Entertaining this spring? Create a dessert table for your Easter or Mother’s Day party on a budget with these tips, including a super-easy tutorial for DIY Floral Napkin Rings.
Easter is my holiday. I go all out on the table, the food and the beverages. That is… until it comes to dessert.
I’ve not been shy about admitting my handicap when it comes to baking. I’m getting better with practice; visit my series, 52 Weeks of Sweets series to see my progress. But those recipes, even the simples, ones often take several rounds before I get the images picture-perfect and recipes blog-worthy.
Holiday entertaining leaves no room for trial and error, so in times like these, I rely on tried and true favorites like a pre-made Lemon Meringue Pie.
We all know that it would take a miracle for me to execute a meringue pie as well asMarie Callender’s® does right out of the box, courtesy of the frozen food aisle at Walmart. With homemade touches and real ingredients, this is my favorite shortcut for my spring dessert table. Combined with the bargain price? Winning!
In fact my dessert table for Easter is totally budget-friendly. With a table runner cut from wrapping paper and these DIY Floral Napkin Rings, the table is complete for less than $15 – food and decor combined!
DIY Floral Napkin Rings Tutorial
- Cardboard Tubes – you can get four rings per toilet paper roll
- Craft Knife and Scissors
- Floral Tape and/or Washi Tape
- Hot Glue Gun
- Faux Flowers and Greenery
Make four even sections on each roll, marking the measurements with a pencil. Then, cut each roll carefully using a craft knife.
Wrap each ring with floral tape or washi tape – I found washi tape easier to work with, but I like the contrasting colors of using both.
Next, cut off the stems of the faux flowers to match the width of your napkin ring. Use the hot glue gun to attach each flower stem and faux leaves (if you are using them) to the ring. Gently press down on the flower and glue until set, being careful not to burn your fingers!
I just love these little guys; can’t believe I made them myself!
Hosting a spring party this season? Which Marie Callender’s® Cream Pie will you be serving?