Easy Fall Acorn Napkin Rings

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Sometimes I get the urge to craft.
Just me and my glue gun and some ribbon and some leftover toilet
paper rolls.  Laughing 
I don’t have an issue crafting with toilet paper rolls. 
I think in the crafting world, they have a legitimate place. 
Do you think that when toilet paper makers sat down at the design
board, figuring out how large the inside of the roll would be, they took
into consideration that once they were cut in half, they would make a
great base for a napkin ring?
I mean – sure they talked about absorbency and softness and pretty
little quilted designs.
Did the toilet paper Powers-That-Be (TPPTB) realize what a gold mine
they had when they made the cardboard rolls the perfect size?
 I’m pretty sure there were some men in  fancy-schmancy business
suits that sat around a board room with some Pottery Barn napkins
they found on a clearance table after last years holiday.
They experimented with all shapes and sizes of templates, until they
got the perfect size roll.   
I can even hear one of them – with an almost sardonic laugh…
“Those Bounty people have nothing on us. We will RULE the napkin
crafting world!”
 Then, it was only a matter of packaging  the TP rolls so there were an
even number of napkin rings.
(The mega pack of TP sold at Sam’s Club is intended for larger dinner parties.)  
The secretary got a raise when she suggested you pair the napkin rings
with the clearance Pottery Barn napkins with a cute little pumpkin basket
Charmin approved. Mom approved.
Those smart TPPTB guys.
Sharing with:
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Heather at Setting for Four for Its a Party!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Kristen at Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creation
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Denyse at Glitter, Glue and Paint for Throwback Thursday
Heather and Vanessa @ at the picket fence for Inspiration Fridays   
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  1. Great idea! Will have to make some for the holidays!
    Miss Bloomers

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  2. What a great idea, I love them!!

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  3. Always enjoy what you have to post. Loving the humor in it too!

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  4. Such an easy idea. These napkin rings have a rustic/luxe elegance! You are so funny!

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  5. What a neat idea!! napkin holders can be so expensive!! I love your decor!!

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  6. Really cute napkin rings Barb…now is that a “whole acorn” or did you cut it in half to make it flat?…Love it!!..

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  7. Such a cute NIFTY THRIFTY idea!!!


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  8. These are so cute, Barb. I’ve been saving the cardboard tubes from paper towels for a long time without really knowing how I’d ever use them. Definitely pinning this to my Fall/Thanksgiving board!

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  9. So cute! Love your leaf plates, too! You could sell these in your store, but getting enough TP rolls could be a problem. Guests might wonder about the basket of loose TP in the powder room! Oh well! What’s for thanksgiving? Doing turkey? I’m so overwhelmed and am glad we’re going to my sister’s!

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  10. I love this idea, love brulap and acorns. So great!


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  11. Those are BEAUTFUL! And you are so cute with your wording!! hehehe!

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  12. The possibilities are endless and my wheels are turning.

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  13. How cute,and I love simple!!! Did you sew the edges of the burlap with the twine? That’s what it looks like. LOVE this! XO, Pinky

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  14. these are so pretty! I love them. I love your color choice too up against the burlap. I am going to feature in my weekly wow’s on Saturday!

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  15. Great idea for napkin rings–I’m going to have to try these!

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  16. This is adorable! Fun to do with my kids!

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  17. Stopping by from Kim’s, love the burlap napkins holders. Love your color choice with the burlap color. Love your story in this post.

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  18. You can be sure I’m going to make these. Question: how did you keep the burlap edges.from raveling when you cut it?

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  19. These are super cute! And I always have plenty of TP rolls I can recycle. Thanks for digging out of the archives and sharing for Throwback Thursday! ~MamaGing

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  20. Hi, I love thse napkin rings! I have to buy some burlap! I see it all over everyone’s blogs! You did a great job making these! I saw it on Throw back thursday party.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Great idea! I love this for the fall! Found you through Glitter, Glue and Paint’s Throwback Thursday

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  22. Oh my, Barbara!! I LOVE, LOVE this idea. Now you make me want to go back and keep my table set everyday. *PINNED*

    Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursdays.


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  23. I love this idea for a fall table. It also would be a cute craft for kids to do while the adults socialized at a dinner party. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

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  24. The health issue with toilet roll cardboard is not to be on the table! Use kitchen towel centres please girls! These napkin holders are absolutely gorgeous! WELL DONE!

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