Simple Holiday Napkin Rings

Use ingredients from your kitchen to whip up beautiful and inexpensive table napkin bling!
This recipe calls for the cardboard tube from your paper towel roll, a pat of tinfoil, a few raffia 'noodles' and a pinch of hot glue. Make them simple, or....


glam them up!


To make the basic raffia napkin rings, click HERE for instructions {featuring a beautiful fall version}.

In this version, aluminum foil is the star of the show. The silvery sparkle is perfect for the holidays. I've crimped it into a fine, waffle-like texture... 

...and cut my own 'rickrack' from the resulting tinfoil 'cloth.'  Get the full tutorial for making tinfoil cloth and rickrack by clicking here. For the simple holiday napkin rings, I just hot glued the rickrack to the basic raffia napkin ring base.

Take these to the realm of fabulous by using a circle punch on the tinfoil cloth, and a dove punch on white cardstock. Adhere them with hot glue, but CAREFUL! The tinfoil will amplify that heat!! 

Natural, joyful, holiday sparkle that's not over-the-top.


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14 comments:

Karel said...

What a simple yet elegant idea. Love the use of the everyday household items.

Lori said...

Your napkin rings are fun and sparkly! Won't they look pretty on your table? So glad you joined Visions of Sugarplums!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful and fun! Your napkin rings are fabulous. I love the bling!

Dee

Katalina Jewelry said...

Another fabulous idea! You're really goin' to town with them, Christina! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Ira said...

Brilliant idea to alter paper towel rolls! Raffia is such a lovely material to work with. Don't know how you got your aluminium to be so precise, it looks fabulous!

Tanya said...

these are beautiful! I love that I already have everything and my daughter could help. I also love the look of the aluminum foil, looks so cool how you used it.

Linda R. said...

Those are so pretty what a great idea..

Hugs, Linda

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, these are fabulous!!! And I love your tin foil designs!

Regina Easter said...

simple but oh so BEAUTIFUL.....i love your style

Lori said...

Simplicity at it's best! These are gorgeous, and using common household items is brilliant.

Mika said...

What a great project! I need to make some for my Holiday table. Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn said...

These are SUPER cute.. I LOVE it.. Very creative and festive for the seasons.. Please PLEASE link via Pin'Inspirational party today.. So cute..

Cynde said...

I Absolutely love your napkin rings. The tin foil is brilliant. Love how you got everything so uniform. The doves are so great. I found my mind spinning with ideas. Like corn husks that you make tamales with, would be great too. You could cover the tubes entirely. All the stores now sell them. Along with rafia and aluminum foil you can make anything I think. So Fun...Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

So pretty. I like using handy materials for projects, and these napkin rings are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this project.