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Here’s a fun little thing I’ve done for years. Instead of barreling through paper napkins (since goodness knows this family generates enough trash already), I made these simple little cloth napkins out of gingham. There’s no sewing involved–just cut 11×11 squares of gingham (available anywhere you can buy fabric, and it’s usually very inexpensive). Fringe the edges by pulling out horizontal strands starting at the top of the cloth; you only need to pull out 5-6 strands. That’s it!
I was even able to find a cheap little basket at Hobby Lobby to store them in on our table’s center. We use them for regular, everyday napkin needs–when they become stained with spaghetti sauce they are cheap and easy to replace. It saves a few trees and makes regular meals seem a little more special.
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