Two festive napkin rings around napkins

How to make festive napkin rings

Hold napkins in place for the Christmas dinner table with these rings made from leftover wrapping paper, cardboard tubes and foliage.

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For this craft, you will need:

  • 1 cardboard tube from a roll of kitchen paper
  • scissors
  • leftover Christmas wrapping paper
  • glue
  • foliage or other decorations (we used dried oranges and holly)

Total time:

plus drying

Step 1

Carefully cut the cardboard tube into four 4cm-wide rings using scissors, then set aside.

Step 2

Cut leftover Christmas wrapping paper into four 9 x 15cm strips, then use these to cover the rings. Secure the wrapping paper on the inside of the rings using glue, making sure the inside is smooth and flat. The paper should overlap in the middle to completely cover the rings.

Step 3

Glue decorations over the paper joins. Leave to dry for at least 1 hr before slipping the rings over napkins. Will keep for 4 hrs on the table if using fresh foliage.



You can use marble-effect paper from this paper chain project to cover the napkin rings instead of wrapping paper, if you prefer.