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The Seasonal Table with DIY Napkin Bundle

The Seasonal Table with DIY Napkin Bundle

This is the time of year where moments to entertain seem to occur endlessly. By taking the time to set the table, we create focal points to each event; a setting that tells the story, a central area to gather around and spill the stories we’ve gathered over the days.

Dotting the landscape, the pumpkins, persimmons, and pears lend warm colors to the atmosphere. The edible elements give softness against the cutlery and fabrics.

Adding to the interest, a custom napkin topper is an elegant detail that tells guests that this setting is unlike any others. A card can hold a place card or sentiment while simply tying the fabric in a unique way with a floral element is a sweet note on its own.

Supplies:

Seasonal Foliage
Twine, Wrapped Wire or Decorative Ribbon
Floral Scissors

Tips:

1. Select and cut a variety of stem lengths to help create a more natural look
2. Mix your textures, shades, and sizes to add depth and interest
3. Add accents; beautiful ribbon, seasonal pods, brightly colored berries can tie a look together
4. Build your bundle from larger stems to smaller adding accents last and adjust as you go

How to bundle:

Lay out all of your foliage options so it is easy to see what you can pick from.

Begin building by selecting the more robust stems; a sturdy backbone for the rest of the bundle. Continue to add around the main stem, adjusting for balance to the right and left. You will want to work from larger to smaller.

Continue to work on the bundle, adding different textures and colors. Pull and tuck for balance and visual interest.

Once you have a bundle you like, wrap it with your chosen material tightly. Wrapping it tightly, close to the foliage will help it fan out. Adjust leaves to desired look and tuck into cloth.

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