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Make Your Own Napkin Rings
(Easy Craft!)

by | Nov 24, 2008 | Creative Inspiration & Projects, DIY, Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining

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Make Your Own Napkin Rings <br> (Easy Craft!)

My daughter and I had fun the other day making our own napkin rings. Ok, that is not true. That is a big exaggeration. We made a napkin ring. Just one. I know, that is so lame. What good is ONE napkin ring? But, just keeping it real. We’ll make more later.

Ever since Charlotte Lyons did a napkin ring tutorial on my blog last year, I have wanted to try my own. I didn’t do a picture tutorial for mine (you can follow Charlotte’s post for how to make her great napkin rings), but I can tell you what we did. It was SO easy.

The green texture you see is scrapbook paper. Have you seen the cool papers they have these days? I got just one sheet at Michaels Craft, and it will be enough for at least six napkin rings. You just cut a paper towel holder to the size you want and wrap it with paper and glue. The striped pattern comes from a ribbon, also from Michaels. Then, to finish it off, we used decorative brads.

And a happy coincidence? The napkins I bought at HomeGoods AFTER we made the napkin rings ended up coordinating!

If you want to see my little hostess gift wrap idea, you can pop over to HomeGoods! Just a couple more posts at HG and then my guest hosting will be over! Thanks for all your nice comments making me feel right at home there!

There are tons of great holiday links on Friday Holiday Linky, so if you are in the mood for some inspiration, I know you’ll find it there! Bloggers are SO ingenious and creative!! You can still link up your own holiday posts there, or wait until this coming Friday’s edition to add new posts.


  1. Steph

    One at a time, you’ll get there! ;) I love this idea. We’ve made some adorable napkin rings with pipe cleaners and flowers, but being a napkin holder junkie I’ll have to try these too! If you’re interested in the pipe cleaner version, I’ll send you the link.

    Have a great week!

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  2. Emily

    Hey, you know why I love you? Because all the stuff you do is so pretty AND I think “hey, even clumsy me can do THAT!” I am going to do this for the holidays this year. I really love it. Thanks, Melissa for being truly inspiring!

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  3. Vee

    Wow! They really do complement each other perfectly. Great idea and how I wish that I had time for this one…perhaps for the holidays.

    Vees inspiring blog post..Winners!

  4. Vee

    Holidays? Am I nuts? (Don’t answer that!) I mean Christmas.

    Vees inspiring blog post..Winners!

  5. Jinx

    Too fun! I’m doing the same thing with my daughter….who at 14 is getting more into the decorating this year than ever before! I call it the “bit by bit” approach.

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  6. Terri Steffes

    Beautiful! I love the approach of using things we have.. I have a ton of fall scrapbook papers, and what a great way to use them up!

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  7. teresa

    I’m so filing that one away- I’m always on the hunt for cute napkin rings- now, thanks to you, I know how to make just about any kind I want-
    Have a great day-

  8. Violet Skiles

    What an easy and beautiful idea! Thank you!

  9. Beth

    Oh how neat this is! Never would of thought using scrapbook paper. Thanks for sharing!

  10. gina

    So pretty, yet so easy- even my four year old could get in on this craft!

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  11. Pretty Organizer

    Now THAT sounds like a great craft for my 12 year old to lead so I can get the kids out of the kitchen while I cook! I’m always looking for ways to entertain the kids AND get something checked off my list at the same time! I love paper towel rolls… so many possibilities!!!

    Pretty Organizers inspiring blog post..What the Doctor Ordered for the Medicine Cabinet.

  12. debe

    Catching up on my Blog Reader and saw your post on Charlotte Lyons. Just too a class from her at Silver Bella and she is just the dearest person. I was so excited to find this tutorial from the past. So Charlotte!! THANK YOU!!!


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