Thanksgiving is getting so close and there is so much to do! Have you thought about your Thanksgiving dinner menu? How about the centerpiece that will grace your table, or your napkin rings? Well, I have a treat for you. I’ve found 25 DIY napkin rings that are perfect for Thanksgiving and you have plenty of time to make them before the holiday arrives. These are all really simple projects and will make your table look just beautiful!
If you love DIY projects and you love decorating for Thanksgiving, these are the napkin ring ideas for you. There’s something in here for every table and many of these are so easy that the kids can do them. They could be busily making napkin rings while you’re bustling in the kitchen preparing the feast. And, no matter what table decorations you plan to use, there is sure to be a napkin ring in here that will fit perfectly into your décor. And, you should also check out these beautiful DIY Christmas centerpieces that you can DIY before the holiday, too.
So, if you’re looking for a nice way to dress up your dinner table for the upcoming holiday, these napkin rings are perfect. From nature inspired all natural rings to simple napkin rings that you can cut out of scrapbook paper, you’re sure to find something that will complement your Thanksgiving table decorations and your meal. From felt and burlap to beads and bottle caps, we’ll find the perfect napkin rings for your table. Be sure to also take a look at these wonderful fall decorating ideas that will beautifully go along with your new DIY napkin rings.
1. Autumn Leaves Napkin Rings
What better way to decorate your table for Thanksgiving than with autumn leaves? These DIY autumn leaves napkin rings are so easy to make and are the perfect complement to your other Thanksgiving decorations. You’ll need faux leaves, which you can get at the Dollar Store pretty cheap, along with berries and stems. Then you just add your autumn leaves to felt circles and tie them up with a ribbon.
2. DIY Beaded Napkin Ring
These beaded napkin rings are so unique and so lovely. You’ll need memory wire and pliers as well as a collection of beads and charms to create your rings. These allow you to be as creative as you want and the memory wire is elastic, so it slips perfectly over your napkins and still holds its shape.
3. Bottle Cap Turkey Napkin Rings
This bottle cap turkey napkin ring is really cute and the perfect project for the kids to help you with. These are made from paper towel rolls and of course, bottle caps, so they’re a great upcycling project. And, they’re just adorable and so easy to make!
4. Pottery Barn Inspired Bronze Wishbone Napkin Rings
The wishbone is one of the focal points of Thanksgiving and you can give all of your dinner guests their very own with these bronze wishbone napkin rings. These are inspired by Pottery Barn and are super easy to make. You’ll need to purchase metal wishbones, which are really inexpensive at just over a dollar each, and you’ll need a few other basic supplies to make these. The DIY way is much less expensive than those at Pottery Barn that cost around $10 each.
5. Burlap And Pinecone Napkin Rings
These burlap and pinecone rings are so rustic and lovely, and super easy to make. You use empty toilet paper rolls to make these and just form the burlap around them, gluing your pinecones on when you’re finished. These are great to use all fall and especially at Thanksgiving. You could even paint your pinecones gold or silver to use these at Christmas.
6. DIY Twine And Burlap Napkin Rings
Burlap is one of my favorite decorating supplies, especially around the holidays when I really love that rustic farmhouse look. These burlap and twine napkin rings are certainly going to give you that and they are very easy to make. You just cut your burlap into the size that you need and then the twine to keep it in place.
7. Easy DIY Color Block Napkin Rings
These color block napkin rings are so easy to make and so cheap, too. You make them with plastic shower curtain rings, which you can get at the Dollar Store for around a dollar per dozen. Cover the shower curtain rings with embroidery thread and glue it in place with hot glue. That’s it! You can do these in any color or combination of colors that you need to match your existing Thanksgiving décor.
8. Concrete Pumpkin Napkin Rings
These concrete pumpkin napkin rings are super easy and really inexpensive to make. You’ll need a pumpkin mold that will create the decoration and some copper wiring or other wire to make the actual ring. These are gorgeous as they are or you could paint the pumpkins if you need them to match some other decorations that you have.
9. Cinnamon Napkin Rings
These napkin rings are made from craft twine and cinnamon sticks so they’re not only beautiful, they smell amazing, too. All you have to do to make these is lay a cinnamon stick on your cloth napkin and then tie it together with twine. You could add any number of other embellishments like evergreen twigs, herbs or fall leaves to give it a really unique look.
10. Edible Cookie Napkin Rings
Not only do these little cookies hold your napkins, they give you a little treat, too. These edible cookie napkin rings are really creative and a great way to add to your table setting. You can use icing to write on the names of your dinner guests, so these serve as place settings as well as napkin rings, and they are really easy to do. Just tie a ribbon to your cookies to tie up your napkins and you’re all set.
11. Clothespin Napkin Rings
While these aren’t particularly in ring form, they still work to keep your napkins folded and they work as name cards as well. You can write on the wooden clothespins with sharpie markers or paint and then just add the circles that you can cut out of cardstock.
