"Napkin rings are a small accessory that can make a huge statement on your table" says DIY pro and author, Tawni Daigle. "Using living plants adds a touch of natural elegance that faux plants just can’t match." Her go-to greens? A fresh mix of trendy and long-lasting succulents and hearty, classic blooms like ranunculus, baby's breath and wax flowers. Holiday the whole thing up, as above, with some holly berries—real or faux—and conifer sprigs. To keep with the modern-rustic vibe, pair your rings with a simple, raw-edged linen napkin, and some rough-wood accents.
What You Need
What to Do
1. Create a ring out of floral wire. You can wrap it in floral tape if you wish to create a thicker ring.
2. Group together your succulents and flowers into a little bouquet. Wrap the stems together with floral wire.
3. Attach the bouquet to your ring with floral tape. If your plants are heavy, you may want to attach them to the ring with floral wire followed by floral tape.
When your event is over, dismantle your napkin rings and plant your succulents in well-draining soil. With proper care, your succulents will continue to thrive!
Customize your napkin rings to suit your special event by adding pops of color. For example, create a winter-inspired napkin ring by pairing holly berries and cedar clippings.
Excerpted from DIY Succulents: From Placecards to Wreaths, 35+ Ideas for Creative Projects with Succulents Copyright © 2015 by Tawni Daigle and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photography by Tawni Daigle.