Seed Mosaic Napkin Rings Make a seed mosaic around toilet paper tubes to create these earthy and charming napkin rings that are perfect for a Thanksgiving or garden table setting. 1 Materials
  • A variety of seeds, beans and spices
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • White glue or tacky glue
  • Craft knife
  • Poster paint or acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
Steps Cut a toilet paper tube into three sections, with each section about 1.5 inches wide. 1   Each paper tube section will be the base for your napkin ring. Paint each one with a background color. 1   Prepare various seeds, grains, beans and spices.   1   Apply a thick layer of white glue or tacky glue on a small area of the napkin ring base. Tacky glue is a thicker variety of white glue and bonds things quicker than white glue.   1   Sprinkle seeds onto the glue.   1   Work on a section at a time. If you’re using white glue, you may need to let each section set before moving on to the next. Tacky glue will bond the seeds more readily.   1   Continue until you have covered the entire surface of the napkin ring. Here are some notes and ideas for your mosaic design
  • Doing simple geometric designs like stripes or triangles are the most doable for younger kids because it allows them to just sprinkle on the seeds.
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  • An even more spontaneous option would be to have kids mix 2 or more types of seeds on a tray. After applying a thick layer of glue on the napkin ring, let them sprinkle, spoon on some seeds or roll the napkin ring onto the trayful of seeds.
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  • Try out a more intricate design by carefully lining up the seeds rather than sprinkling them onto the napkin ring.
The design on this napkin ring is a combination of both. The edges and the middle section were lined with seeds and the remaining areas were sprinkled over with grains.   1  
  • You don’t always have to do a full mosaic. The background can be a charming and integral part of your design.
  1   Allow your finished napkin rings to dry completely.   1   If you’re concerned about the seeds coming off, you can seal in the seeds by covering the surface of the napkin ring with a thick layer of white glue. Squeeze on a glob of glue and spread it with a paint brush, covering even the spaces between the seeds.   1   White glue and tacky glue will dry clear. These beautiful seed mosaic napkin rings are perfect for a Thanksgiving or garden table setting.   1  
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