I started working on my wedding reception napkins this weekend.
First of all, I ordered a good pair of pinking shears for this project. I used pinking shears because my wedding is casual, and I didn’t feel the need to hem the edges of 80 napkins.
The finished edge the pinking shears creates will hinder the unraveling of the fabric.
Using fabrics left over from other projects, I simply cut out the size of napkin I wanted.
I will combine my “homemade” napkins with other white napkins belonging to my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Apparently, I have a great heritage of good linens in my family. :)
Then I started wrapping the hostess gifts for my bridal shower next week.
Here is the breakdown for each person’s gift:
$13 – Personalized stationery from Naomi Lynn.
$6 – Jane Packer’s Guide to Flower Arranging (This book retails for $30 but I found it on sale)
$1.97 – Hammam Stripe Hand Towel from West Elm (These towels sell for $10 online but I found them on sale at the outlet)
2/19/13 Update: Here are the finished napkins at my wedding reception. Love how they turned out!