I had been eyeing down these beaded tassel napkin rings from Kirklands but when you have an 8 person table that price can quickly add up. I was able to buy the supplies I needed (which was just the wooden beads) for only $8 on Amazon which is the price for two of the store bought rings. I created 12 of these for the price of 2. Come see how.
DIY Wooden Bead Tassel Napkin Rings / Kirklands Napkin Ring Dupes
For this project, you will need:
- Wooden Beads - at least 20 MM ( I used 8 per ring)
- a 4 inch piece of cardboard/wood
- Scissors & measuring tape
The first step is measuring the twine - this will be the section the beads sit on. I measured my pieces to 20 inches. I needed 12 total, so I went ahead and cut these all at once.
You are then going to want to add your beads to your 20 inch pieces. I added 8 beads to each of my napkin rings (make sure this is consistent). Once on, I lined up the beads and the string ends and made sure both were even.
Once your beads are added, make sure you have them evenly spaced and then make a double knot with both the ends of the string. I went ahead and did all 12 of these at once and then headed onto the next steps.
In this step, you will use your 4 inch piece of wood/cardboard as a measuring & looping tool to make creating the tassel easier. I pulled a long stand of twine from my roll and then wrapped it around the 4 inch coaster I used 16 times. You will want to be sure to remain consistent with this number. The more times you wrap, the bigger your tassel will become.
Carefully slide your tassel off the 4 inch item; you will want to be sure to keep the "O" shape.
Carefully cut you "o" in half. Make sure to keep it even and the twine in place.
At this point, you are going to lay your beaded section down and pull the strings apart; between the strings you will lay your tassel section perpendicular; making sure both ends are even length. You will then knot the two pieces from the beaded portion together to keep everything in place (Double knot works best). You can then close the two perpendicular ends together (see below photo).
At this point, you will use one of your beaded twine ends and wrap it around the tassel a few times; leaving a small section (enough to knot). Then taking the longer beaded twine end, knot the two pieces together. This knot needs to be tight and can be hidden in the back. Once complete, you can snip the ends of the knot to make them seamless and also snip your tassel ends if needed.