Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Super simple printable napkin rings

I starting thinking of this paper napkin ring design while I supposed to be working on something else. Naturally I dropped my other project and made a quick template for these instead. I'm picturing these on the Thanksgiving table - they'll take you 20 minutes, tops.

thanksgiving 2010 paper napkin rings
{thanksgiving 2010 paper napkin rings}

Download the template here (go to file and make sure you select download original so you get the printable version). You'll need Acrobat Reader. Type the names in the provided fields (font is embedded for you) and print out on nice paper. I used 68 lb cream cover stock. Cut out, slightly around the printed outlines.

paper napkin rings
{paper napkin rings}

zots!
{zots!}

Add some Zots. You could use double stick tape, but Zots are the absolute best, in my opinion.

paper napkin rings - finished
{paper napkin rings, finished}

Voila!

paper napkin rings
{paper napkin rings}

Add a sprig of fresh herbs for extra points. Yours will probably be less dehydrated, because I went out to my balcony to get that rosemary and realized I haven't watered my plants in several weeks. They're mostly dead. Whoops. Why is life so hard to get right?

24 comments:

  1. Filing this away in my "to do" list... What a great idea!

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  2. Love this! I was just brainstorming yesterday what place settings to use for christmas (yes i'm thinking of christmas already!). Thanks for this great template!

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  3. lovely. and i think i'm so accustomed to dehydrated rosemary, i didn't notice anything wrong with this sprig at all!

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  4. This looks so lovely and simple! I wish I could make such things, too! Thank you for the template!

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  5. "Why is life so hard to get right?" Love it! Can I steal that line? And thanks for template...love it!

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  6. wow amazing. this is my one job for thanksgiving (to create name tags) and i love your idea.

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  7. These are great! I know a 6 year old who will feel beyond important wrapping these around some napkins. :) Thank you!

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  8. so sweet - i love the dried rosemary actually. love this simple but caring touch

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  9. such a simple and lovely idea!(and I have a stash of zots!!)

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  10. Sooo cute! I'm thinking I might use them to do themed words for the holidays, since we already have place settings from last year. :)

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  11. So simple but so nice. Now I need to have a dinner party!

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  12. Oh, they are so handsome! I love the simplicity of them!

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  13. These are so nice, you're so crafty! Thanks for this template.

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  14. the good thing about life is that sometimes forgetting to water your plants means you were doing much more exciting things, and that's living life right if you ask me. the good thing about herbs is that they are still perfectly viable when dehydrated. and you can always get new ones if necessary :)

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  15. If YOU want to know why life is so hard to get right, then I'm giving myself a break.

    Also, I am particularly fond of the holidays you.

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  16. I love this! So simple but pretty. And I LOVE the added detail of the rosemary.

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  17. Love these - simple really is sometimes best!

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  18. 'Why is life so hard to get right?' I have been asking myself that question a lot lately. No answers, though.

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  19. when I click on "file" I don't see anything! so, I can't yet access the writable file. any thoughts?

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  20. I'm also having trouble with downloading the file. Nothing happens when I click on "file." Thanks.

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  21. Hi, both anons! So you click on the link, and it does take you to the Google document page, right? And when you click on "file" (located in the upper left, above the document) you don't get a drop down menu at all? Or you do get a drop down menu with the options grayed out?

    I've double checked all the settings and everything seems fine. You don't even need to have a Google account in order to see and download the document, so that shouldn't be a problem. I just logged myself out of all my accounts, and then clicked on the link and found the option to download.

    What browser do you use? I always use Firefox, which works well with most Google applications. It might be more difficult with Internet Explorer, but I don't have that on my computer so I can't check for you.

    Let me know if it still isn't working for you! I'd love to make sure it works for everyone.

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  22. Nothing happens when I click on file either. I was hoping to do this today for tomorrow - yes, i know i'm a slacker! Let us know if you can figure something out to get it to work. Thanks so much!!

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