Choose craft foam in your school's colors and make napkin rings for all the guests at your graduation celebration! Quick and easy party decoration.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Craft foam
  • Gold* embroidery floss
  • Hot glue gun
  • 3/16" Hole punch
  • Embroidery Needle (with a large eye)

* You can use your school colors in place of the gold.

Optional: Once complete, write your school's initials and year of graduation on the top of the cap using either paint or glitter glue in a squeeze bottle.

Craft Instructions

  • Cut a 1" x 6" strip of craft foam.
  • Bring one of the 1" ends around to meet the other 1" end forming a ring as you do so.  Where the two 1" ends overlap, hot glue in place.
  • Cut a 2" square from craft foam.  Using the 3/16" hole punch, punch a hole in the center of the square.
  • Punch a hole in the craft foam ring you made in step 2. If possible, punch the hole where the two ends are glued together.
  • Keeping the embroidery floss as it comes (do not separate the strands) cut a  56" piece of embroidery floss. Fold it in half and then fold it in half again. It should now be approximately 14" long. One end of the floss will have cut ends and one loop.  The opposite end will have two loops. Pass the end with the two loops through the eye of the needle and bring the loop ends down to meet the other end. Knot the end of the floss opposite the needle.

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Thread the floss onto an embroidery needle. Slide the needle to the middle of the thread then bring the ends together.

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Knot the ends of the embroidery floss opposite the needle.

  • Pass the needle through the hole in the ring going from the inside of the ring to the outside of the ring.
  • Pass the needle through the hole in the 2" square and pull the embroidery floss all the way through.
  • Tie a knot in the floss as close to the 2" square as you can.
  • Trim the ends of the embroidery floss to the desired length.
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Printable Instructions

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