In this post: If you’re looking for fall or Thanksgiving napkin rings but don’t want to spend a fortune, check out these super easy acorn and leaf DIY napkin rings.⇒
I don’t use power saws.
Sometimes I’m absolutely blown away by the DIY projects I see other bloggers doing. They’re out there building furniture, tiling bathrooms, putting up shiplap.
And me? Not going to happen. While I do paint furniture and make my own printable graphics, DIY projects in our home are generally pretty simple and never involve power tools.
Today I’m going to share with you a super easy simple project that really dresses up a fall table. I was looking to add some autumnal elements to my table setting without going out and purchasing a full set of napkin rings that could only be used this time of year. I like to change it up for every dinner party and so my interest is flexibility. And when you’re also cooking a whole meal, that leaves very little time.
How to Make DIY Napkin Rings
The first step is to select a simple napkin ring base that you will be dressing up. I started with basic silver napkin rings. I liked that the wrap design made them look different on one side than the other, allowing for more versatility down the road. I also wanted something with thin enough strands to be able to wrap decorative elements around, without the wires being obtrusive.
Next I found some inexpensive burlap leaves with covered wire ends. These look great when mixed with a burlap tablecloth, which you can see on my table below.
I found brick red acorn bits with similar wired ends. Mine came in packages of eight for just a few dollars, but you can find many options. I’ve linked some below.
I gathered my pieces together and did some overlapping to see what layout I wanted. I decided to go with one acorn nestled over a leaf, and wrapped the wires around the centermost section of the metal rings.
To avoid seeing clumps of wire, I just wrapped each piece twice around the rings and tucked the extra wire around the back. This would make them easier to take apart for their next use, as well.
You can see them on my autumn table – unique napkin rings that match my theme, for next to nothing in time and money to make.
And not a power tool in sight!
Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Resource List
To get the look, click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options.
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