While I love going out for a fancy (or even not so fancy) Valentine’s Day dinner, we’ve definitely done our fair share of V-Day celebrations at home as well. Anytime our house becomes the date destination, I always try and do a few decorations to make the holiday feel a little bit more special than a regular dinner at home. This year I thought it would be fun to make some easy flower napkin rings for the table settings, and I love how they turned out!
-flowers (fresh or faux) in 2-3 shapes or sizes
First take your floral wire and bend it to make a loop that is about 2″ in diameter. Wrap the ends around the loop to secure and cut any excess wire.
Cut your center flower so that the stem is about 1″ long, and use your floral tape to secure your flower stem to your wire. If you have a flower head that’s droopy or won’t stand upright, you can always insert a piece of wire up into the stem and head so you can bend the flower head at whatever angle you need.
Keep securing flowers with the floral tape one at a time to either side of your main flower until it’s full enough for your liking (make sure to add in some greenery between the flowers as well).
Once your flower ring is full enough, wrap the rest of the wire in tape to finish the look, and you’re ready to add in your napkin!
So pretty! If you won’t have much time on the day of your dinner, you can make this with faux flowers ahead of time or make it a little earlier in the day with fresh flowers and keep them in the fridge to help preserve their beauty until dinner. While it can be fun to make an over-the-top Valentine’s Day display for a party or dinner, sometimes small and simple things can make an event feel really special too! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.