It's the super simple star napkin ring. So if you have thrown out your tiny scraps now would be the time to kick yourself. So sorry to bring it up and don't kick yourself too hard.
BUT if you still have those useless bits and pieces...good for you! Here is a fun way to use them up.
1- Start out by cutting the scraps into 3" squares. Just let the edges fray. Then arrange three pieces in a pinwheel so that all corners are showing. Pin.
2 -Find a button that is a little larger than the ribbon you want to tie the napkin bundle with.
3 - Use the button in your buttonhole foot to create two side-by-side buttonholes in the center of the pinwheel.
4- Cut open the buttonholes and thread a piece of 9" ribbon through the buttonholes.
Roll up your utensils in a napkin and tie. Finish with a piece of twine. You could leave it at this but if you are someone (like me) who can't leave well enough alone, you could also tie on one of these.
I found these patriotic stars at Pier One and it's a simple matter to add one on with the twine.
But if you still think it needs a little something how about one of these cute printables from The Letter 4? In honor of her 1 year blogging anniversary Jamie is making a very cute collection of patriotic printables available. All the printables in this post are from The Letter 4 collection!
Still not done decking this thing out? How about a sparkly giggly thing in the top to make it look like a firecracker?
Whoa, stop...there is a point at which enough is enough and it is before you get here. Just take out the sparkle deal put the napkin down and walk away slowly. It's good enough, really!
Made a banner from The Letter 4 printables. I can really pledge allegiance to this (tiny, adorable printable) flag!
....and we are all ready for the fireworks to start!