After our last snow day, I treated myself to a little window shopping. I like to call it retail therapy. I wasn’t looking to buy anything in particular; I was more in search of inspiration.

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

I found it at Anthropologie. In fact, I was feeling so inspired that I made these no-sew ribbon embellished cocktail napkins after seeing something similar in the store.

Six No-Sew Valentine's Day Craft Projects

I’m sharing how I made these cute-as-the-dickens cocktail napkins for this month’s No-Sew Decorating showcase with my blogging friends, Suzy from Worthing Court, Ann from On Sutton Place, Yvonne from StoneGable, Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict and Barb from The Everyday Home.

6 No-Sew Valentine's Day Crafts

These ladies always come up with the cutest, most creative no-sew projects. I love being part of this no-sew showcase with them every month.

Anthropologie Ribbon Heart Dish Towel

Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores, and not just because I covet just about everything I see in there. I love the unique decor you’ll find at every store, the creativity the visual merchandising teams use in setting up displays, and the mood they set with plants, lighting, scent and music. I could spend hours in Anthropologie — and I have! — soaking up the inspiration and recharging my creative juices.

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I thought this Ribbon Heart Dishtowel was so cute, and I knew it would be the perfect no-sew project for Valentine’s Day.

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

Instead of making dishtowels, I handcrafted a set of four cocktail napkins using plain ones I bought for just a few dollars. I think these would make great teacher or hostess gifts, in a set of two or four. (But these babies are going on my bar cart!)

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

I raided my scrap ribbon and trim stash to make these.

The hardest part was forming the heart shape, until I figured out a little trick.

  1. Cut a heart template out of a sticky printable shipping label or a piece of vinyl.
  2. Lay strips of ribbon and trim face down on the sticky side, overhanging the template.
  3. Flip the heart over and cut away the excess ribbon.
  4. Lay the template on your napkin and remove the sticker.
  5. Adhere the ribbon to the napkins using fabric glue or double-stick fabric tape or fusible webbing. Easy!

(If you don’t have any sticky shipping labels, you can make a heart template out of paper and attach the strips of ribbon to it with double-stick tape to get the right shape.)

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

I decided to finish my heart napkins with some cute pompom trim. It was just the finishing touch they needed.

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

I also made a coordinating design to go with each heart napking.

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

This one features strips of ribbon and trim glued in strips on the napkin.

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

The pink heart napkin’s pair is decorated with a edge band of ruffled pink ribbon and flower blossoms, which I attached with fabric glue.

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

I added an iron-on rhinestone in the center of each flower.

I’m in love with this set of sweet handmade cocktail napkins.

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

I’m thinking I may have to make some coordinating tea towels next!

Now, you must hop over to see my friends’ no-sew projects for Valentine’s Day.

6 No-Sew Valentine's Day Crafts

No-Sew Anthropologie Inspired Cocktail Napkins

Don’t forget to pin my project so you can make your own no-sew cocktail napkins. And if you do make some, I’d love for you to share a photo.

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  1. Amy, these little cocktail napkins are more than adorable. I just love love love them! How very clever to use sticky labels. The pom poms were the perfect finishing touch! Very kitchy!

  2. I am absolutely, tee-totally in love with these cute cocktail napkins. That tiny little ball trim is the sweetest I have ever seen, and I have never seen any so tiny. I love how you created matching towels too. You did good, gf. xxoo

  3. Oh my gosh! I’m in love with your sweet napkins, too! I’m definitely going to pin these! :)

  4. Very, very cute! Would also look good on a card (since I like texture and am very tactile!)

  5. Those are too stinkin’ cute Amy!!!….Great job!

  6. I would love to make something like this thanks for the tutorial visiting from inspiration monday have a great week
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  7. Awww these are so sweet. Such a cute idea.

  8. These are adorable. I love Anthroplogie too but, not their prices. Great knock off! They turned out perfect!

    • Atta Girl Amy

      Thanks so much! I definitely love to get inspiration at Anthropologie, but I don’t buy much there, unless it’s on sale. Glad you liked my knockoff.

  9. Super cute and a great way to use up small ribbon scraps. Would love to feature this next week, but can’t find if you have a link party page or party links anywhere. If you do or can add it, please let me know so I can feature you! Thanks for sharing this at the Craftastic Monday Link Party at Sew Can Do.

  10. These are so incredibly cute and seem to be rather easy to make too! What a bonus that is for me! 😉 Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx
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  11. ​Thank you for stopping by​ to share your lovely post this week on Friday Features.
    Very cute napkins!
    Wishing you a great week!
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  12. Oh my goodness, I am in love with these sweet napkins! I must pin and share! I love easy projects that look elegant and this one hits it out of the park!

  13. Love these, Amy! I will be featuring them at the Whimsy Wednesday link party tomorrow! Thanks for linking up last week!

  14. Lovely napkins! Napkins can make tables so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  15. You are so speaking my craft-love language with these adorable napkins! I LOVE them!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Show Me Saturday. Our readers love posts like this! Hope to see you again this weekend!
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