I’ve always found that store bought napkin rings fall in one of two categories: super nice (meaning very expensive) or really cheap (meaning not so nice.) I wanted something cute and trendy for my table setting, so I decided to make my own DIY napkin rings. They’re so quick and cheap to make that it’s almost a crime to not make them yourself. In less than 10 minutes you can make a set of four of them! And, bonus, I made them from leftover scraps from my No Sew Placemats – holla!
To make DIY napkin rings, you will need:
- 4 pieces of felt fabric – cut to 2 inches wide by 10 inches long (Online Fabric Store has some great color options!)
- 4 pieces of studded ribbon, cut to five inch pieces
- hot glue and a hot glue gun
These are so easy to make you’ll be making them for every season. And, you can use whatever trim you want, I’m just crushin’ on this kind right now. It’s got a rocker edge, don’t ya think?
Start by hot gluing the studded ribbon from one end of the felt strip, in the center width ways. It will go to the middle of the strip. Pat it into the glue, not rub, or you’ll make a big mess. (Learned that the hard way!)
Once the glue is cooled, start on the blank end and roll it up, creating the “ring” part.
Bring the tail around until the end of the studded ribbon matches up with the middle area, then hot glue it down to hold it all together. Then smooth out the inside of the roll so it makes a big napkin ring. See! A really simple way to DIY napkin rings!