DIY Napkin Rings for Any Occasion

Close-Up Of Place Setting On Table
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No matter the occasion, whether it be a fancy dinner party or a weeknight meal at home with your family, one of these 11 DIY napkin rings will be perfect for your table setting. Enjoy a home-cooked meal with simple leather napkin rings or a five-course feast with napkin rings that double as a menu. Bon ​appetit!

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    DIY Leather Napkin Rings

    DIY Leather Napkin Rings

    Roll up your cloth napkins and slip each one into a simple DIY leather napkin ring. These would look perfect in a minimalist or casual dinner table setting. They're very durable, making them ideal for daily use.

    This project comes from the Burkatron home craft website.

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    Customized Napkin Rings

    Home Made Modern

    Remember Shrinky Dinks? This childhood toy has a sophisticated side when used to make these beautiful napkin rings that will dress up your dinner table for any occasion. Your guests won't believe you made these yourself!

    This project is the brainchild of Valerie Ott, a long-time lifestyle writer and blogger.

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    Marble Monogrammed Napkin Rings

    DIY Marble Monogrammed Napkin Rings
    A Kailo Chic Life

    These luxurious DIY gold leather and marble monogrammed napkin rings are a clever way to personalize your table setting. Place each dinner guest's initial on a napkin ring to help everyone find their seat at the table.

    This clever project comes to us courtesy of Kara, at the A Kailo Chic Life lifestyle blog. 

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    Felt Napkin Rings

    DIY Felt Napkin Rings
    Make And Tell

    If you are looking for an easy and affordable napkin ring DIY for your table, this felt set is just what you need. Using felt in your favorite color and a small wooden dowel, you can get these done quickly over the weekend. 

    This project comes from the Make + Tell craft blog, where you will find complete photo instructions.

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    Flower Napkin Rings

    DIY Flower Napkin Rings
    A Beautiful Mess

    A dinner party always feels fancier when there are fresh flowers on the table. While adding a few flowers to a vase in the center of your table is pretty, you can up the ante with this DIY. Use carnations or mums to create stunning floral napkin rings that your dinner guests will adore. 

    Laura Gummerman, at A Beautiful Mess, provides this creative idea.

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    Wire Napkin Rings

    DIY Wire Napkin Rings
    Mad In Crafts

    No matter what your decorating style, wire napkin rings will work seamlessly with your table decor. You can make a set in either gold, copper or silver by getting wire at the hardware store and wrapping a loop large enough to fit around a rolled napkin ring.

    These wire napkin rings are courtesy of Jessica, at the Mad in Crafts blog.

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    Gold Geometric Napkin Ring

    DIY Gold Geometric Napkin Ring
    Almost Makes Perfect

    Set your table with some chic geometric napkin rings that will instantly add sophistication to any tablescape. Surprisingly, these gorgeous napkin rings only cost a few dollars to make, since they are made out of folding cardboard covered with metallic gold duct tape. You'll need little more than Scotch tape and cutting tools to make them. 

    This design comes from Molly, at the Almost Makes Perfect craft blog. 

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    Twisted Wire Napkin Rings

    DIY Wire Spiral Napkin Ring
    Lisa Yang

    Make these twisted wire napkin rings to dress up your table or give as a hostess gift. This pretty but simple wire project offers an easy way to spruce up your tablescape on any ordinary day.

    Experienced jewelry maker Lisa Yang dreamed up this idea and wrote the instructions for creating it. 

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    Faux Ceramic Napkin Rings

    DIY Faux Ceramic Napkin Rings
    Almost Makes Perfect

    If you head into any home decor stores, you're bound to find beautiful ceramic napkin rings available for purchase, but often they are fairly expensive, costing somewhere around $10 to $15 for each napkin ring. This can quickly add up when you have to set a table for six people.

    A great alternative to ceramic napkin rings is to sculpt faux ceramic napkin rings out of polymer clay by rolling the clay flat and wrapping it around a tube. To finish off this DIY, enhance with paint to make your napkin rings look like ceramic. 

    This is another clever idea from Molly at the wildly popular Almost Makes Perfect craft blog. 

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    Patterned Napkin Rings

    DIY Patterned Napkin Rings
    A Kailo Chic Life

    Add a gorgeous pattern to your table with a super-simple patterned napkin ring. You can make these with a free printable template. You can also download a template for the matching printable placemat to create a cohesive and cheerful table setting.

    This is another project from Kara, at A Kailo Chic Life

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    Paint Splatter Bead Napkin Rings

    DIY Paint Splatter Napkin Rings
    Make And Tell

    For an everyday napkin ring set, try this DIY: String together wooden beads which you can further decorate by splattering them with paint.

    This is another clever DIY from Stephanie at Make + Tell