Get crafty for your dinner parties and special occasions, by using these DIY ideas to create amazing napkin rings that will impress your guests. You can use a variety of colors and fabric to make pretty customized napkin rings, so let your imagination run wild and create something you will love. Here are 15 craft ideas for napkin rings that you can take inspiration from.
1. Pom Pom Napkin Rings
These pom pom napkin rings are really easy to make and will brighten up any table. Just make a pom pom out of your chosen colored yarn and make sure you leave the strings long. Then tie the pom pom onto an old hair tie with the strings. You can choose to tie two or three small pom poms onto the hair tie to finish your napkin ring or just use one large pom pom.
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2. Menu Napkin Rings
Make your dinner parties extra fancy by placing menus on your table in the form of napkin rings. These are really easy to make, and are a nice way of informing your guests what you have planned for dinner. Just type or write your menu onto card stock and wrap it round the napkin before taping the card together.
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3. Sequin Napkin Rings
Create dazzling inexpensive napkin rings for when you are entertaining by decorating your napkins with sequins. You will need to purchase a sequin band from a craft or fabric store, as well as fabric glue and scissors. The sequin band can be any color you want, or you can buy an assortment of colors for different colored napkin rings. Then trim the band to the right size for your ring and glue the ends together.
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4. Flower Napkin Rings
If you're hosting a summer or garden party, consider taking a few clippings of fresh flowers and turning them into these gorgeous floral napkin rings. You can use either a store bought bouquet or flowers from your own garden. Either way your napkins will look beautiful and give the finishing touch to your summer party.
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5. Leather Napkin Rings
Dress up your tables by using scraps of leather to make sturdy and simple napkin rings. They only take approximately 10-15 minutes to make, so if you don't have much time on your hands, this is an ideal DIY project for you to do. The rings are made by cutting strips of leather with a craft knife and then cutting a slot on both ends of the leather strip. The leather is then attached together using the slots you have just cut. It’s that easy.
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6. Gift Bow Napkin Rings
You normally use gift bows to dress up a present but did you know they can also be used for napkins too? These are a great style of napkin ring to use at Christmas, and all you need are ribbon and bows to make them. The ribbon is cut to size and tied round the napkins, and the bows are simply stuck on using their self adhesive back.
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7. Beaded Napkin Rings
Beads are a great material to use when making napkin rings as they come in a range of sizes and colors. This means you can customize your rings any way you want including specific party themes. To make this creation you will need an assortment of beads and an elastic nylon thread or nylon garter to thread the beads onto.
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8. Candy Napkin Rings
Your guests will love these edible napkin rings made out of jelly beans. Just use bendable aluminium wire and thread it through the jelly beans until the wire is almost filled up. Coil the ends of the wire and wrap your jelly bean covered wire around the napkin ring. You can use other sweets instead of jelly beans, but they have to be soft enough for the wire to be pushed through.
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9. Nautical Rope Napkin Rings
This DIY project for napkin rings is a little trickier than some of the other craft ideas, but in the end you will have pretty nautical rope knots to display round your napkins. The knot is called a Turk's Head and they can made in minutes. However if you don't have experience of making this type of knot, your first attempt will probably take longer than making the remainder of your napkin rings.
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10. Silverware Napkin Rings
If you have silverware you no longer use, you can upcycle it into posh looking napkin rings. This DIY project requires a vice with soft jaws, which is used to bend the silverware. If you don't have one, ask a neighbour if they have a vise you can borrow. Once you start bending the silverware you can either create round or square rings. Regardless of which shape you choose, each piece will be unique and no two will be the same.
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11. Tinsel Napkin Rings
Add a festive touch to your table with these tinsel napkin rings. They are really simple to create and you only need a cardboard tube, tinsel and a hot glue gun. To make them, cut a 1.5 inch strip off your cardboard tube, and apply hot glue round the outside of it. Then cover the tube with tinsel and you're done! How simple is that?
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12. Painted Leaf Napkin Rings
Gather up leaves from outdoors to make these elegant gold painted leaf napkin rings. To turn the leaves into decorative rings, you will need clothespins, gold paint and a glue gun. Both the leaves and the clothespins will need to have two coats of gold paint applied to them. Once the leaves are dry, place them in heavy books for half a day so they are flattened. Then glue the flat leaves to the clothespins and wait for the glue to dry before clipping them onto your napkins.
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13. Burlap and Clay Napkin Rings
These adorable napkin rings are perfect for fall and are really inexpensive. The burlap is wrapped around empty paper towel rolls which have been cut to size, while clay is moulded into decorative buttons and baked in the oven. Once the clay buttons are cool you can paint them and glue them onto the burlap covered napkin ring.
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14. Chalkboard Napkin Rings
Chalkboard paint is very versatile and used in many DIY projects, including this one for napkin rings. You won't need to spend much money to create this craft, as it only requires a small amount of supplies. These napkin rings consist of wooden hearts which are covered in chalkboard spray paint and then glued to twine which is tied round the napkins. Use a chalk marker to write initials or a message onto them, and display them proudly on your table.
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15. Plaid Bow Napkin Rings
These plaid bow napkin rings are simple to make and only require a small amount of stitching. You can use the same plaid fabric for all of your napkin rings, or mix and match with different fabrics. A sewing machine will make this project easier but you can sew it all by hand instead.
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