Napkin rings are a great way to add an extra decorative element to a dining table, and they can also be a perfect option for a hand-made gift.
We’ve scoured the internet to see what other people have been trying – and here are our top 21 tutorials for how to make napkin rings for anyone who wants to try.
1. DIY Leather Napkins
Here’s a plan for making gorgeous napkin rings from leather. There’s a list of the materials you’ll need – and getting your hands on these items won’t cost you a lot – and then the blog provides you with some simple steps to follow to complete the project. We love the photos too – they’re sure to give you lots of inspiration for new ways to decorate your table. A lovely plan!
2. Rope Napkin Ring – Turk’s Head Style
In this video, you’ll learn how to make a napkin ring from cord – by using a Turk’s head knot. This project is so simple, and the only thing you really need to worry about buying is the cordage – as he explains in the video, cotton or hemp is best. Once you have this, simply follow the video as the YouTuber shows you how to create your napkin ring. A highly original and extremely attractive project that anybody will be able to copy.
3. How to Make Beautiful Wire Napkin Rings in 3 Easy Steps
An alternative to a napkin ring made from cordage is one made of wire – and if you want to know how to make one, this plan is for you. You’ll need to buy some low-gauge wire for this project, and once you have that, creating this kind of pretty yet functional ring is so simple. This is a great idea for anyone who wants an easy way to make stylish yet inexpensive napkin rings.
4. Dollar Tree DIY Diamonds and Pearls Napkin Rings
What we love most about this video is that the napkin rings the YouTuber shows you how to make look classy and expensive – but are actually made from cheap materials picked up from Dollar Tree. It’s also fun to watch as the rings take shape, making this a plan that’s well worth checking out.
5. How to Make Napkin Rings
This plan is from WikiHow, a site that has instructions for how to do almost anything you can think of – including making napkin rings. As with all the how-tos featured on this site, the instructions are clearly and logically written and are accompanied by useful illustrations that show you what you need to do for each step. This is a great resource for a whole range of ideas – and this plan for napkin rings won’t let you down.
6. Napkin Rings from Shower Curtain Hooks or Hair Roller
In this short video, a creative YouTuber shows you how to make simple but decorative napkin holders for Christmas or any other holiday. It’s easy to watch, and the plan is also simple to replicate at home, making this a good choice if you want something that’s not too complicated. She also has a great helper – a super-cute cat!
7. Easy Paper DIY Napkin Rings for Any Occasion
These napkin rings are made from paper, so you can make them whenever they’re needed and then customize them for each event, adding the name of the person they are for or any other message you choose. The blogger also makes a point of keeping everything simple to make the plan easy to follow – so it’s great for anyone who doesn’t have the time or patience for lots of complicated steps.
8. 3 Super Easy DIY Napkin Rings
In this video, you’ll discover three different ideas for decorating napkin rings using inexpensive materials you can pick up at any good craft store. These would be great to make to decorate your table if you’re planning on having a dinner party – and they’d also make a perfect homemade gift if you’re short of ideas on what to give somebody for a special occasion.
9. How to Make Easy DIY Napkin Rings
As this blogger asks, since we’re all stuck at home at the moment and eating in every day, why not make an extra effort to make our dinner tables more beautiful? If that’s something you agree with, this plan for napkin rings will help you do it – and then when you can start inviting people over for dinner again, they’re sure to impress your guests.
10. DIY Dollar Tree Farmhouse Napkin Rings
In this video, you get not just one plan for napkin rings but three, all using cheap supplies that can be picked up at Dollar Tree. We love all three of the designs, and we’re having trouble deciding which is our favorite. How about you? Check out the video and make up your own mind!
11. DIY Napkin Rings
If you are looking for a creative project you can work on with your kids, this could be the plan you’re looking for. The steps are easy to follow, and there’s also a useful video there to show you what you need to do and how the rings should look. Your kids are sure to love seeing their handiwork on your dining table, so this plan is a great way to encourage your children’s creative impulses.
12. Make Perfect Cheap Napkin Rings
Sometimes, the best DIY projects are the ones that don’t cost too much – and with this plan, you can make attractive and functional napkin rings without spending any money at all. As you’ll see, once they’re finished, they look wonderful, despite being made of things you probably have just lying around in your home.
13. DIY Napkin Rings Using Dollar Store Supplies
This is another highly creative plan for making napkin rings using some of the least expensive materials available. However, like with all the best plans, when you’ve finished, the rings you create will look anything but cheap. A great plan for anyone looking to make some attractive table ornaments without the need to spend a fortune
14. DIY Bling Bling Napkins Rings
This is a great video showing you how to bling up some unexceptional store-bought napkin rings, turning them from something functional into something that will add an attractive decorative element to your table. The supplies were all bought at a dollar store, making this another great plan if you are looking to save yourself some money. If that sounds like you, it’s well worth checking out.
15. Flower Napkin Ring DIY
The beautiful napkin rings in this blog are made from nothing fancier than wire and flowers, and perhaps the best thing about it is that there’s plenty of scope for you to adapt and experiment with the plan. This means you can use it as an inspiration for your own creations.
16. DIY Tutorial Napkin Rings
Here’s another video that uses inexpensive supplies from Dollar Tree to produce some stunning napkin rings that will look great on any dining table. The main element used in decorating these napkin rings is a brooch, which means you can come up with plenty of variations on the design this YouTuber demonstrates.
17. DIY Napkin Ring
If we’re talking about the least expensive napkin rings you can make, perhaps this plan is the winner – because on this blog, we learn how to make ten of them for just a single dollar! The idea is so simple, but as you can see from the images, the rustic effect it creates is gorgeous. Another plan that’s well worth a look.
18. DIY Flower Napkin Rings Using Paper Towel Tube
This is another fun plan that could be great for anyone who has children. These napkin rings cost next to nothing to make, and they could make an ideal project for young kids who want to have a go at making decorative items themselves.
19. DIY Brass Zebra Hide Napkin Rings
These striking rings feature a highly original design that will add a touch of the African savannah to your dining table. They’re easy to make, and you could also easily switch the zebra hide design for just about anything else you prefer, making this a plan that’s easy to adapt to your own personal tastes.
20. DIY Inexpensive Chic Napkin Rings
If you appreciate elegant style but don’t want to spend a fortune achieving the desired effect, this video shows you how to make your own classy napkin rings on a budget. When they’re finished, the napkin rings she makes look stunning – but in fact, they’re made from extremely inexpensive materials. And if you want to find out how, give it a watch!
21. DIY Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving
Since napkin rings are so easy to make, you can create new ones for each season. The napkin rings in this plan are perfect for placing on your Thanksgiving dining table, and they’re easy to personalize too, so you can make a special one for each guest. Another lovely idea we’re sure lots of people will enjoy copying.
Beautiful decorative items for any occasion
Attractive napkin rings can be simple and inexpensive to make, and as you can see, there are plenty of original plans to follow.
We always enjoy collecting plans like this since there’s so much ingenuity and creativity on display. It always makes us want to have a go ourselves – and we hope we’ve also helped you find the inspiration for your next creative project.