Crafting : Birchbark Napkin Rings

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We’ve been celebrating a lot of birthdays the past two months and consequently adding homemade beauty to our table setting.

I had the older children collect some birchbark on a recent family hike and then we simply glued the pieces onto halved toilet paper rolls. The effect is a lovely rustic looking napkin ring. Their simple beauty and charm also inspires the children to set the table- a win for everyone I think!

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They would be a lovely addition to a Thanksgiving or Harvest Table.

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

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