The Leprechaun Made Me Do It

st. patrick's day table setting decoration ideas leprechaun hat napkin ring green linen napkins

I was inspired to create a new table setting for St. Patrick’s Day this year by the looks of a leprechaun hat.  Notions normally used to create belts were fashioned into napkin rings and linen napkins in the perfect kelly green were sewn up in a jiffy.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 yard of Dritz black woven belt material
  • six Dritz gold fashion buckles
  • black thread and needle
  • 1 2/3 yards kelly green linen fabric (Joann’s)
  • kelly green thread
  • sewing machine and pins
  • ruler and scissors

st. patrick's day table setting decoration ideas leprechaun hat napkin ring green linen napkins

For the napkin rings:

  1. Cut belt material into 5.25 inch pieces.
  2. Thread a gold buckle onto each piece of belt material.
  3. Overlap ends of belt material by 1/4 inch and use needle and black thread to sew together.
  4. Cost: $11 for 6 napkin rings

st. patrick's day table setting decoration ideas leprechaun hat napkin ring green linen napkins

For the napkins:

  1. Iron material, then cut fabric into 19×19 inch squares.
  2. Fold over 1/2 inch of material at edge, tucking free edge underneath for a clean seam.  Pin and sew two opposite edges, then repeat for the remaining two.
  3. Cost: $7 for 6 napkins

Tips: This week at Joann’s was Coupon Commotion, where you can use multiple coupons in a single transaction.  I was able to get my gold belt buckles and belt material for 40% off, and my single cut of by-the-yard fabric for 50% off.  Gold chargers and plain black placemats were in my entertaining stash already and were originally purchased at BigLots for cheap, cheap!


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  • Shannon posted: 07 Mar at 1:22 pm

    I just love the rings! And the price is right! I hope you don’t mind if I repost this on my blog at holicraft.com!