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Sprout Napkin Ties How-To

The sage leaves aren't just a pretty addition -- they're fragrant, too.


  • Velvet ribbons, about 22 inches long
  • Small brussels sprouts
  • Fresh sage leaves
  • Sequin pins


  1. Step 1

    For each napkin tie, sandwich 1 end of a ribbon between a sprout and a pair of sage leaves. Use a sequin pin to secure, pinning through the leaves first, then the ribbon, then into the sprout. Repeat on opposite end of ribbon.

  2. Step 2

    Tie the ribbon around a napkin in a loose knot.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2011