Handmade Napkin Rings

I wanted to share my version of rustic handmade napkin rings.  For less than a dollar per ring I used this version for Thanksgiving.  However, the embellishments on this napkin ring can easily be changed to create a whole new look for any occasion.

First, I cut strips of card stock paper 6″ x 1.5″ long.  This gave me a base to hot glue the burlap onto.

After cutting burlap strips 3″ x 7″ I used a hot glue gun to secure it to the card stock.  I ran a bead of hot glue along the length of the card stock and pressed it onto my burlap strip. Then I folded over the edges of the burlap and glued them to the card stock.

To make the circle I glued the raw edge under the folded edge.

handmade napkin rings

For embellishment, I cut lengths of ribbon to layer over my burlap. This is where you can get creative and use whatever ribbon color suits your theme.  I used wired transparent ribbon; the wire helped keep the ribbon wrapped around the ring, which made it easier to glue into place.  I also added a golden leaf to my napkin rings to help hide the seam where the burlap was glued together.

To make the golden leaf, all I did was grab some leaves off of my wax-leaf ligustrum and spray paint them.  I chose gold metallic spray paint by Rust-Oleum.

handmade napkin rings
handmade napkin rings

After spray painting I simply hot glued them onto my napkin rings.

handmade napkin rings

These rustic burlap napkin rings could be used for any holiday or dinner party just by changing the embellishment.  Swap out the brown ribbon for red and the leaf for a holly branch or even some miniature ornaments and it would be perfect for Christmas… the options are really endless.  This easy little project adds a personal touch to any table setting and for less than a dollar per ring you can’t beat that!

handmade napkin rings
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