A few days ago I was on a hunt for doily paper napkins. I figured they must be sold somewhere. I did find one source, but they were going to be about $6.00 per package of 18 napkins! Then there’s the shipping cost which was going to be another $6.00…arghs. After a little bit of contemplating, I decided I can make my own doily paper napkins! I don’t know why I just didn’t think of this idea sooner!
To make my doily paper napkins, I just needed the following supplies:
Paper napkins and corner and edge paper punchers. At first, I was a bit weary about how well the punchers would punch through the napkin, but thankfully it did it with ease!
At the first attempt, I had punched around three of the edges, but when I opened it I got two rectangle pieces rather one square napkin. Oops!
On the second attempt, I punched around two edges (the non-folded sides). Got it right this time! Pretty simple, right? You can make these in any design you want. Make them for your next party or just for fun! I hope you got inspired to make your own:)
In case you have never worked with a corner and straight edge cutter together, I’ll show you a quick tutorial. It’s quite simple…Martha makes it simple:D
First punch your corners.
Next line up the punched corner with the corner marking on the straight edge puncher, and punch away!
Do the same thing on the other corner; line up and punch. Finish off the second edge, and you are done. Told ya it was simple!
If you are working with a napkin that is longer and requires more than the two punches I’ve shown here, it’s no problem. All you do is take the last full scallop that was punched out (see pic 3 in 1st collage) and line that up with the corner marking on the left (see pic 1 in 2nd collage). Hope that makes sense.
I can’t wait to use my doily napkins! Why doily? You’ll find out in a future post..hehe:D
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