How to make a napkin ring with an Easter egg

It goes without saying that holiday tables should be exceptionally pretty. Every detail, from flowers to candles, should be thoughtfully tended to. One tabletop accessory that is easily tailored to a theme or holiday is the napkin ring.
This DIY project elevates an Easter table considerably. Maximalism reigns supreme as diners take in the richness of the copper wire used on these pieces, while the textural yarn tassels are sure to complement a linen napkin in a similar tone. These unique place setting accessories will make Easter dinner feel extra special. Guests are guaranteed to “ooh and ahh” in disbelief when told that the napkin rings were 100% handcrafted.
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Materials
- Skein of gray yarn
- 1” X 2” piece of cut cardboard
- Scissors
- Roll of 0.6-mm copper wire
- Small pair of wire cutters
- Plastic Easter egg
- Thick copper-colored aluminum craft wire
- Small pair of pliers
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Instructions
1. Wrap the yarn lengthwise around the 1” X 2” piece of cardboard three times, creating three yarn loops.
2. Cut the yarn from the skein with the scissors.
3. Cut a piece of 0.6-mm copper wire with the wire cutters, approximately three inches in length.
4. Place the wire underneath the yarn wound around the upper portion of the cardboard piece.
5. Pull up the ends of the copper wire piece and twist them twice, just above the yarn.
6. Take the yarn tied with the copper wire off the piece of cardboard.
7. Cut another piece of copper wire with the wire cutters, also about three inches in length.
8. Wrap the wire around the yarn pieces widthwise several times, just a bit below where the other piece of wire is situated, so the yarn takes on the form of a tassel.
9. Cut any excess wire off with the wire cutters and make sure that the wire end lays flat against the yarn.
10. Cut the bottom ends of the yarn loops. This will create six ends.
11. Unravel each length of yarn up to where it is cinched with the copper wire. It will take on a full and fluffy appearance.
12. Trim any uneven ends with the scissors so all the ends are even in length.
13. Take a plastic Easter egg and separate the two halves.
14. Thread the loose copper wire ends at the top of the tassel through the small hole on the outside of one of the Easter egg halves.
15. Fold the wire into the Easter egg half. Click the other half of the egg into place so the egg is now whole.
16. Cut a six-inch length of thicker copper-colored aluminum craft wire with the wire cutters.
17. Wrap it around the center of the egg, widthwise. There should be about three inches of excess wire on one end of the wire piece that's wrapped around the egg, and just a bit on the other end.
18. Wrap the short end of the wire around the longer end, right next to the egg’s center, about twice, using a small pair of pliers.
19. Shape the remaining wire into a circle, oriented widthwise, right next to the egg’s center.
20. Wrap the end of this wire piece around the beginning of the circular wire form, right next to where the other excess bit of wire was wrapped in step 18.
21. Cut any excess wire with the wire cutters.
22. The circular wire opening next to the egg is where the rolled napkin will go.
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