I can’t believe it’s already time for June’s edition of Knock Out Knock Offs – the fun summer blogging series I’m participating in with several awesome blogging friends!
May’s store was West Elm, and I made West Elm Knockoff Metallic Pillows.
June is Zara Home.
Zara Home is full of inspirational home pieces and things that got my wheels turning trying to figure out how to DIY them. But when I saw these leaf napkin rings, I knew I wanted to make some of my own and set up my first fancy schmancy tablescape in my newly finished dining room!
This set of two napkin rings is available for $16.90, but I was able to complete a set of six for even less!
You will need:
- Shower curtain rings – you can get a pack of 12 for $1.19 at Target. I had extra on hand already.
- Jute Twine* – I had half of a roll leftover from other projects.
- Artificial Leaves – I chose a bundle of small palm fronds at Hobby Lobby that was $14.99 for plenty of leaves for this project. Don’t forget to use a 40% off coupon or shop during a 50% off sale! My cost: $9.
- Hot/Cool Glue Gun* – I always always manage to burn my fingers while using glue gun, so I opt for a cool melt glue gun to cut down on the permanent nerve damage I’m doomed to inflict upon myself.
Ready, Set, Go
I began by cutting a length of twine that was just a little longer than my arm span from fingertip to fingertip. So five and a half feet. You can cut 6’ to be safe. I used a small amount of glue to attach the end of the piece of twine to the shower curtain ring and then I began wrapping.
I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped. I wrapped like my life depended on it… yo. I wrapped like I was on The Voice and then Adam Levine turned his chair around and was like “whoa!” when he saw that I just was a little suburban homemaker… wrapping my heart out.
Okay, really, I just wanted to make a rap joke. The actual wrapping didn’t take long at all. I periodically used a little bit of glue as I wrapped just to make sure everything was tight… yo.
I stopped once I had just a tiny space left uncovered…
Cut the stem of your leaf down with wire cutters so you have 1/4” to 1/2” to work with. Then, lay the end down on the top of your ring, add some hot glue, and continue wrapping over the stem. Once it’s secure, cut your twine down and glue the end down on the underside of the napkin ring.
I love the burst of brighter green in here, especially since it echoes the green in the curtains! This was such a fun project – I can’t wait for next month!
Ready to check out the other amazing knock offs? I always look forward to seeing what my cohosts came up with!
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So what do you think? Will you be trying any of these knock out knock off projects?