Today, we’re excited to share our holiday inspired DIY napkin rings, which have been one of the easiest and prettiest craft projects we’ve ever completed!
It’s been a little over a month since our website administrator and my bestie, S had an accident and while I wouldn’t say we’ve completely gotten the hang of everything, it definitely feels like we’ve rounded a corner.
Given it’s difficult to leave the house without help, we’ve been focusing our time on small projects that can be completed in an afternoon with supplies we already have at home. I’ll be honest this was a huge change for me at first, especially since every time I walk into the kitchen I secretly think I should be asking Santa to shiplap one of the bedrooms for Christmas ha ha.
That being said, I know we’ve been given this season of healing for a reason and it has been nice to slow down and enjoy things we might have otherwise rushed through like watching cheesy Christmas movies, making ornaments, baking cookies and decorating gingerbread houses.
Since we’re more determined than ever to make this Christmas a special one, I decided to dress up the table in the breakfast nook by making holiday inspired DIY napkin rings for each place setting.
Now if these look a little too fancy for your tablescape, don’t sweat it one bit. These can be easily customized to fit whatever theme you’re celebrating this year and bonus they can be completed in an afternoon depending on how many you need to make. Ready to get started?
Here’s a look at everything you’ll need to make a set of holiday inspired diy napkin rings too…
Holiday Inspired DIY Napkin Rings Supplies:
- Paper Towel or Toilet Paper Rolls (we used 4 toilet paper rolls for a total of 8 napkin rings)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wide Ribbon (color or pattern of your choice) (The ribbon we used was not wired)
- Skinny Ribbon (color or pattern of your choice)
Holiday Inspired DIY Napkin Rings Steps:
Step 1: Using caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut a paper towel roll or a toilet paper roll into your desired napkin ring width. We cut 4 toilet paper rolls in half for a total of 8 napkin rings. Once you have this step completed, set aside.
Step 2: Using caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut strips of wide ribbon long enough to be able to wrap around the napkin ring completely. We used ribbon that was approximately 3.5 inches wide and the width of our napkin ring was approximately 2 inches wide.
You’ll need to leave a little extra room to tuck the fabric on the inside of the napkin ring so the cardboard from the roll won’t show.
Step 3: Using caution and care as glue and glue gun will be extremely hot, secure the ribbon to the outside of the napkin ring.
Make sure the ribbon fits around the napkin ring completely.
Step 4: Again, using caution and care as glue and glue gun will be extremely hot, tuck and secure the ribbon to the inside of the napkin ring.
Step 5: Using caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut skinny width ribbon long enough to be able to wrap around the napkin ring completely.
Step 6: Continue to use caution and care as glue and glue gun will be extremely hot and secure the skinny width ribbon to the outside of the napkin ring.
You’ll want to make sure the skinny ribbon also fits around the napkin ring completely.
Step 7: Again, using caution and care attach desired embellishment. (On a side, it totally gives me the giggles I still cannot let my Dad’s old running shirt go. It’s older than I am, is crazy soft and is still one of my favorites even though it’s basically threadbare.)
Step 8: Carefully slip your napkin into your totally gorgeous holiday inspired diy napkin ring and enjoy!
Now if you’ve been a friend of TCG for any length of time, you already know our hearts speak in neutrals. But you can just as easily pair this same idea with a yummy red plaid, skinny black velvet ribbon and an embellishment that has an equestrian vibe.
It would also be pretty to use a ribbon that has a snowy feel and to add a snowflake. If you want to use these throughout the year, you could also embellish with your monogram. I mean, the possibilities for these holiday inspired diy napkin rings are truly endless.
If you haven’t crafted anything for the holidays in a while, you should definitely grab your girlfriends, coworkers, neighbors or your favorite family members and give it a try. It’s always fun to create things together especially at Christmas!