Inexpensive Handmade Copper Napkin Rings
These inexpensive Handmade Real Copper Napkin Rings only cost about .20 cents each. They are a great option for napkin rings if you have a big group or if you have a copper accented tablescape.
File- needle filing tool or sandpaper
Wire cutters/diagonal cutting pliers
Optional- Lead free solder
Optional- soldering iron
Optional- lead free copper paint marker
First, get twisted copper wire (it is real copper) at a home improvement store (Lowes, Home Depot, etc.) or on Amazon.
Depending on how many napkin rings you want to make, is how much wire you need. Each napkin ring will take about 5 inches in length.
Now, wrap the wire around an object you want the size of the napkin ring to be. We just used the end of a tool. It made a perfect circle shape.
This is what they looked like when I was trying to shape them by hand vs shaping them with a rounded object…
Using wire cutters, cut the napkin rings so they are slightly larger than a flush circular shape.
The reason why you cut them slightly longer than exactly flush is so that one side can tuck into the other side.
Next, you have two options. The easiest option is to simply tuck one side into the other and file the exposed end, wash, dry and you are done.
This is the look of the finished copper napkin ring without soldering them.
Option 2 is to solder the ends together using lead-free solder.
Do not use lead-based solder as these will be sitting on dinner plates and holding napkins.
After soldering, file, wash and dry each ring.
And you are done.
I plan to buy this copper colored lead-free paint marker to cover the little bit of solder that is visible just to make them a little more professional looking.
Now, you have gorgeous and unique handmade copper napkin rings.
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