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Eyelet Napkin Rings
For these romantic and easy eyelet napkin rings, lay 6-inch-long trim on 5 3/4-inch ribbon; align ends, with eyelet inside; sew with 1/4-inch seam allowance. Turn right side out.
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Put everyone in a romantic mood with cocktail napkins in shades of pink and white dressed up with old song titles or favorite lines of poetry. For a more personalized treatment, write down the story of how the two of you met, and use excerpts from it on various napkins. Guests will have fun piecing your love story together.
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Echo the sentiments of the day by "tying a knot" for each place setting. You can also incorporate your place card into this fold to make your napkin work overtime.
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Napkin In Bloom
Guests will be delighted to find cut flowers tucked into their napkins. To keep the blooms from wilting during the cocktail hour, slip the stems into little vials of water (available at floral shops). To fold the napkin, lay it on a flat surface, and fold in half widthwise so the folded edge is near you. Fold the top layer back down halfway. Turn the napkin over, and fold the edges into the center. Finish by folding the napkin in half.
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A printed place card and a camellia bloom are tucked into a napkin made of raw silk, which keeps its shape well when rolled.
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At each place, inside the folds of the napkin, is a prettily boxed favor; a place card leans against it.
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A perfect bow on each plate is a fun way to spiff up a plain-Jane napkin. Spread a dinner napkin out, lying flat. Fold opposite sides in so they meet at the center. Then fold again at the center to form a narrow, ribbonlike shape. Next, fold short ends in so they meet at the center. Cinch in the middle with a ribbon in a coordinating color, and glue at back.
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Sail-white plates edged in green as fresh as grass inspire us to pop our collars; a length of grosgrain drawn through a notched card recalls prep school spiffy ribbon belts with monogrammed buckles.
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Pom-pom napkin rings adorn each place setting and add a festive spirit to a simply rolled napkin.
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Straight-edged and simply presented, lace napkin rings strike a modern note. Our napkin-ring clip art can also be used to dress up favor boxes.
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