We’ve got another Party Box exclusive for you featuring this easy diy napkin holder project perfect for Halloween!
We made these little guys for the Halloween Party Box because I have a minor (okay not so minor) obsession with dinner parties. And my favourite part about them is making each table setting a little extra special so guests feel festive even while they’re eating, not just when they’re enjoying snacks during cocktail hour or whatever. Admittedly dinner parties aren’t half as popular as they should be, but we still thought it was a fun extra to offer people in addition to just a Halloween party in a box.
Of course, since we’re such amazing girls, we decided to share how easy it is to make napkin holders just like the ones in the box. It’s the perfect project to make Halloween dinner next level fun!
What You’ll Need:
The best kind of party is free, as I always say. But since I am the first to break that rule (you may remember the domestic controversy over the $20 rainbow balloons from this year’s St. Patrick’s Day brunch) I will amend it to say the best kind of party doesn’t make you eat Kraft Dinner all week to afford it. So this party project is perfect for your bank account, because I got this black glitter wash tape at the dollar store. And I just used old gift tags I had in my craft room (so THERE Justin, I DID use something in there) as the base, but you could use any cardboard or heavy material you have lying around. You’ll cover it up anyways, you know?
Use the tape to cover up your base. I chose glittery black because it looked dramatic AND fun (in real life, it photographed a little less fun, just trust me) but you can change it for your party theme. I just used small strips of tape, covering the whole piece of cardstock and adding some extra balance.
I got a package of plastic vampire fangs at the dollar store, but of course you can get them at any party store. The cheap ones work just as well, EXCEPT they have zero structure so they just lay flat all the time. That obviously won’t work for a napkin holder, so before I could glue the fangs to the base, I added glue in the corners (use hot glue, it won’t let you down) of the fangs and pressed them together so they held an almost closed position.
Once your fangs are ready, you can add hot glue to the back of the fangs. You want to put the glue so that the fangs sort of adhere to the base on their “seam” (where the top and bottom meet in the corner you glued shut) so that the fang part is facing up and can be gently pried open a bit. Add a dab of glue to the fangs and push down onto the base to adhere.
And that’s it! I’m not going to lie, this project was so easy I’ve already been brainstorming ways to make similar napkin holders (napkin holders are THE BEST new party trick) for other occasions. If you wanted to get more legit, try using red paint to add little drops of “blood” onto the fangs for a creepy vibe. I wanted to try that but I’m too well trained (my mother said it was in poor taste to play with blood and gore at the table).
What do you think? Will you give it a try for your Halloween table?