napkin rings! The possibilities for the pretty flowers are endless too. Would love gorgeous on a Fall or Winter wreath, and the list goes on.

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  17. Such a clever and beautiful crafty idea. I do love buffalo check everything and your napkin rings really set of the table setting.

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  18. Gail that flower is so beautiful, it looks great as a napkin ring. I can imagine using different fabric for different seasons

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