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.
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.
These Thanksgiving napkin rings are easy enough that your kids can help you too. My little helper had a lot of fun getting her hands dirty!
How to Make Napkin Rings
Gather These Supplies
- Paper towel or toilet paper rolls
- 2 1/2″ burlap ribbon
- Scrabble tiles – you can find these at the craft store too
- Mod Podge Matte
- Hot glue gun
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.
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.
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 Thanksgiving craft? Let me know in the comments. I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas: