Father’s and Mother’s Day


New and really good craft and decorating ideas are not that often to be found any more. These napkins howevermade me trying them immediately. Jacket and necktie are quite perfect for Father’s Day and won’t think of Mother’s Day when looking at the lovely napkin dress. I only changed some little steps when following the instructions. I didn’t open the paper napkin to fold the necktie. The upper knot will be a bit tricky but the handle of a small spoon will help you to get it fastened at the back. I fastened all layers of my dress top with a small ribbon. Thus the top will keep in place. For the jacket I took a paper napkin too. Concerning further decoration feel free to take what you like: chocolate, pralinés, sweets, little flowers, small gift vouchers, heart in all kinds of colors and shapes…

napkin dress,



Easter table


Let’s get started with the funny version of our kids’ Easter table. The little rabbits are made with card stock stripes mesuring 12 x 1 inch. Fold at 2 and 5 inches from each side. Fold down the ends to get the rabbit’s ears. (left)


Fix their ends with a glue dot. Then insert a small chocolate Easter egg and fasten the ears with a matching ribbon. If you don’t find a matching card stock you may even take newspaper pages, fold them lengthwise to get a 1-inch wide stripe. Continue like described before. For larger chocolates simply fold your card stock stripe like an M and glue it to the sides of your sweets. Fix the ears with a bow too. (see further models – www.lintorfer.eu)

Take a woolen cord to make the lovely knot holding the paper napkins. Put some tiny sugar eggs on top so that it looks like a little nest.


Use the rabbits as a place card and glue a little name tag on top of the bow. Thus every kid will know where to sit down.


The second table just represents the color of my dishes and those predominating our living room. The knot is made with two different cords in different colors. Each piece of cord mesuring about 20-12 inches according to the size of your paper napkin. The slideshow pictures at the end of my post are showing in detail how to tie the knot. Repeating the napkin’s pattern I chose a small guinea fowl’s feather to joint the knot.


The picture above exactly shows the turns of my lovely knot. It’s worthwhile to arrange the cords carefully so that you’ll get a neat 8-shape. Shorten the cords on the backside of your napkin a joint them with glue.




Easter rabbits for big girls


Well, today we’ll just make some Easter rabbits that of course will be loved by kids but by Mums and Dads too. Select some fabric leftovers or cotton neckties to create your own rabbit family. You’ll need wooden balls with holes and these should be drilled through the entire ball.  Chose the color you like and take balls mesuring about one inch.


Download the free template and print it. Fold your fabric in half, left sides out, and transfer the rabbit’s shape. Sew it with a seam allowance of 1/4 inch leaving a gap in one of the ears for turning the fabric afterwards. Cut back the seam allowance at the top of the ears and turn your fabric. Clearly work out all tips and folds with a crochet hook or a knitting needle. Put a small funnel in the ear’s gap and fill the body with rice or decoration granulate. Then close the gap with a slip or ladder stitch. Twist both ears together and pull them through the wooden ball’s hole. Unfold and shape both ears. If you like you may add some lavender buds to the granulate so that your rabbits will release a lovely perfume to your home.


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