I love creating new seasonal table settings but changing out placemats, plates and napkins can get expensive. With Easter around the corner, I wanted to fold my napkins into some bunny ears, so I needed some napkin rings. The only napkin rings I own are brushed nickel and while they are very nice rings, they are not very “springy”. So I put my thinking cap on and that’s when I came up with the idea to use shower curtain rings to create inexpensive, DIY napkin rings.
I picked up a pack of 12 white shower curtain rings at Walmart for $0.94. Then using some fabric scraps I had leftover from my dreamcatcher curtains project I wrapped a strip of fabric around the ring. To secure it, I simply knotted it in the back but you might find it easier to secure it with a small piece of yarn like I did for these watermelon napkin ring holders.
I could have stopped there because it was already really cute, but when you have excess gold beaded garland laying around, why not use it? I’m also using it for some mirrors I’m working on (check them out in my Bedroom Makeover post).
If you don’t have excess fabric laying around you could go to Joann’s OR Walmart sells small pieces of fabric called fat quarters and they are sized 18″x21″. They run about $1.50 each and you’ll only need 1 for this project. You’ll cut a strip about 3/4 of an inch wide by 18″ long for each ring.
The great thing about this DIY napkin ring project is that it only takes a few fabric scraps to change out the look of your napkin rings for each season/holiday. Simply undo the knot, remove the fabric and replace with your new fabric to update the look! Want more ideas for a budget friendly Easter themed table setting? Subscribe to our newsletter.