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Craft Stunning Blue & White Napkin Rings With Budget-Friendly Decoupage

Want to dress up your table setting with stylish napkin rings? Consider this easy DIY Napkin Ring, Budget-Friendly Decoupage Idea when you can’t find exactly what you are looking for at a reasonable price. You can create fantastic custom table decor like these Blue and White Napkin Rings for a fraction of the high-end boutique store versions. Gather some inexpensive thrift store napkin rings and a few napkins, and you are all set.

When planning a thrift store napkin ring makeover, the sky’s the limit, or should I say the napkins the limit. If you can find a paper napkin that works with your decor, you can turn inexpensive, thrifted napkin rings into stylish, customized designs.

I wanted blue and white napkin rings for an upcoming Supper Club Dinner Theme. The DIY project was the finishing touch to the table.

Amazing Thrift Store Napkin Ring Makeover with blue and white napkin decoupage.

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What Type of Napkin Ring Should You Look For?

So, what should you look for when thrifting for napkin rings? Plain wood, plastic, or ceramic will work best; the good news is they are usually cheap. I found these four rings for only $1.00. They are sturdy and easy to work with.

Thrift Store Wood Napkin Rings

How Do You Prepare For Napkin Decoupage?

Next, you will want to prepare the thrifted napkin rings for the napkin decoupage application. Unless the rings are white, you will want to paint them. If you are working with plastic or ceramic, I recommend adding a coat of chalk paint regardless.

Paint the entire ring inside and out with two coats of chalk paint. This will ensure that the wood color will not bleed through once the napkin is applied.

Paint thrift store napkin rings for custom makeover

How To Work With Napkins

Once the rings are dry, it’s time to apply the napkin. You will need to separate the napkin so that you are working with the top printed layer only.

separate napkins for napkin decoupage.

Next, cut the design that you want to feature from the napkins. I’m working on a Chinoiserie Blue and White tablescape, so I’m using the oriental edge of the napkin. Cut the pieces to fit around the ring.

Cut napkin to fit rings

Apply Mod Podge over the entire outside of the napkin ring and apply the blue and white napkin to it. Use your brush filled with more Mod Podge to smooth any bubbles and settle the napkin smoothly over the ring.

Allow the napkin to dry. I suggest placing it on a knife or skewer to hold it away from any solid surface while drying.

Add blue and white napkin decoupage to thrift store napkin rings for cheap tableware ideas.

Insider Tip

Although you can add the napkin decoupage to the inside of the ring, I don’t find it necessary. Instead, paint the inside with your paint color or a contrasting color. Then, apply a coat of Mod Podge over the paint to seal it.

Blue and White Napkin Rings

Didn’t they turn out great? Can you believe they cost less than $1.00 each?

 DIY Thrift Store Napkin Rings Transformed into boutique worthy stylish blue and white napkin rings

These four DIY Blue and White Napkin Rings only took minutes to complete, and only two napkins were used for the project.

Budget-friendly DIY Thrift Store Napkin Rings Transformed into boutique worthy stylish blue and white napkin rings

They will look amazing on the Chinoiserie Blue and White Tablescape for our Virtual Supper Club Series.

Blue and White Napkin Rings custom styled with Napkin Decoupage on Thrift Store Finds.

The full table setting for our Chinoiserie Blue and White Tablescape is featured in our bi-monthly Virtual Supper Club Series.

Additional Napkin Decoupage Projects

Here are some additional napkin decoupage projects you will enjoy.

Stay tuned for more budget-friendly DIY and decorating ideas.

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Easy Napkin Decoupage Thrift Store Napkin Ring makeover with Blue and White Chinoiserie napkins


Sunday 25th of February 2024

These turned out so beautifully, Rachel. Such a clever idea and so easy, too! I can't wait to share a link to your post in my weekly recap today.


Sunday 25th of February 2024

Jen, I really appreciate this.


Wednesday 21st of February 2024

These look amazing! I love them.


Thursday 22nd of February 2024

Renae, So glad you like them..


Tuesday 20th of February 2024

Nothing wrong with being decoupage crazy! Especially when they turn out this cute. Love these. Such a great idea and another thing that would have never popped into my head. pinned


Tuesday 20th of February 2024

Cindy, You are so sweet. Thank you.