How to napkin rings for the holidays

how to napkin ring


Today’s DIY is how to make napkin rings for the holidays.  Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner the blog world has been chock-full of amazing recipe ideas and round ups. Which, don’t get me wrong, I am totally enjoying every mouth watering picture of turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pies. However, we can’t forget about the rest of the table during the holiday meal!

To help spruce up the place settings, here is an easy do-it-yourself napkin ring project made out of simple materials you probably already have at home.

How to napkin rings for the holidays


  • Toilet Paper or Paper towel rolls
  • Yarn Scraps
  • Hot Glue

how to napkin rings tutorial

Cut the toilet paper rolls into 1” strips.


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Glue an end of the yarn on the inside of the tube and start wrapping it around.


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Woot! Look at that fun napkin ring!


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But why stop there? The variations on how to make these napkin rings are seriously endless. Here are a few more I tried:


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Take a small piece of craft wire and wrap it around a pencil 2-3 times.

Attach the wire to the napkin and ring, and now the ring doubles as a place card holder.


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Finally, I threaded hexagon washers on the yarn as I wrapped it around the tube for some fun bling on the rings.


 napkin rings for the holidays


The possibilities are really endless! Use beads, mix different yarns together, try out different textures, it’s up to you!  Have fun, once you know how to make these napkin rings your holidays will take on a whole new level of amazing.

P.S. if you need some cloth napkins to put in your new napkin rings, check out my tutorial on how to make your own.


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  // A designer, maker, crafter, and blogger, Stephanie Hayward spends her days designing  buildings in Columbus, Ohio and nights blogging about design, DIY, and (attempts at making) good food at Stuff Steph Does. She lives with her partner in crime, Brandon, and their spunky little dog, Lucy. //



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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Rachel @ :

    This looks absolutely amazing, and seems easy to make I’m going to try that thanks

  2. steph :

    Thanks! They are so easy to make and to personalize your holiday table. Have fun!

  3. Theresa :

    My girls are so, so going to love making these. At 8 and 7 – they are tired of the little kid crafts that they have been doing for years. These are going to be a welcome addition to our holiday season!