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Natural napkin cuffs with grains and leaves.

NAPKIN RINGS THAT REFLECT THE SEASON CAN BE simply devised for a special meal to give your table a customized look. Just tie, twist, or glue a loop of cord, raffia, twigs, or ribbons. Or make a cuff from something as basic as a paper towel tube and use the cuff to support decorative attachments. Some designs are quite durable; others can become crumbs for the birds. Designs: Francoise Kirkman and Karyn I. Lipman.

1 TIE RIBBON around napkin and through pretzel holes. Make a tailored knot or a more elaborate one. Leftovers are for the birds.

2 AFFIX LICHEN (or Spanish moss) with household glue to cover a 1- to 1 1/2-inch-wide cuff cut from a paper towel tube. Raffia bow adds finishing touch.

3 GLUE PASTA SHELLS to cardboard cuff that is slightly narrower than pasta. Wrap raffia around cuff and shells; tie ends in a bow.

4 LOOP RAFFIA into ring three or four strands around and 1 1/4 inches across. Tie ends or weave back through strands. Tuck pressed leaf through raffia.

5 SOAK PUSSY WILLOW stems (plain ends) in water to soften; bend four or five together into 1 1/4-inch-diameter loop. Clip ends neatly.

6 TIE BREAD DOUGH in a 1/2- by 7-inch rope around a 4-inch-circumference metal or foil form. Bake, as directed, until browned.

7 LOOP RAFFIA strands into a 3- to 4-inch loop. Tie wheat sheaves to ring, weaving ends around ring. Trim raffia ends.

8 CUT HEAVY GOLD cord 4 inches long. Butt ends and attach with fabric glue. Let dry, then glue gilded, pressed leaf to cord.
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Title Annotation:Holiday Entertaining
Author:Lipman, Karyn I.
Date:Nov 1, 1992
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