Oscar Film Napkin Rings
Oscar parties can be great fun and having theme related items on hand can add to the celebration. Film strip napkin rings with glittery star accents add just the right tone for your party no matter what the year. These 1.50” tall rings display images behind clear plastic for films nominated in 2015. The images weren’t hard to find online. This project could be created for any year with the appropriate film images. Squares cut out of the clay allow you to see the films vying for the award. There are five films on each napkin ring. Make several rings with a mix of nominees. As an alternative, think about possibly creating rings with fewer squares, maybe only two per ring and let your guests compete to see who will have the ring with the Oscar winner for Best Picture! These napkin rings open up many possibilities for livening up an Academy Award Party. As host, you can create this project and still afford that Wolfgang Puck style dinner!
Before you begin, condition all clay colors. Cutting should be done on wax paper which will allow you to easily rotate the work when necessary.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my machine the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.
Step 3 - Cut the strip with a craft knife and set it aside.
step 10 - Place the clay in a 275 degree oven on parchment paper and bake it for 30 minutes. Allow to cool before handling.
step 11 - Bend the cardboard to pull it away from the clay napkin ring.
step 13 - Position the image strip inside the clay ring. Check to be sure the edges of individual images are hidden behind the vertical clay pieces. Make any changes necessary to the layout on your computer and print out the revised strip. Place clear plastic over it. Cut the plastic to match the size of the strip but add an extra .25" at the ends for overlapping and gluing together.
step 14 - Hot glue the center of the image strip to the center of the plastic in the white space above the images. Add two or more glue spots between the strip center and the ends. Do the same on the bottom edge of the strip.
step 15 - Curve the combined plastic and image strip and slip it into the clay ring. Center the images inside the cut out holes. Hot glue the plastic and image strip to the center of the clay then on the curves. Smooth it around the ring and glue it again where the ends overlap.
Two ounces of clay will make three clay napkin rings.
- Sculpey Clay - Black, White, Silver
- Sculpey Clay conditioning machine
- Sculpey Super Slicer blade set
- Sculpey Etch n’ Pearl tool
At Craft Store
- square clay cutter .75”
- star cutter .50”
- card stock
- clear plastic page
- Diamond Glaze
- Silver Glitter
- Hot glue
- Craft knife
- Movie Images
- toilet paper roll
- plastic wrap