It’s almost Thanksgiving! If you’re looking for a job you keep your kids occupied this weekend, these napkin holders are a great place to start. This craft is a bit of a shape-shifter: what starts out as a DIY napkin holder gets turned into a Christmas ornament once dinner is done!
This napkin ring turned frame ornament is the perfect way to remind us of what we’re thankful for even after Thanksgiving is over. Frame a family photo or a hand-written message and hang the ornament on your Christmas tree this holiday season. Simple and fun, these napkin rings are full of possibilities! Let’s get crafting!
What You Need
- Air dry clay
- House-shaped cookie cutter
- Circle cookie cutter (I used a lid)
- Rolling pin / smooth glass
- Parchment paper
- Hot glue gun (not pictured)
Roll out some air dry clay onto your parchment paper covered work surface. Cut out as many house shapes as you need.
Next use your circle cookie cutter (I didn’t have one in the right size, so I used the lid from a jar of sprinkles) to punch a hole in the middle of the house. Use your finger to smooth any rough edges.
Repeat as necessary and let dry completely. Depending on your clay, overnight might be necessary.
At this stage, you can choose to leave the houses as-is and set on your Thanksgiving table as napkin rings. Then once dinner is over, kids (and adults!) can do the next steps to turn the plain napkin ring into a cute frame ornament. Or you may want to paint the houses yourself to add some color to your Thanksgiving table – it’s up to you! Either way, paint the houses with fun colors and let dry.
Cut a piece of ribbon and glue onto the back of the ornament, forming a loop.
Cut photos down to size and glue onto the back of the ornament.
Happy Thanksgiving! :)