Cheap Rustic Holiday Napkin Ring

Update a plain-Jane napkin ring with a few natural elements and ribbon scraps. This cheap craft works great as a statement piece for your next holiday party.

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Dress up your holiday table with these inexpensive woodland-inspired napkin rings. Our rustic rings feature pinecones and evergreen sprigs, but you can experiment with other decorative elements. All you need is a glue gun to secure everything! When you're finished, learn new ways to fold napkins or get holiday table arrangement ideas.

What You'll Need

  • Plain napkin rings
  • Wide ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Small pinecones
  • Faux leaves
  • Evergreen sprigs

Step 1: Cut Ribbon and Seal Edge

Choose a ribbon with a width just smaller than the napkin rings you want to decorate. Cut ribbon to size by wrapping it snugly around the napkin ring, then trimming it with about a 1/2-inch remaining to make a finished edge. Run a small line of hot glue along the cut edge and fold over the 1/2-inch flap. Press down gently to seal.

Step 2: Secure Ribbon to Ring

Wrap a 1 1/2 inch piece of double-sided tape around the center of the napkin ring. Place the unfinished edge of the ribbon on the tape first, then wrap the ribbon around the ring so that the finished side meets the unfinished edge.

Step 3: Attach Embellishments

For our woodland elements, we used pinecones, small felt leaves, and greenery, but feel free to try other decorations, such as acorns, bells, or berry sprigs. To create this design, place a small bead of hot glue along the finished seam and press a piece of evergreen to it. Continue by gluing on a pinecone in the center, then tucking a glued leaf on one side. Let dry, then slide over cloth napkins and your holiday table is set!

Note: Fresh evergreen sprigs will last up to a week on the napkin rings. If you wish to reuse them year after year, use faux evergreen branches from a craft store.

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