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Make Napkin Rings from Paper Towel Rolls

Use recycled paper towel and toilet paper rolls to make napkin rings. You’d never guess they were made for pennies! Perfect for the holidays.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never Mod Podged before, you’ll have success with this project. You’ll be applying burlap to recycled tubes with decoupage medium.

DIY Napkin Rings from Paper Towel Rolls

Do you ever save your paper towel rolls thinking you may be able to use them someday? Well, I do . . . with kids I’m always planning some sort of craft I may or may get to.

So if you’re a hoarder saver like me, why not make napkin rings out of paper towel and toilet paper rolls for Thanksgiving?

These DIY napkin rings are made by wrapping a paper roll with burlap ribbon and topping it off with a Scrabble tile with each guests’ initial.

You’ll be recycling as well as making something pretty and customized for each of your guests.

Use recycled paper towel rolls to make these burlap DIY napkin rings. You'd never guess they were made for pennies! Perfect for the holidays.

It’s easy enough that your kids can help you too. My little helper had a lot of fun getting her hands dirty!

myhelper

How to Make Napkin Rings

Gather These Supplies

napkinringsupplies

Measure 2 3/8″ approximately down each tube and make pencil marks. Cut with scissors. You’ll want to use the 2 3/8″ section as your napkin ring.

Use recycled paper towel rolls to make these burlap DIY napkin rings. You'd never guess they were made for pennies! Perfect for the holidays.

Take about six inches of your 2 1/2 inch burlap ribbon and spread lots of Mod Podge all over it thickly. If you apply it thickly, it will help to harden the napkin rings when they dry.

The ribbon will overlap slightly at each end to help cover up the recycled tube within. Leave your napkin rings to dry.

Use recycled paper towel rolls to make these burlap DIY napkin rings. You'd never guess they were made for pennies! Perfect for the holidays.

Let the Mod Podge dry for a few hours, then use your glue gun to apply a Scrabble tile with your dinner guests’ initial. Done!


Now that you know how to make napkin rings, are you going to try this project? Let me know in the comments. I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas:

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Cindy deRosier

Thursday 14th of November 2013

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/personalized-napkin-rings/

Thanks for a fun project idea!

Amy

Thursday 14th of November 2013

Thank you Cindy!!

Cristin @ Eve of Reduction

Tuesday 12th of November 2013

These are perfect for Thanksgiving!