Valentine’s Napkin Rings
I like to add a little romance to a Valentine’s Day dinner with pretty napkin rings but never wanted to buy them for just one night. I came up with an easy and inexpensive solution. I love to reuse household items so I created napkin rings from a paper towel tube. I covered them with ribbon and accented them with red cord and heart rhinestones. The finished napkin rings are sturdy enough to be saved for next year and only cost pennies to make. The object of your affection will marvel at your attention to detail. Be creative and make your own designs with pieces of leftover ribbon and accents you have on hand. Send me pictures of your completed designs…I would love to post them.
- Wrapping paper or paper towel roll
- 1-1/2 inch wide red satin ribbon
- Red decorative cord
- Heart rhinestones or buttons
- Craft glue
1. Cut a 1-1/2 inch piece of the paper towel roll.
2. Cut a piece of the ribbon the length to wrap around the paper towel roll piece plus 1 inch for overlap.
3. On the wrong side of the ribbon, fold over ½ inch of the ribbon end and glue for a finished edge.
4. Apply craft glue to the back of the ribbon and wrap it around the paper towel tube, overlapping the raw edge of the ribbon with the finished edge.
Optional: Repeat this process to line the inside of the ring. Lining the inside of the ring will produce a more sturdy and durable napkin ring and also give it a nice finished look.
6. Wrap a piece of the cord around the center of the ring and tie a double knot. Apply a small amount of glue under the knot and under the cord in a few spots to secure.
7. Cut the tails to matching lengths and tie knots at the ends.
8. Glue the heart rhinestones onto the center knot and ends of the cord.
9. Slide the ring over a napkin for a beautiful Valentine’s presentation.