Looking to nature for this beautiful woodsy themed tablescape inspired a lot of creative table decor elements. Sliced wooden discs are glued to chargers, natural acorns were made into napkin rings, colorful leaves, hydrangeas, fresh apples and cranberries balance the overall feel for this fall table decor.
The napkin rings are small acorns that I had in my yard. Figuring out how to drill a tiny hole in the side of the acorn without hurting myself was a challenge. But… I finally got the hang or rather the feel for the drill and drilled the holes. After washing the acorns, I stained them with a cherry stain. This helped even out the rich color and added a bit of shine to the acorns.
Using a black, small beading elastic cording, I threaded the cord into each acorn. There are 7 acorns per napkin ring. After the acorns were strung, I tied the two ends of the cording together to make it into a circle. I used two napkin rings just because I wanted a larger impact on the napkin, but you could just use a single ring.
The charger was a gold charger that I spray painted with a cherry almost dark brown spray paint. When the charger was dried, I hot glued round discs all around the rim of the plate. The round disc were 1/4 inch slices from a dowel rod. I painted the sides of the slices black and added the tree circle with a black marker. After I went to the effort of doing all of that.. I decided to look for pre-made wooden discs. Michaels had a bag of large rounds and small rounds. I used those to hot glue to a ribbon, then added the ribbon as a cuff around the glass candlestick for a centerpiece.