Local Fine Artist and craft expert, Rebecca Shapiro, joined us on AM Northwest Primetime with a beautiful craft to dress up your Thanksgiving table -- felted acorn napkin rings.
Felted Acorn Napkin Rings
- felting needle or felting pen,
- wool roving,
- 1/4" ribbon,
- acorn caps -- collected from your yard or local park,
- foam pad,
- Cut a 1-1 1/2" long piece of wool roving.
- Place piece on top of foam pad.
- Begin felting by poking wool with felting needle.
- Continue to felt and rotate, sculpting the wool with the needle until you have the shape of an acorn nut. The acorn should feel firm once it is felted.
- To make the pointed bottom, roll a little piece of wool roving into a ball and felt to the bottom, shaping with the needle until a point is formed.
- Felt until the acorn nut fits an acorn cap. Note: If you don't have an acorn cap you can always felt one.
- If your acorn isn't big enough, add more wool roving and felt into the acorn nut until it is the right size.
- Felt the top of the acorn flat.
- Trim a 1 yd piece of ribbon.
- Place a dab of glue on the flat top of the acorn, lay one end of the ribbon on top of the glue and seal with an acorn cap. Add the second acorn to the other end of the ribbon.
- Once dry, tie the acorn ribbon in a bow around a napkin.
NOTE: this project is not for young children because the felting needles are extremely sharp. In fact, be sure to pay attention when felting so you don't stab your fingers.
To find out more about Rebecca, check out this website.