Last month I was bitten by the crafting bug. After spending some time in the craft store, my mind kept spinning with ideas. When I stopped by the Dollar Tree and spotted a package of six silver napkin rings for only a $1, the wheels started turning on how I could dress them up a bit. It is amazing to me how much a single napkin ring can cost in stores. Last year I used these pretty beaded napkin rings for my Thanksgiving table, and I loved how they sparkled on the table. I already had some beaded wire garland at home so for less than $2 worth of materials, I was able to these six DIY beaded napkin rings for the holidays.
This is all you need for this project. That is it. (Some scissors area also needed, but you get my drift.) I had these completed in less than 15 minutes.
plain silver napkin rings (dollar store)
acrylic bead wire garland
hot glue gun with glue (optional)
Cut off a section of beaded garland so you have approximately 5 or 6 beads. Wrap beaded garland around the center of the napkin ring, making sure to stretch a section with no beads along the back. (I was able to get it to just fit along the back, with one bead on bottom and one on top on the front.) Then wrap the beads around each other with the wire until they form a cluster and are secure on the napkin ring.
The beads will stay together, but they can slide along the front of the napkin ring. I used some hot glue to secure the garland in the center of the ring, but this is optional. Once the napkin ring is on the napkin, they should stay put without the glue, but you may need to adjust them each time.
If you can’t find any acrylic beaded garland like the one shown, beads can be hot glued as a cluster on the front to create similar look.
You can also create a beautiful napkin ring for year round or other occasions using different colors of beaded wire garland. I found a few on Walmart, although they were certainly more expensive than the Christmas wire garland I picked up from Michael’s. Look in your favorite craft and fabric stores for more options!