Easy DIY Burlap Napkin Rings

6 Materials
2 Hours

These are the cutest DIY Burlap Napkin Rings and I’m sharing an easy tutorial so you can make your own DIY napkin rings.

These napkin rings can be made in any color to match your party theme or table decor.

You can also get creative with your design. There are so many possibilities.

DIY Burlap Napkin Rings.

This project began with some DIY Burlap Placemats.

I made the placemats by stiffening some natural burlap with glue and water. You can see How To Make DIY Placemats and how to stiffen the burlap here.

Scrap Fabric

Ok so here’s what happened! I’ve said it before “I’m a waste not kind of girl”! Therefore, when I saw all the stiff burlap scraps, I immediately started to figure out a use for them.

Here’s what I came up with.

DIY Napkin Rings Tutorial

I decided to make some cute napkin rings to use on my Spring Tablescape.

Here’s all you need for this project.

  • Thrifted Napkin Rings or cheap dollar store napkin rings
  • Stiff Burlap Scraps – see tutorial here
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Jute Twine
  • Spray Paint – Soft Pink & Green

Determine your pattern

First, decide what you want your flower to look like. The possibilities are unlimited.

I actually just started cutting out my design free hand.

I cut two petals and two leaves for each napkin ring. One petal was approx. 2 inches in diameter and the second one was 1 1/2 inches. You can be creative here as well depending on how large you want your flower.

Next you will want to spray paint your petals with pink spray paint and the leaves with the green paint. Turn and paint the other side of the burlap.

In order the form the petals, pinch the petal on two sides and add a drop of hot glue to hold secure.

To form the center of the flower, I decided to use buttons from my collection.

Place a drop of glue between the two petals aligning the pinched sides opposite from each other. Then add the button by applying another drop of glue to secure. Press firmly to be sure all layers are connected.

Prepare you napkin ring

Now it’s time to prepare your thrifted or cheap napkin rings to attach the flower.

I am using some wood napkin rings that I purchased for $1.00 at a thrift store. The wood is smooth and I was concerned that the bond, with hot glue alone, would not hold up to tugging napkins in and out of the ring.

Therefore, I choose to add jute twine around the ring as a base for attaching the burlap flower.

Attach Leaves to DIY Napkin Rings

After wrapping the jute twine a few times around the napkin rings, use hot glue to attach the leaves to the ring.

Finally, add the flower by adding a generous drop of hot glue to the napkin ring and hold in place until secure.

Bend the leaves and flower petals to a desired shape.

Easy DIY Napkin Rings

I’m loving these unique napkin rings and will definitely be making more for other tablescape ideas.

If you like DIY Tableware projects, you might enjoy these DIY Patriotic Napkins.

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