Have you ever made your own napkin trims? I have a slight obsession with linens! I love how something as simple as a napkin can truly transform a place setting. With a few minutes, some glue, and fun trims, you can transform an ordinary linen into something spectacular. Keep scrolling for three of our ideas that you can replicate at home, or use as inspiration for your own color or texture combinations. We can’t wait to see what you create!
No Sew Pom Pom Napkin Trim
I LOVE pom-pom trims. There are literally countless colors and combinations to choose from, allowing you to create something truly one of a kind when working with linens. To recreate this pom pom napkin trim style, you will need the following materials:
- 3 rolls of colorful pom pom trim (you can find this at your local craft store)
- Fabric glue
- Cloth Napkins
- Measure the length of your napkin’s edge to cut 3 strips of pom poms to adhere. Give yourself a little extra on either end of the trim, so you adjust as needed once it has been attached.
- Working with one strand of trim, glue in sections using fabric glue, until the entire piece has been attached. Allow the glue to dry.
- Repeat the process with your remaining 2 stands of pom poms.
How to Add Textured Trim to Napkins
If you are looking for something more subtle than vibrant pom poms, this concept may be right up your alley. I stumbled upon this delicate shell trim, and thought that it would be perfect to add texture to a simple cream cotton napkin.
To recreate this type of DIY napkin trim at home, choose a trim that has edging designed to sew into a garment or linen. This edge will be how you attach the trim to your plain cotton napkin. Measure the length and width of your napkin when opened, then cut a piece of trim slightly longer to attach. Using fabric glue, attach your trim, working in pieces that are 4-6″ in length, along the base of your napkin and then the length. Once it has been fully attached, allow the glue to dry, then trim as needed at either end.
No Sew Feather Napkin Trim
I fell in love with this feathered trim and just knew it was a perfect match for some blush pink napkins I had stumbled upon recently. We used this feathered trim just along the base of our cotton napkin, attaching it so that the feathers just slightly overlapped the edge of the napkin. To replicate this look, you will use the same fabric glue mentioned and shown above, to attach a small piece of trim along the base of your napkin.
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