I have another cheap and easy DIY project for you today! Can you guess what it is? ;)
I made the napkin rings out of a piece of PVC pipe:
Specifically a 1 1/2" one that was 2 feet long. I think it was $2.65 at Home Depot (I tossed my receipt).
I could have gotten individual coupling pieces but they didn't have one in a length I liked so we decided to cut our 2' long piece of PVC down on our miter saw:
NOTE: If you attempt to cut a PVC pipe yourself, be very careful and hold the pipe TIGHT against the fence so it doesn't roll on you. Also, that's my boyfriend's arm, not mine ;)
After we were finished cutting, we had 8 pieces of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" PVC pipe (plus some leftover) AKA future napkin rings!
I took 4 outside and spray painted them with some satin black spray paint I had on hand:
Once they were dry, I grabbed my roll of snakeskin duct tape and got to work!
I started by rolling out a long strip of duct tape:
So I could roll a piece of PVC pipe along the edge:
I tried to roll it as straight as I could without getting any air bubbles but I still had some excess to trim off the edges:
I took a pair of sharp scissors and held the bottom blade parallel to the edge of the PVC pipe. I carefully trimmed the tape down on both sides until it was flush with the top edge of the pipe.
Repeat the above steps 3 or more times until all of your napkin rings are done and then you're all ready for dinner!
I like how the texture of the duct tape kind of makes the snakeskin print look like it's real. Not that I'd want actual snakeskin napkin rings but you know what I mean haha
I didn't stop there though!
The remaining four pieces of PVC pipe got a coat of white spray paint on them:
After they were dry, I grabbed a sheet of marble paper:
Cut a 1 1/2" strip (the size of my napkin ring) off of the long side:
Brushed some rubber cement on the PVC pipe and wrapped the marble paper around it until I had this:
I repeated the process 3 more times until I had all of these:
Not too bad for something that only cost me 33¢ each! Note: this project may cost you more than 33¢ each depending on the supplies you need to purchase and where you purchase them from :)
What do you think of them? Told you they were cheap and easy! :)
I'm sharing this project on House of Hepworths!