Beautiful DIY Thanksgiving Napkin Rings (From Paper Towel Rolls)

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DIY Thanksgiving Napkin Rings are a great way to add a festive touch to your table. They can be used at a place setting for a beautiful formal dinner table for Thanksgiving or displayed on a fancy buffet table. These easy DIY Napkin ring ideas are not only simple to make but can be created very quickly with a few inexpensive items.

Rather than buying napkin rings, I created a more stylish and economical homemade Thanksgiving napkin rings from tubes cut from paper towel rolls, covered with ribbon, leaves and beads. They are an inexpensive and easy way to dress up your holiday table. This would also make a fun family Thanksgiving napkin ring crafts project. You can use scraps of ribbon and accents you have on hand.

Bronze napkin ring accented with a copper leaf and beads

DIY Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Bronze napkin ring accented with a copper leaf and beads

Beautiful Homemade Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Follow my instructions below to make my version or be creative and come up with your design for DIY Thanksgiving napkin rings with ribbon and decorative accents. They don’t all have to be the same. I looks even more beautiful if they all have a similar color them but are slightly different as shown below.

Paint flowers and leaves with metallic acrylic paint and accent with beads to make stunning Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Ideas.

Bronze napkin rings accented with a copper leaf and beads

Beautiful Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Ideas

Difficulty Easy


  • Paper towel roll
  • 1 inch wide amber or bronze ribbon
  • Metallic bronze elastic cord
  • Small autumn fabric leaves
  • Amber bead strips cut from a holiday pick (available at local crafts stores)
  • Small craft scissors
  • Craft glue

How to Make DIY Thanksgiving Napkin Rings (From Paper Towel Rolls)

  1. Cut a 1 inch piece of the paper towel roll.
    Cut paper towel roll and ribbon to make the napkin ring
  2. Cut a piece of the 1 ½ inch 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: For a tailored look, cut a piece of the ribbon the size of the inside of the tube. Apply glue to the inside of the tube and fit the measured piece of ribbon to the inside.
  5. Wrap the metallic cord around the ring 3 times and glue to secure. Cinch the cord on the front of the ring.
  6. Glue the leaf to the cinched part of the metallic cord. Attach the beads to the center top of the leaf.
  7. Slide the ring over a napkin to finish.

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