FINALLY, my second item for the Operation Smile Auction at our upcoming Thrive and Survive Event is complete! It took me a while to do because I had to search high and low to find the last Base and Bling Cuff to complete a set of 12 napkin rings. You have no idea how hard it is to locate these once they have been retired! I finally found someone in Washington State who had one and I had to pay dearly to get it shipped to me in time... but it finally arrived and now the auction item is complete.
So, below you will see a set of 12 napkin rings and a centerpiece for Christmas. I used the Yuletide Carol Paper Pack to create these. The only other items I used were home decor items that are readily available and easy to get (I will show you that below the artwork).
This is a view of all the pieces together. I put 4 of the napkin rings around actual napkins to give you a better idea of how they look. Someone who knows how to fold napkins in creative ways could do really neat things with this, I'm sure!
I took this picture looking down a little bit, just to give a better idea overall.
This is a picture of the centerpiece. It is very simple - it is decorated on the backside as well but I didn't photograph that. You can see inside here. I didn't want to use a candle for safety reasons with the moss in there. The flashlight provides a LOT of light!
This is a close-up of one of the napkin rinks. I tried to stand it up using my camera case.
The products used are listed below. I have shown the Close To My Heart products first and then in a separate listing, I have shown the products I used for the other parts of this project and where I bought them.
Paper: Yuletide Carol Paper Pack, Ruby Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock
Inks: Ruby, New England Ivy
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge, ShinHan Marker (Sap Green), Clear Sparkles, Base and Bling Cuffs (ret.)
Spanish Moss (Gardening Store)
Clear Vase (Ikea)
Small Mixed Rocks (Dollar Store)
Round Flashlight (Dollar Store)
Cashmere Coloured Napkins (Walmart)