Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Origami napkin ring

One of the Creative Crew challenges for February is to create items for a dinner party. I came up with the idea for a napkin ring using an origami flower called kusudama. I first saw this flower on a gorgeous wedding cake that Jodie Olver made. She is one this year's Artisan Award winners. I found the link to directions on her blog.
I'm trying to use my Jolly Holiday DSP for non-Christmas projects (don't want to waste it!), so that's what I used. When I glued the flower together, I inserted a loop of ribbon to run the longer ribbon through to tie around the napkin.

Here's a side view where you can see the ribbon loop.
Here's a close-up of the flower. I added a big pearl to the center to cover up the gap where the 5 petals came together.
Happy stamping!

Jana Signature


Kim said...

How pretty, this is a great idea.

Thanks for sharing,

Kathy W said...

pretty and clever, like the use of binding ribbon

Anonymous said...

Way cute Jana!