I just love dressing up a dinner party. I absolutely love adding little trinkets to make my guests feel like I went out of my way for them, be it little beaded strings on wine glasses or just a some fancy napkin rings. These little extras do not need to be hard to make, either. Today I’m going to show you how easy it is to make these clay napkin rings. Here’s how!
What you’ll need:
- white oven-bake clay
- mini seashells (20 in different sizes)
- wax paper
- rolling pin
- small paintbrush
- glass glaze
Roll out four pieces of clay on the wax paper. Check to see that all your pieces are more or less the same thickness and size. You can use measuring tape or a ruler to measure the width of each piece. I made mine 2 centimeters wide. Place the ruler length wise on the clay and use the ruler as a guide to cut off the excess clay. Measure them again to cut all the napkin rings into the same length. Mine are 15.5 centimeters long.
Lay the strips flat and gently press the seashells into the clay. Don’t press them in too deep, just until the clay slightly starts to push to the sides.
Then attach the ends and lightly mold them together by smoothing out the ends. Lay them on their sides in a baking tray and bake according to the instructions on the clay’s packet.
After baking the napkin rings, allow them to cool. Then paint them with the glass glaze, allow to dry, et voila!!!
I love how the serviette rings came out and you can use absolutely any type of seashell or other decorative item. This is great for a light dinner or anything with an ocean theme. I hope you enjoyed making these napkin rings with me!!