Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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blue ombré menu frames

Set the scene at your next dinner party with these colorful menu frames! They’re easy to make with simple wood frames, a little Mod Podge®, and pretty patterned napkins from Martha Stewart’s blue ombré party collection. 
Step 1

First, open up a napkin so it’s flat on your work surface. Separate its three layers, keeping the patterned one on top. You can discard the other two layers.

Step 2

Next, use a brush to apply Mod Podge® to the front of a wood frame, then lay the patterned napkin layer onto the frame. (Make sure the pattern is facing up and you’ve covered the wood entirely!) Smooth the napkin out as best you can, then let it dry.

TIP: Your napkin layer is thin and pretty fragile, so be gentle when handling.

Step 3

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to cover the rest of your frames, too.

TIP: If you’d like to vary the look of each frame, go ahead and turn the patterned napkin layers in different directions as you apply them to each frame. You can also coat the top of each napkin with more Mod Podge® to seal it, but this isn’t necessary.

Step 4
Now, take a sanding block and rub it along the outer edges of each frame, so that the napkin tears away cleanly. Poke a hole into the frame’s open center, then tear away the excess napkin that’s filling that space. Use your sanding block to clean up the frame’s edges along the center opening, just as you did on the outside.
Step 5
Wrap a piece of twine several times around the frame in two different places. Tie the ends of each wrap at the back of the frame and trim away the excess twine.
Step 6
Almost done! All that’s left is to add your menu card to each frame. Use a word processing or design program to create your menu, and print out as many copies as you need on cardstock. Cut out your cards and insert one into the opening of each frame.

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