DIY Fall Napkin Rings: A Unique and Personal Addition to Your Table

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DIY Fall napkin rings are a unique and personal way to add a touch of autumn to your Thanksgiving table. It will add charm to you tablescape. It is a great way to save money, as you can make them for a fraction of the cost of store-bought napkin rings.

In this post, I will teach you how to upcycle an old plain napkin ring into something beautiful for the fall. It is a easy project and you may have items on hand.

A group of six Acrylic Napkin Rings on a cutting mat.

Let me show you how to create something beautiful from old plain acrylic napkin rings. I see plastic and acrylic napkin rings a lot at yard sales and thrift stores. These acrylic napkin rings, I had them for ages and never use them. It was time to transform them into something pretty for my table.

They are perfect for a DIY fall craft project. Let’s create something beautiful with them for a Thanksgiving table.

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DIY Fall Napkin Ring Tutorial

There are many different ways to make DIY Fall napkin rings, and the possibilities are endless. I am using wooden leaves to embellish my napkin rings. Other options would be a small pinecone, miniature dried pumpkins, felt, ribbon or some paint. Gold leaving is fun to do as well.

No matter what materials you choose, your DIY Fall napkin rings are sure to be a hit with your guests. It is a perfect way to show your creativity. A perfect way to add a touch of warmth and charm to your table.

Supplies for DIY Fall Napkin Rings, acrylic napkin rings, jute twine, scissors and hot glue gun.

Supplies For The DIY Fall Napkin Rings

  • 6 Acrylic or plastic napkin rings
  • Jute Twine
  • 6 Embellishments – small pinecones, pumpkins or wooden leaves
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step 1. Wrapping the Twine

DIY fall napkin ring using Jute twine wrapped around old acrylic napkin ring.

First, you will need to a piece of jute twine to 170 inches or to your deserve length. Next, add a dap of hot glue to the inside of acrylic or plastic napkin ring. Place the tip of your jute twine into the hot glue. I use a pencil to push it into the glue. This way, you do not burn your finger.

Begin to wrap the jute twine around the napkin ring tightly. You should make sure that you have none of the acrylic ring showing.

Jute twine wrapped around old acrylic napkin ring.

You can see it is wrapped tight as you go around the entire ring.

Step 2. Finishing The Napkin Ring

To finish, you will tuck the jute twine to the inside of the ring. Trim off any extra twine.

Add a line of hot glue and with a pencil push the end of the twine into the glue. The raw edge should be hidden. Be sure to push it down to adhere well.

Use a hot glue gun to attach your materials to the napkin rings. This is the easiest and most effective way to ensure that your napkin rings are durable and will stay together.

Add a dab of hot glue to the front of your napkin ring and place your embellishment. I have used a leaf. You can paint, stain or leave your leaf plain. I love the natural look of it.

The Finished Fall Napkin Ring

Beautiful fall napkin rings with twine and wooden leaf, easy craft project.

No matter embellishment you choose for your napkin ring, they are sure to add a touch of uniqueness and charm to your table. You will have something handmade and better than what you find in the retail store.

Look how lovely the napkin rings look on my table. Be sure to look for plastic or acrylic napkin rings the next time you are thrifting.

If you do give this tutorial a try, I would love to see it! You can send me a photo at to share in one of my newsletters.

Hope you have a wonderful day, sweet friend.

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  1. Tammy
    I love unique tableware and these napkin rings are adorable. I plan to share a link on Sunday’s DRA.

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