This quick and easy tutorial for napkin rings will save you money and is done in under 5 minutes. Setting a holiday table shouldn’t push you over budget. Let’s do this – the budget friendly way.
I love a drop dead gorgeous table setting as much as the next person, but maybe you’re like me and seeing the extravagance of some of the holiday table settings on Pinterest makes your blood run cold. You and I both know those lovely florals, huge tureens and vases, and All The Things cost most than all the food combined.
I say we step away from the perceived perfection and simplify our tables this year.
Does that mean we can’t have pretty centerpieces or dishes or fun touches like napkin rings? Of course not! But let’s keep it simple. A few sprigs of eucalyptus, some gathered branches or small jars of inexpensive flowers in your favorite hues will do the trick.
So, let’s talk napkin rings. The first sneak peek of these napkins rings was over here, on my down-to-earth Thanksgiving Tablescape.
Let’s say you find a great deal on napkin rings and they’re only $3-$5 a piece. And let’s say you’ve got 16 people to serve. That’s $48-$80 just in napkin rings. I say no. way. We can both think of so many things we’d rather do with $48-$80. 🙂
Don’t worry – with just a few super-simple supplies and this easy tutorial, IGOTCHU. 😉
Napkin ring supplies you’ll need
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- Basic white cardstock (of course, you can do whatever color you like here – I chose white for simplicity’s sake)
- Paper cutter (which makes this project so ridiculously fast)
- Washi tape in a color or pattern you love
- Mini clothespins
- Fresh herbs of choice (totally optional, but fun)
Let’s make these together!
- Cut cardstock into 1″ strips, lengthwise. If you have one of these paper cutters, it’ll do the measuring for you (I show you how in the video at the end of this post).
- Cut washi tape into lengths long enough to run down the middle of each of your paper strips and apply, folding the ends under.
- Cut each long strip in half.
- Wrap one strip around each cloth or paper napkin (again, see video for the paper napkin idea) and secure with mini clothespin.
- Add fresh herbs, if you’d like. Or you can hot glue a tiny pinecone, acorn, or evergreen sprig to the top of the clothespins, too.
- Sit back and laugh at how fast and easy this was – and make plans for all the money you saved. 😉
More simple napkin ring ideas that’ll save you money
I thought I’d share these bonus ideas, too. You really can use just about anything…
- Butcher’s twine
- Small tags you’ve stamped
- Burlap ribbon
- The options are endless!
So this year, let’s make our own napkin rings (they’re so fun and festive, after all) – but let’s do it in a sensible, budget-friendly way. Wishing all the joy and laughter the season holds!
If you’re more of a visual learner, here’s my Facebook live where I walk you through the process, step by step.