Looking for a seasonal DIY project to spruce up your holiday meal place-settings? Try these easy-to-make nature inspired napkin rings. You’ll only need a few materials and can customize to fit your theme.
- vine covered floral wire
- floral tape
- assorted ornaments (faux leaves or berries, feathers, twigs, etc)
- wire cutter
- something round for forming spiral
How to make seasonal napkin rings
Unwind some floral wire and flatten it so it’s easier to measure. Cut a 14″ piece with your wire cutter.
Next wrap both ends of the wire with some floral tape to cover up the blunt ends. Floral tape is easily torn, and stretching it makes it sticky and malleable. Add more as needed until your satisfied with the look. Remember that the shape can be formed with your fingers and you can always add more later.
Select the ornaments that you’ll be adding to the ring. Holding them next to a rolled up napkin can give you a good idea of the sizing and how much to use. Trim ornaments to fit the size you want.
Using a small piece (1″-2″) of floral tape, wrap the stems/leaves/twigs to keep them held together. Keep in mind that this part that will be covered up and attached to the wire so it doesn’t need to look perfect.
With your piece of floral wire laying flat, find the middle. Lay your wrapped ornaments at the center and with more floral tape begin wrapping to attach to the wire.
It should look something like this.
Now using an object about the diameter of a rolled napkin (I used a small paint bottle), wrap the floral wire around to form the shape. One half of the wire should go above the ornament and the other below.
And there you have it! A nature inspired, seasonal napkin ring.
Make a whole set for all of your place settings and maybe a couple extras for those surprise guests.
I made these about 6 years ago for my mom from an idea given to me by a past coworker. Thanks Michele!
Where you inspired to make your own napkin rings? I would love to see them! Share in the comments below.