How to Make a Poinsettia Napkin Ring

Round out each holiday table setting with a paper poinsettia napkin ring. This easy Christmas craft adds a festive pop of color to your Christmas dinner.

These stunning holiday place settings start with plain red cocktail napkins. A simple folding and cutting technique is all it takes to make these gorgeous DIY napkin rings. They add a festive pop of color to your holiday table. Try making them in several shades of red, white, and pink to look like real poinsettias. 

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What You Need

  • Paper cocktail napkins
  • Hole punch
  • String
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Glitter 

Step 1: Fold napkin

Fold napkin from corner to corner creating a triangle. Repeat twice. Try to make each fold as even as possible. For larger poinsettias, choose larger paper napkins. Try making them with metallic or patterned napkins.

Step 2: Cut petals

Round the short sides of the triangle, leaving corners intact, so it looks like half a bract (A). Open and cut apart the four layers (B). Don't worry about creases in the the napkin. They add to the natural look of each handmade napkin ring.

Step 3: Stack layers

Stack and fan the layers. You'll want at least three layers of cut petals for each flower. The more layers, the fuller the flower will be. Fold in half.

Step 4

Make a hole in the bottom center of stack. Thread 6 inches of string through hole; knot. This becomes the tie for each napkin ring. Pinch and lightly twist the knotted area; open plant.

Step 5: Add center

Dab hot glue in open center and sprinkle with glitter; let dry. Not into glitter? Try gluing colorful pom-poms or painted beads in the center of each flower. Use string to tie each flower to a rolled cloth or paper napkin.

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