Imported Chromspun grosgrain
Nickel D rings, 1 inch wide
Step 1: Cut 9-inch lengths of grosgrain ribbon or twill tape. Notch 1 end, or cut it at an angle. Loop the other end through 2 D rings, wrapping ribbon around the rings' straight edges, and glue it to itself with fabric glue.
Step 2: Center a rolled napkin on the ribbon; thread the ribbon's free end through the rings as you would a belt, and pull it snug.
Pinking shears or scallop scissors
Glue stick or double-sided tape
Step 1: Cut paper with pinking shears or scallop scissors for a decorative edge.
Step 2: From each circle, remove a pie-slice shape measuring about 1/8 of the circumference. Fashion into a cone, slightly overlapping straight ends; use a glue stick or double-sided tape to secure.
Step 3: Dab white craft glue inside nose of cone, and pierce tip with a wooden skewer (snip skewer for a custom fit); allow to dry.
Metal beach buckets
Water-based enamel paint
Masking tape or stencils
Step 1: Sand and prime each bucket, then coat with water-based enamel; let dry overnight.
Step 2: Once dried decorate with stripes, dots or other fun summertime pattern.
Step 3: Fill the buckets with plants, souvenirs, shells or other summertime goody to complete your centerpiece.
1 yard decorative fabric
Aluminum rimmed baking sheet
1/4-inch-thick acrylic sheet cut to fit inside of tray
Step 1: Cut fabric large enough to cover the front and wrap around the back of the baking tray. Cover the front of the tray with spray adhesive.
Step 2: Place fabric on tray so pattern is aligned, leaving enough room to wrap fabric around all sides to the back. Smooth fabric onto tray, pressing out any bubbles.
Step 3: Pull any extra material into corner and push around the edge. Turn tray over. Cover the back of the tray with spray adhesive.
Step 4: Press the fabric over two edges of the tray first, then fold in on each remaining side, as if wrapping a gift. Trim any excess fabric with scissors. Use fabric glue to secure, if needed.
Step 5: Cut a piece of felt to fit the back of the tray and conceal fabric edges. Smooth felt on the back the tray.
Step 6: Place acrylic sheet in center of tray.
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