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Easy DIY Burlap Napkin Rings

These are the cutest DIY Burlap Napkin Rings, and I’m sharing an easy tutorial to make your own DIY napkin rings.

These napkin rings can be made in any color to match your party theme or table decor.

You can also get creative with your design. There are so many possibilities.

DIY Burlap Napkin Rings

This project began with some DIY Burlap Placemats.

I made the placemats by stiffening some natural burlap with glue and water. You can see How To Make DIY Placemats and how to stiffen the burlap here.

Stiffen Burlap to make DIY Burlap Napkin Rings

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DIY Placemats Update

After making the DIY Placemats, I became addicted. I decided to add some color, and then another idea was sparked.

DIY Placemats with Pink Spray Paint

Scrap Fabric

Ok, so here’s what happened! I’ve said it before “I’m a waste, not kind of girl”! Therefore, when I saw all the stiff burlap scraps, I immediately started to figure out a use for them.

Here’s what I came up with.

DIY Napkin Rings Tutorial

I decided to make some cute napkin rings to use on my Spring Tablescape.

Here’s all you need for this project.

  • Thrifted Napkin Rings or cheap dollar store napkin rings
  • Stiff Burlap Scraps – see tutorial here
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Jute Twine
  • Spray Paint – Soft Pink & Green

Determine your pattern

First, decide what you want your flower to look like. The possibilities are unlimited.

I just started cutting out my design free hand.

I cut two petals and two leaves for each napkin ring. One petal was approx. 2 inches in diameter and the second one was 1 1/2 inches. You can also be creative here, depending on how large you want your flower.

Nex,t you will want to spray paint your petals with pink paint and the leaves with green color. Turn and paint the other side of the burlap.

In order, the form the petals, pinch the petal on two sides and add a drop of hot glue to hold them securely.

I love using the Ryobi Cordless Hot Glue Gun because I’m not tied to an electrical outlet.

To form the center of the flower, I decided to use buttons from my collection.

Place a drop of glue between the two petals aligning the pinched sides opposite each other. Then add the button by applying another drop of glue to secure it. Press firmly to be sure all layers are connected.

DIY Napkin Rings with Burlap

Prepare you napkin ring

Now it’s time to prepare your thrifted or cheap napkin rings to attach the flower.

I am using some wood napkin rings I purchased for $1.00 at a thrift store. The wood is smooth, and I was concerned that the bond, with hot glue alone, would not hold up to tugging napkins in and out of the ring.

Therefore, I choose to add jute twine around the ring as a base for attaching the burlap flower.

Materials for DIY Napkin rings

Attach Leaves to DIY Napkin Rings

After wrapping the jute twine around the napkin rings a few times, use hot glue to attach the leaves to the ring.

DIY Burlap Napkin Rings with leaves added

Finally, add the flower by adding a generous drop of hot glue to the napkin ring and hold it in place until secure.

Bend the leaves and flower petals to a desired shape.

DIY Burlap Napkin rings in Pink

Easy DIY Napkin Rings

I love these unique napkin rings and will definitely make more for other tablescape ideas.

If you like DIY Tableware projects, you might enjoy this DIY Table Riser and these DIY Patriotic Napkins.

Easy DIY Napkin Rings

I’m thrilled with the cute detail,s and I hope you enjoyed the DIY Burlap Napkin Rings tutorial.

What other options can you imagine using this idea for?

You can these napkin rings on this Spring Fresh Tablescape and learn how to make a bow tie napkin fold.

DIY Burlap Napkin rings in Pink and Green

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Tuesday 5th of April 2022

Love these so much Rachel!


Wednesday 6th of April 2022

Kim, thanks sweetie.


Monday 4th of April 2022

You are totally blowing my mind right now, Rachel! I had NO idea you could spray paint burlap - that is so cool. Obviously, the color you chose is amazing and I love that these napkin rings are perfect for spring and summer too. Loving and pinning as always, CoCo


Monday 4th of April 2022

CoCo, I really appreciate this.


Saturday 2nd of April 2022

What a great DIY! It's adorable!


Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Stacy, I appreciate this.


Thursday 31st of March 2022

Your napkin rings celebrate spring! Your tutorial makes them look achievable.


Thursday 31st of March 2022

Angie, I'm so glad you like them. They are easy to make.

Patty B

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

Such a cute- clever idea. Thanks for sharing!


Thursday 31st of March 2022

Patty, I'm so glad you like them.