Monday, September 6, 2010

Upcyled Napkin Rings Tutorial

We needed napkin rings for all of those fun family napkins we made a month ago. I was trying to think of what to make them with when my genius husband said, rather nonchalantly, "we have all those shower curtain rings upstairs...". Genius! I tell you. And they are perfect! And the best part is, I always see shower curtain rings at the thrift store, so if you want to make your own then you can pick them up for cheap. They were super easy to do.

What you'll need:
shower curtain rings
ribbon (just assume you need lots, about a yard+ per ring)
glue gun

First, you open up the ring, insert the end of the ribbon and close the ring on the ribbon.

Start wrapping, overlapping each layer by about half until you make it back to the enclosure.

Once you get to the enclosure wrap the ribbon around it several time until it becomes the same thickness as the rest of the ring.

Now get your glue gun and glue the end of the ribbon down and cut off any excess.

There you go! Easy peasy. And now, every night after dinner we take a look at our napkin and if it could still get some use before it needs a good wash then we put it back in our own ring until our next meal. Enjoy!

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9 comments:

Missy said...

Love those!

sadieloree said...

What a fantastic idea!! Now where did I put those few extra curtain rings...

Erin said...

Really cute!! I'm going to have to try this. We use cloth napkins at meal time and store bought napkins rings are expensive!

Chelsie said...

Cute Cute Cute-- You are such a genius!

Kimara@weefolkart said...

Very adorable. I have a stack of 24 napkins for each month. My husband will moan when I now tell him I need napkin rings for all of them :) Thanks. I'll be linking on Facebook!

Chaotic Mom said...

VERY CUTE! I am definitely adding this to my (ever growing) ToDo list! Now I need to look through your posts for more inspiration. ;)

lovecrafts said...

So cute! i love it

Eolia Disler said...

In my post 10 ideas for a Festive Table decoration, I included your tutorial.
http://lacitedesvents.blogspot.com/2015/11/10-ideas-for-festive-table-decoration.html I thought it was lovely and easy to do with kids.

Eolia Disler said...

It's a simple yet very pretty idea. I have listed your DIY in my post about 10 ideas for a festive table decoration (easily made with kids): http://lacitedesvents.blogspot.de/2015/11/10-ideas-for-festive-table-decoration.html
There's also a Giveaway until the 19th of November. Take part!

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