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Harvest Napkin Ties

Squirrels aren't the only ones who can tap an oak tree's potential. For pretty napkin ties that evoke the harvest season, attach store-bought acorns to satin ribbon.

Created By: Ellie Miller


  • Acorns
  • Awl
  • Craft knife
  • 9-by-1/4-inch brown satin ribbon


  1. Step 1

    If the acorns aren't precut, separate the cap from the body of each acorn with a craft knife.

  2. Step 2

    Make a small hole in cap with an awl. Knot one end of a 9-by-1/4-inch brown satin ribbon. Thread other end through a cap; knot at top.

  3. Step 3

    Thread through another cap; knot on both sides. Reattach bodies.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2008