are you ready for the cheapest and easiest holiday napkin rings of all time? i’m serious. you can make these while your turkey is in the oven for crying out loud. i had all this cardboard from the shipping boxes i had for my old vintage etsy shop that i’ve been wanting to use instead of throw away — so i covered the cardboard in gold duct tape.
cardboard + duct tape = napkin rings? sure why not.
scrap cardboard pieces
gold duct tape (mine was an impulse buy at the local hardware store)
scotch tape (optional, for interior touchups)
step one . cut your cardboard to your desired size. i cut my pieces to 15 cm wide x 1.5 inches — just make sure your tape is larger than your cardboard
step two . mark every 3 inches with your pencil on your cardboard. score with your xacto knife
step three . bend each scored section and bring the ends together
step four . cut a piece of duct tape longer than your cardboard and lay it down sticky side up. carefully place your cardboard onto the tape, one edge at a time
step five . bend each piece again now making the tape bend with it. fold the tape over the edges, leaving one side long and unfolded. trim any excess on the other corner and fix any areas on the inside with a small piece of scotch tape
step six . fold the ends together with the tape overlapping the top, carefully trim a straight edge at the seam
+ once you do one, you can bust a bunch of these out real fast.