Monday, June 13, 2011

DIY Napkin Rings (2 Kinds!)

Because I am long-winded and picture happy...I wasn't able to fit this napkin ring tute in with the table runner the other day, but here it is, hope you will give it a try. I'm also squeezing in a bonus napkin cuff tutorial too.

What you'll need: Plastic napkin rings from the Dollar Tree, Fabric, Vintage (or new) buttons, Glue gun and Scissors.

Cut the fabric approximately 6 1/2" X 2 1/2" then create a hem by folding about 1/4" of the fabric into hot glue.

Put a dot of glue in the middle of the fabric and place the napkin ring in it, this is so the fabric won't slip around. Continue the fabric around and put a line of glue under the hem to secure.

Make about four snips around the ring on each side

On each section, run a line of glue, and quickly fold it inside. Some slight burning may happen. ;)
Do this on both sides. Now at this point, it is complete and looks pretty good.......
...but I wanted to add a vintage button from my collection to embellish it. I just hot glued it in place right on the seam.
Really simple and easy right? When you make the table runner and these napkin rings, you'll have created a custom set you won't see at the local chain store. And that's what I like!

While I still had the sewing machine out, I created some napkin cuffs too, I used up nearly every bit of scraps.

Here is a Step by Step photo:
Step 1: Cut fabric and backing 3" X 10 1/2" (this includes seam allowance) , create the point by folding at a 45 degree angle and cut. I did this detail to match the table runner.

Step 2: Place right sides together and pin.

Step 3: Sew all around, leaving the end open. Turn right side out, I used a closed pair of scissors to help that along...

Step 4: Iron flat and close up end on the sewing machine.

Step 5: Create cuff overlapping about an inch and accent with a vintage button. I did it offset a little and ironed it to crease. I tacked the button on although it's just for looks. Also, because I noticed it was shifting a little, I tacked the overlapped edges too.

And there you have it, a napkin ring and cuff! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're inspired!

Want to see my DIY Jute napkin rings? Click here.
Want to see my DIY Burlap and Ruffles Runner? Click here.

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  1. I have a real shortage of napkin rings. Here I am with tons of dishes, tablecloths, runners and everything else...but just a few rings. We never used them before I started blogging! I am so thrilled to see something I can do without sewing!! I even have some vintage buttons! Yeah!! Thank you.

  2. I know this is an older post, but I loved this idea so much I posted a photo and link to it on my blog today. I wrote about diy napkin rings suitable for home staging. Yours is so good looking I just had to have it in my "roundup."

    I hope some of my readers become followers of your blog. You're doing an excellent job. I like the autumnal photos in the header.

    Thanks and best wishes.


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