Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Masquerade Tutorial - Napkin Rings

Hello! Melissa here with another easy tutorial for you. As you may have seen in previous posts, we held a Masquerade dinner party at the beginning of this month. It was fantastic! Great food, great decorations, and great company. Megan and Emily did a lot of the bigger projects and man did they knock it out of the park. I'll be showing you how I made the napkin rings. 

What you'll need. 
- Toilet Paper Roll 
- Scissors
- Black Paint
- Mod Podge 
- Micro-beads
- Paint Brushes 

First I took the toilet paper roll and cut it in half. 

Then I trimmed it a little more to make sure it wouldn't be too long. 

Next, I painted the roll black on both the outside and the inside of the tube. I also put a few layers of paint on it so it didn't look like a toilet paper roll anymore! HA!! 

Let it dry for about 30 min. As the paint is drying pour the micro-beads into a small dish or onto a plate. We choose black and red so it would match our theme. After the roll has dried, use the mod podge around the outside and proceed to roll it back and forth in the beads. You want the beads to stick and you also want to make sure you get a good amount on the tube. 

Final step is to mod podge the outside. This will make it to where the beads are sealed in and wont fall off. 

So there you have it! A simple and affordable way to make your own napkin rings. You could also make them in a few different colors and use them around Thanksgiving or Christmas. Keep an eye out for other tutorials from the party. Happy Haunting's y'all!


  1. Love this Tute! These napkin rings are amazing!, I love the mixture of halloweenish colors in the beads! So sparkly too! I would love it if you would share this project at "IT's Party Time' linky party on all week at my blog here: http://www.settingforfour.com/2012/10/ive-got-big-announcement-today.html Hope to see you there!
    I also linked up my Bling Pumpkin at your linky party and am following you on facebook!

    1. Thanks Heather! We will be sure to do the same. Glad that you liked them, they sure are neat. Your Bling Pumpkin was a great idea too. Hope to see more of you!

  2. No way! That's it?

    What a terrific idea, that you could do with your kids.... :)

    Thanks for sharing and happy Halloween!

    hugs ~ Crystelle

    1. Thanks Crystelle! Yeah it is super easy, kids would love it and they looked really good at the masquerade!


Happy Crafting!

Megan@ Whimsically Homemade