Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ribbon Napkin Holders

I am so excited to have completed my first project from the BPC Giving Well workshop - ribbon covered napkin holders. I knew as soon as I saw the photo that I would be making a set of these for myself. I love setting a nice table and using our cloth napkins and placemats and china and silverware, so this project was perfect. I started by creating a set of 8 napkin holders to use at Christmas time.

The red and green polka dots simply make me smile. The holders are made using PVC pipe, hot glue and ribbon. I made the first set 2" tall, then decided to try another set at 1 1/2" tall. I used some green Stampin' Up ribbon that I've had in my stash for several years for this set of 10.


In all honesty, the reason this ribbon has been in my stash is that I didn't like the color and couldn't find a use for it. However, I really like the way it looks made into napkin holders that can be used year round.

Next I decided to create a couple of sets as gifts for friends. (Wasn't it lucky for me that Hobby Lobby  had all their ribbon on sale for 50% off last week!) I made a set of 8 purple holders for one friend and a set of 6 striped holders for a Christmas gift for another friend. These are also 1 1/2" tall.



And finally, since there was 8" of PVC pipe left, I made a set of 8 one-inch holders for me in my favorite color.


Every time I completed a set, I decided that was my favorite one! I really like the way they all turned out and am looking forward to using these and giving them as gifts. Which ones do you like best?

BTW - The Giving Well workshop provides step-by-step directions for 14 handmade gift ideas and registration is open until November 3. Check it out!

10 comments:

Beverly said...

oh, I can't choose because each one I got to I thought I love this one! They are all very cute :)

cate said...

I have been so slack, and haven't even tried to catch up with this class, but this is a fantastic idea! I love the yellow ones you made last (and the purple ones are pretty cool!)!

Cheri said...

I definitely prefer the smaller size rings - good for you for trying that out! Now to figure out what I could use in place of the pvc pipe (I don't have the tools to cut it even if I bought it). I think I like the yellow ones best!

Ellyn said...

very cute! I really like the yellow ones. Or the polka dotted Christmas ones!

Sian said...

I really couldn't choose! You must have been working up quite a heat with the hot glue gun to get these all completed so beautifully

scrappyjacky said...

You have been soooo busy....they all look just lovely,

Rebekah said...

Wow, look at you GO!! Those are all beautiful! I love the brown/red...I think I have that ribbon too!

Alison said...

I think the yellow ones are my faves too!
Alison xx

Karen said...

I'm a fan of the smaller ones too. I can't believe how many sets you made! Gorgeous.

Jimjams said...

These are brilliant - my fave is the brown stripey one and your cute little ones too!