25 Napkin Rings to DIY Before Dinner

There is a difference between restaurants that serve food with paper napkins and those with cloth napkins. We all know that to up the fancy meter at dinner time, you break out the fabric. While it’s easy to fold them up under the fork, what if you have pretty napkins that you’d rather display? The answer to that question is the napkin ring — a fancy holder for your cloth napkins that make them part of the dinner decor. Roll up your sleeves and choose one (or all) of these 25 napkin rings to DIY before dinner time.

1. Pom Pom Napkin Rings: We dare you to make your own pom poms for these cutesy napkin rings. Double dog dare. (via Art Bar)

2. Gold Geo Napkin Rings: Everyone has cardboard hiding away in their house somewhere. Whether it’s a box or something extra from a project, put it to good use on your table. (via Almost Perfect)

3. Chalkboard Napkin Rings: Break out that chalkboard paint and make some craft store wooden shapes into custom napkin rings. (via One Lovely Day)

4. Succulent Napkin Rings: Whoever says you can’t use living things as napkin rings has no imagination. We’re totally into these succulent rings. (via BHG)

5. Cardboard Tube Napkin Rings: You’ll need toilet paper rolls for this napkin ring project. Yup, toilet paper rolls. (via This Heart of Mine)

6. Tinsel Napkin Rings: Tinsel can be good for so many Christmas projects. And because napkins deserve some holiday cheer, too, you’ll want to make these. (via Studio DIY)

7. Clay Leaf Napkin Rings: Got any mini cookie cutters hidden around? Try them out on these clay napkin rings. (via Hello Natural)

8. Menu Napkin Holder: Including a menu on your table can make things feel extra fancy. Why not make it a napkin holder while you’re at it? (via Say Yes)

9. Fresh Flowers Napkin Ring: Whether you use a store bought bouquet or flowers from your own garden, these rings promise to make any napkin more beautiful. (via Paper and Stitch)

10. Candy Napkin Ring: Seriously, what is better than an edible napkin ring? Not much. (via La Mariee Aux Pieds Nus)

11. Color Blocked Napkin Ring: On your next trip to the hardware store, grab some PVC pipe and wrap it in embroidery thread for a gorgeous way to corral those napkins. (via Design for Mankind)

12. Agate Napkin Rings ($19): Here is a kit that provides you with all the materials to make these classy rings.

13. Painted Leaf Napkin Rings: We’re thinking these simple napkin holders would be perfect for a Thanksgiving celebration. (via Honest to Nod)

14. Holiday Bow Napkin Rings: All you need are ribbon and bows for these simple rings. If you can get away with giving your guests their dinner napkins as their holiday gifts, props to you. (via Real Simple)

15. Golden Clay Napkin Rings: You and clay are going to get pretty intimate for this project. Add gold spray paint for some bow chica wow. (via My Life Box)

16. Painted Leaf Napkin Rings: Here is a simple DIY for your Saturday afternoon. It only takes a couple of hours, and that includes the trip to the dollar store for supplies. (via Julep)

17. Leather Napkin Rings: Warm, rustic and Thanksgiving approved, these napkin holders are simple enough to put together right before guests arrive. (via Fabric Paper Glue)

18. Rose Napkin Rings: Should you also make these as bows to put on top of all of your holiday gifts? YES, YOU SHOULD. (via The Chic Party)

19. Paper Polka Dotted Napkin Holders: If you’re a kraft-paper project person, you already have everything you need to make these whimsical napkin holders. (via Valley and Co. Lifestyle)

20. PVC Napkin Ring: Who knew that a little gold paint could turn something so ordinary into something beautiful? Oh wait, this blogger did. (via Celebrations at Home)

21. Fresh Flower Napkin Rings: It doesn’t get much simpler than a flower and some twine wrapped around your napkins. (via A Daily Something)

22. Metallic Napkin Rings: Contact paper. It’s all about that shiny, metallic magical contact paper. (via Pysseldrommar)

23. Brass Leaf Napkin Ring: We’re pretty sure that the Greek gods had these napkin rings. (via Julep)

24. Glitzy Napkin Band: Sequins on the dinner table? Now that’s a DIY we need to do right now. (via Valley and Co. Lifestyle)

25. Paint Chip Napkin Holder: It’s a free napkin holder. Did you hear that? Free. What are you waiting for? (via Rustic Wedding Chic)

What napkin rings are you looking to put on your table? Tell us below!