Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sew and Tell: thanksgiving napkin rings

I haven’t decided how I want my Thanksgiving table to look. Should I go with a more formal look with a white crisp tablecloth or a colorful and casual feel?

I made two sets of napkin rings and I’ll need to decide which ones I’m going to use.

For the first set I used a brown pinstripe suiting fabric for a tailored look.

The second more casual set was made with a beige cotton fabric.

Napkin rings are easy to make and can be just the finishing touch for your place settings. All you need are paper towel or bathroom tissue rolls, fabric and embellishments.

  1. Cut your paper towel rolls – I cut mine to 1-1/4”.
  2. Cut out a piece of fabric long enough to wrap around the roll and wide enough to tuck into the inside of the roll.
  3. Mine measured 2-3/4” x 5-1/2”.
  4. Glue your fabric onto the roll with fabric or craft glue. 

Add your embellishments and let dry.

 I still have to decide which set I’m going to use but deciding how to set your table is part of the fun. 



  1. Those are gorgeous! I love both but the berries are my favorite. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  2. I love how classic, simple and elegant these turned out! Plus, I'm always on the look out for projects using scraps and supplies I already have on hand. Thanks for a great idea for my Thanksgiving table!

  3. These are so beautiful. I love them both. I am going to make these for Thanksgiving myself!! Great idea. Love it!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my Gifts from the Heart Linky Party. I will be featuring this idea tomorrow (Friday). Please stop by and grab a Feature button!!

  4. I loved the idea and I posted on my blog, ok?

  5. Great job on those! My vote is for the brown one! :)

  6. well finally!! I've been saving paper rolls hoping someone would show me how to make napkin rings! Great jog with fabric. I could use some from my give-away pile of clothes. I've made some decoupaging paper, but I like the fabric so much better.

  7. I love your blog. I am following from Brazil! See you.


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