Christmas Craft: Festive Napkin Ring Ideas

We saw our niece and nephew sing at church tonight and it. was. wonderful! There’s something about little ones signing & singing songs about Jesus that always makes me teary. Speaking of Christmas and fellowship, if you’re hosting a family dinner and you’re looking for some inexpensive and easy ways to snazz up your dining room/kitchen table, how about giving your napkin rings some bling?

All you need are some plain napkin rings…

…a hot glue gun, glue sticks, and some “holiday bling” from the arts & crafts store…

Everything in the photo above was marked 50% off, and Kevin and I had a ball putting them together today. Of course we had to name them all too.

“Bingle Jells”

“Flutter By”

“Mistle. Yo.”

“It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a napkin ring!”

Kinda pretty, huh? Or is it weird to have a bird nesting in the middle of your plate right before you eat off of it? Anywho…these next ones aren’t quite as…uh…………….these next few don’t have eyeballs.

These little adhesive-backed poinsettias went on especially quick…

(You could probably even make these if you wanted to get really crafty. They’re just made out of felt and corn kernels.)

I call it: “I want some spaghetti-a, under my poinsettia”

Remember, there are no mistakes in festive napkin ring-making, so just have fun with it!

PS- The hot glue blobs under your embellishments will peel right off, so you can go from holi-day to every-day, whenever you’re ready to switch ’em up!


Dear Kevin:

Thanks for hanging out on the scoop-side of a spoon with me today!

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  1. says

    Thank you, Thank you! I bought some of those little nests at Hobby Lobby hoping to make them into napkin rings or place card holders or something but wasn’t quite sure how! Can’t wait to try it now!

  2. Kathy T says

    The napkin rings are so pretty -I can’t even pick a favorite -I really like the jingle bells -couldn’t you see that with a room full of first graders :-)
    You two are just the cutest couple I always enjoy what you to have created !

  3. says

    How fun, Layla!!!! My fav is “Bingle Jells”!!! Your posts are always so much fun and lighthearted – and I’m always leaving with some sort of wonderful idea! Thank you – and Kevin – for just being YOU!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  4. says

    Oooh I love all of these! Thanks for the idea. I’ll definitely have to try them, especially since you can peel them right off, need be. Thanks again!

    haha, love the Twilight reference :)

  5. says

    These are so, so cute! Thanks for the great ideas. I love the peppermint one the best, but the butterfly is adorable!

  6. says

    Love the one with the bells!
    I really want to make some of these now for our Christmas- But a few errand on Saturday and I was still empty handed for napkin rings! Guess Ill do a little scrounging around and if push comes to shove I’ll try wrapping some wrapping paper rolls in foil. :)

  7. says

    SQUEEEE…these ideas are great. I had ordered place card holders online and they won’t ship until January..DUH. I think I am off to the dollar store to find napkin rings and make some Bingle Jells with a little touch of Twilight!!! Thanks for the inspiration…

  8. Di says

    What are the napkins rings made out off. Not the items you put on them, the actual napkin rings?