I received this idea from a fellow woodworker and wanted to try to make it myself. Download the cutting template I made for it here: https://bit.ly/WWMMnapkinholder. This is part of my Woodworking for Mere Mortals Gifts Series for this Christmas. Check out and submit your own woodworking project gifts here: https://bit.ly/WWMMgifts
I started by using 2 scrap 1×6 pieces that were left over from a previous project. I cut them to match in size.
Next I used some double-sided carpet tape to attach them so I could attach my cutting template and cut both to match identically.
I attached the cutting template with some spray adhesive.
You can use your jigsaw to start to cut away the excess wood, just be careful not to bend the blade.
Sand the edges to soften and round them.
Next I lined up my pieces on the cutting template for the bottom base to make sure I like how it’s looking. Measure twice, cut once!
Cut with jigsaw!
I used my router table to round the edges for a softer look.
Before attaching I lined everything up to make sure I liked how it looked. I want to apply the poinsettia stencil before attaching everything.
I used my inkjet printing application to transfer images to wood.
Smoothed out and peel off the paper.
After applying the images, I used some spray lacquer to seal each piece.
I used some wood glue to attach but I didn’t think that would be strong enough so I also drilled pilot holes underneath and added screws from the base into the panels.
Then I added some felt pads over the screws.
Free Plans: Download the template for the napkin holder