How to Make Wood Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a great project that adds a touch of décor for your Thanksgiving table! In the crazy of all the preparations that lead to the feast, time is short. But, I still love to add special touches to the table.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

Check out how I created these custom napkin rings with the We R Memory Keepers Singe Quill and the Freestyle Foil Quill Pen.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

With hand-lettered and hand-drawn touches, these napkin rings are incredibly quick and easy to make!

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The Singe Quill Pen is meant to be placed into the pen tool slot of your digital die cutting machine. However, as my dining room table is currently set up for Thanksgiving dinner, and not crafting, I chose to use the Singe Quill Pen-Fine like a standard pen. I wrote the word thankful on a piece of the Singe Quill wood ephemera pieces. Now, the ink is translucent which means you can see it just barely as you work. It is enough though.

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Once the word was written, I used the Singe Quill Tool to apply heat to the surface of the wood piece. This will take a minute or two. As more heat is applied, the writing will become darker and darker.

Some safety tips:

  • Use the tool on a heat-safe surface.
  • Do NOT touch the wood piece during the heating process and after for a minute or two.
  • Do NOT touch the end of the heating tool.
  • Keep the Singe Quill Tool moving slowly around the surface of the wood piece.

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How lovely is this? Once I had created the banner with the word, I knew it needed something more substantial to hold it to a napkin. So, I chose to layer it on another piece of wood ephemera. (also note the hole at the top-easier for tying around a napkin)

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The wood surface is unfinished, allowing you to add color. I choose to add a mustard color of ink to mine. Set the piece aside for a while to allow the ink to dry.

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The wood circle needed a little something extra. Always being a fan of adding gold to pretty much everything, I grabbed my Freestyle Foil Quill Pen and a piece of gold foil.

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Securing the foil in place with a piece of washi, I drew a circle and leaves on the wood. I found the slower I drew through the foil, the better the transfer results were.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

I glued the two pieces together and tied them to a napkin. Simple. Easy. Quick. However, it’s a special touch because I made it. Those small touches are what add warmth and love to any celebration.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

How do you decorate for Thanksgiving?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Singe Quill Pen-Fine
  • Singe Quill Tool
  • Singe Quill Ephemera
  • Freestyle Foil Quill Pen
  • Gold Foil

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