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15 Simple DIY Napkin Rings

Even though we’re pretty advanced in our crafting skills, sometimes we have the most fun making things that are very simple. That’s especially true if they’re also things that we can actually use around our house once they’re done! That’s how we’ve found ourselves really into the idea of making DIY napkin rings lately.

Just in case you love the idea of making your own napkin rings of all different kinds lately too, here are 15 of the best designs, ideas, and tutorials that we’ve come across in our search for inspiration so far!

1. Rhinestone and pearl napkin rings

Rhinestone and pearl napkin rings

Is your sense of style when it comes to home details and decor just about as flashy as your personal sense of style when you accessorize? Then we might have found the perfect idea for you right off the bat! Check out how DIY It Now made these fantastic sparkling napkin rings using beads, rhinestones, and pearls.

2. Gift bow napkin ring

Gift bow napkin ring

Are you the kind of dinner host who finds you only use something like napkin rings when you’re celebrating a big event, like Christmas or a birthday? Then your dinners sound like the perfect time to put something like these adorable gift bow napkin rings to good use! Get the full details for making them happen simply and easily on Minted Strawberry.

3. Painted PVC pipe napkin rings

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Just in case you’re the kind of person who would rather repurspose unconventional materials in interesting ways and add your own signature touch, here’s a tutorial that shows you how to make an awesome custom painted napkin ring from a section ov PVC piping! Sivan Ayla shows you how to paint the shapes you see here in gold with very clean edges using tape.

4. Pressed tin napkin rings

Pressed tin napkin rings

If you’ve never tried pressing tin before then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something really fun! Give it a try now by following the tutorial on A Pretty Life in The Suburbs to make these fantastic pressed tin napkin rings that can look traditional and vintage inspired or funky and mod, depending on the pattern you choose.

5. Floral napkin rings

Floral napkin rings

Are your tastes in detail and decor a little more whimsical than some of what you’ve seen so far, particularly when you’re putting together a wonderful tablescape for your friends and family? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Homedit made these fantastic floral napkin rings that look surprisingly real!

6. Coastal napkin ring

Coastal napkin ring

Maybe your version of whimsy and natural decor comes in the form of a stunning trip to the seaside rather than a walk in a meadow full of flowers? Then we think you might get along a little better with something like these coastal napkin rings made by DIY Selfy. They show you how to make it happen with some simple rope wrapping, a shell, and some glue.

7. Wire wrapped stone napkin ring

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Just in case you’re still in the market for an idea that’s a little more hans-on and crafty but you just haven’t quite found the idea that appeals to you the most yet, here’s a fantastic idea for those who love stones! Check out how Hallmark Channel did some hand wire wrapping around this stunning blue stone to create a ring that suits the tablescape’s colour scheme.

8. Clay and fabric holiday napkin ring

Clay and fabric holiday napkin ring

The holidays might be over for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bookmark an idea for the future so that you have it once they’ve rolled around again! We think the way Make It, Love It made adorable clay Christmas trees and attached them to plaid cloth to make soft fabric napkin rings is nothing short of lovely.

9. Paper flower napkin rings

Paper flower napkin rings

Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the floral napkin rings we showed you earlier but you think you’d rather actually make your flowers from scratch rather than just gluing pre-made ones? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Crafts Unleashed

10. Chalkboard heart napkin rings

Chalkboard heart napking rings

Are you the kind of host that often invites large numbers of guests over and takes the opportunity to go all out with the place settings, but you’re grown bored of just writing peoples’ names on cards to put on their plate? Then try making yourself a set of chalkboard napkin rings instead! Then you can write names or initials right on the ring. Check out how Mom Skills shaped theirs like hearts!

11. Golden clay napkin rings

Golden clay napkin rings

Are you still thinking about how much you’d love to make your napkin rings entirely from scratch? Maybe you really like the techniques that went into the Christmas tree rings but you don’t want t make something holiday themed. In either case, we’d absolutely suggest checking out how Minimal Crafts made theirs from clay and painted it once it was all dried! Follow their lead and make these mod looking square rings or experiment with shapes of your own.

12. Fabric and button napkin rings

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Have most of your DIY skills actually always lied with soft materials crafting rather than things like clay or piping, so you’re still scrolling through, hoping to find something that will put your skills to good use? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give these awesome hand sewn, buttoning fabric napkin rings a try! See how they’re done on Boho Weddings.

13. Salt crystal napkin rings

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Perhaps your lifestyle and sense of decor and detail is a little more zen than a lot of the flashy, fun stuff you’ve seen so far and you like making things that reflect that all over your house, right down to the smallest thing? Well, we’d certainly say these lovely pink salt crystal napkins outlined step by step on Merit + Fork fall into that category!

14. Wishbone napkin ring

Wishbone napkin ring

Just in case you liked our idea for finding holiday ideas now and bookmarking them for later when the time comes, here’s a concept that’s fantastic for Thanksgiving! Take a better look at the tutorial on Will’s Casa to learn how they made this awesome, gold painted wishbone napkin ring that reflects the well known Thanksgiving dinner tradition of breaking the wishbone with a friend or family member.

15. Pine cone and string napkin rings

Pine cone and string napkin rings

Maybe you’ve been scrolling through our list hoping to find something nature inspired to reflect the rustic, woodland kind of aesthetic you’ve built throughout your home? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a quick scroll in your backyard and grabbing some pinecones because that’s what these fantastic napkin rings featured on DIY Weddings are made of!

Have you made other kinds of fantastic DIY napkin rings before that you were very pleased with and still use to this day but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you made and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished napkin rings in action in the comments section!