This year, I’ve decided to change my fall decor to incorporate the coastal decor that I have throughout my home. Rather than bringing in the deep fall colors, I’m using lots of neutrals, some shades of green and blue and some coral. My goal is to have a coastal autumn theme. Making these napkin rings for my breakfast nook was my first fall project to fit this color scheme.
I started with a set of four metal napkin rings. These were old ones that I haven’t used in years, so they were perfect for this and zero dollars is better than any dollars I would have spent on new rings. I want these to be long lasting and sturdy. If I wanted them for a more short term use, I could have used paper towel holders cut to size.
I didn’t want the gold tone to show, so I used Valspar Riviera Dune Flat Spray Paint on these. I gave them two coats to make sure I covered all the gold.
I used a metal rod to hold the rings while I was spray painting the second coat to make sure I got the outside edges covered. It was hanging between two low tree branches. Sometimes you have to improvise or in this case I didn’t want to pull out the saw horses for such a small project!
Once they were completely dry, I was ready to turn them into coastal napkin rings.
A few weeks ago, I found a roll of burlap adhesive tape. This was new to me, so I grabbed a roll of it not knowing what kind of use I might have for it. It was just the right width for these napkin rings.
I liked that by using this tape, I didn’t have to deal with fraying burlap. I will tell you though, that the adhesive is not particularly strong. I decided to add a tiny drop of hot glue where the ends met just to make sure it didn’t come apart.
To add the coastal touch I wanted, I used a very small seashell and hot glued it onto the burlap. I glued it onto the seam of the burlap to cover the overlap.
While I liked the way these turned out, I thought they looked a little too plain. I’m using neutral napkins for this table and the napkin rings didn’t have the pop I wanted.
I wanted to add some color that would match the centerpiece I’m using on the table. Sea glass was the perfect addition. I used a tiny bit of hot glue and secured a piece of sea glass to the inside of the napkin ring.
That gave me just the look I was going for. Making these was easy and very budget friendly. I’m happy with how they turned out and they fit perfectly with my Coastal Autumn decor.
I can’t wait to put the finishing touches on my breakfast nook table. I’ll be sharing more of how I’m blending coastal and autumn decor in my next few posts.
Do you use traditional fall colors or do you experiment with new color palettes? I’m hoping I can pull off this look so that guests will think fall and the coast all at the same time. We’ll see what happens!
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