Sometimes, the most striking piece in a room is also the most simple to create. Think of a bowl of ripe strawberries, a mason jar full of sea glass, or a few branches of pussy willows set on a mantle. Simple, yet it fills us with awe.
Here, is one of those ultra simple, fast to do projects that can easily become the focal point on a shelf or table.
I wanted to use this to hold potpourri, but this technique is great for lining bowls and baskets to serve biscuits and rolls.
Start by grabbing a seasonally colored napkin. (It would help to iron it first, but if you tinker on laziness and develop a rash when you see an iron like I do, just tell yourself that the wrinkles will add to the whole earthiness of the look :)
Then, simply tie the four corners. Use a simple single knot. You want to tie near the end but leave a little tail. Confession time... to get my knots nice and tight, I hang on to the tail with my teeth and pull to tighten the knot. (Don't tell me dentist. I'm sure he'd frown on that practice!)...Read more