DIY Napkin Rings

dining table decorated for easter

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 leftover fabric scraps from another project, I wrapped a strip of fabric around the ring. You’ll want a strip of fabric 3/4″ wide by 18″ long for each ring. Make sure to close the shower curtain ring first, then simply wrap the fabric around the ring. I started and ended in the skinny section, where the 2 ends of the ring come together. To secure it, I simply knotted the start and end piece together, 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?

If you don’t have excess fabric laying around, Joann and Walmart sell small pieces of fabric size 18″x21″ (fat quarters). They run about $1.50 each and you’ll only need 1 for this project.

The great thing about this DIY napkin rings 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 or yarn, remove the fabric and replace with your new fabric to update the look!

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Author: Nicole Bolin