12. Easy DIY Felt Leaf Napkin Rings
Felt is such an easy material to work with and it’s really inexpensive. If you want a great napkin ring but you’re working on a budget, felt is an excellent choice. You can make these adorable felt napkin rings with felt in a number of fall colors. Just create a template for your leaves – all shapes and sizes if you want – and cut out your felt. Then use embroidery thread to make the details and attach the leaves onto strips of felt to create the rings.
13. Gold Striped Napkin Rings
These gold striped napkin rings are made from coupling sockets…which are really inexpensive…and they’re really elegant. You just tape off sections of the socket and then paint them with gold acrylic paint. Once the paint has dried, pull off your tape and you have a beautiful set of golden napkin rings that will cost you less than a dollar each to make.
14. Golden Etched DIY Napkin Rings
These golden napkin rings are so beautiful and so very easy to make. You need an empty paper towel or toilet paper roll to make them, as well as mod podge and gold and white decoupage paper. Don’t you just love upcycle projects? Just cut the paper so that it fits around the roll and hold it in place with mod podge. This is one of the easiest and inexpensive, yet elegant napkin rings you could make for Thanksgiving.
15. DIY Leather Napkin Rings
I love working with leather. It’s a passion that I have had my entire life and I just love the look of these napkin rings that you can easily make from leather circles. You can buy a leather kit to do these or just get a strip of leather and cut your circles from that. A gold calligraphy paint pen lets you create any design that you want and you hold the rings to the napkins with a dowel rod that you cut to size for each one.
16. DIY Wooden Monogrammed Napkin Rings
Monogrammed napkin rings are so elegant and these wooden ones are really easy to make. You use wooden tags to make these…which you can pick up at any craft store for around a dollar per pack. You’ll need two sizes for each napkin ring, along with wood stain, chalkboard paint and raffia to tie them all together.
17. Painted Acorn Napkin Rings
Acorn crafts are perfect for fall and these acorn napkin rings are perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner table. You can use real acorns that you paint whatever colors you want. Velvet wired ribbon helps to hold the ring to the napkin. And, you’ll need hot glue to hold the acorn onto the ribbon. You can normally get wired ribbon at Walmart or craft stores for just a couple dollars per roll and one roll should be plenty.
18. DIY Paper Feather Napkin Rings
Paper feathers make these napkin rings really stand out and these are so easy to make, even the kids can help you with them. You’ll need to cut the features out of paper and make a headband design to attach them to. These are really adorable and you can do them in different colors or add a name or special message to them if you want.
19. Easy Paper Leaf And Acorn Napkin Rings
These little napkin rings have paper leaves and acorns to give them a great fall look. You can get wired leaves from the Dollar Store, and they’re really cheap. You get 10 leaves in a package and that should be enough, unless you have a huge family who will be attending Thanksgiving dinner. Just wrap the wire around your napkin and then glue on an acorn, or any other embellishment that you want.
20. Pilgrim Napkin Rings
I just love these napkin rings that look like pilgrim clothing. They look just like the outfits worn by pilgrims, which make them perfect for Thanksgiving. You make these by gluing scrapbooking paper onto cardboard tubes…like empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls. Then add tiny buttons, string and other embellishments to make them resemble pilgrim clothing.
21. Cute Pilgrim Hat Napkin Rings
These little pilgrim hat rings are perfect for kids and they’re so easy to make. You trace the template onto felt and then just cut and glue. See? Very easy to make, and your little ones can help you to craft these. You can embellish the hat with a band and buckle or create any type of design that you want on them. You could also write names on them and let your napkin rings double as place settings.
22. DIY Pom Pom Napkin Rings
These little pom pom napkin rings are so adorable and they’re very easy to make. If you’ve ever made yarn pom poms then you know how easy they are. These napkin rings use those pom poms along with felt leaves and beads to create a lovely and very unique napkin ring for your dinner table.
23. Printable Kraft Paper Rings
These paper napkin rings make it so easy to bring some elegance to your dinner table and you can mix and match messages and designs. You just choose the paper and then print out the designs. Just cut them out and then glue them together to form the ring. Then slip your napkins inside and you’re all done. This one is great if you are running out of time and need to create napkin rings quickly.
24. Ribbon Turkey DIY Napkin Rings
I love these little ribbon turkeys! They’re so cute and really easy to make. You’ll need ribbon in a variety of colors – fall colors to match your other fall decorations. The little turkey is made from brown felt that you cut into shape. Then just add the ribbon for his feathers and use hot glue to hold it all together. Add googly eyes and a ring piece to hold the turkey onto your napkin and you’re all done.
25. DIY Salt Dough Ornaments
These salt dough ornaments are adorable and so perfect for Thanksgiving decorating. Salt dough is great for creating all sorts of things, especially these cheap and easy napkin rings. Just create your shape, pumpkins or leaves are really great, and then carve names into the rings for place settings. Then make a hole in the top and use that to thread twine or ribbon through to tie around your napkin.