Wedding Planning- Making Napkins and Wrapping Hostess Gifts

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. :)

Fiskars 98987097J Softgrip Pinking Shears, 8-Inch
Used one of the ready made napkins to determine the size I needed to cut
I wore a glove as I cut because after making 80 of these I started developing blisters from the scissors. The winter glove worked perfectly as a buffer.

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)

As a gift Naomi sent me an extra set of cards for myself. How sweet:)




Tada! Now I just need to create a cute tag for each gift.

Gift Wrapping

2/19/13 Update: Here are the finished napkins at my wedding reception. Love how they turned out! 

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