DIY Napkin RingsOff late it seems like we haven’t made any DIYS for the house (What a travesty!). Maybe because we’ve been almost completely focused on Halloween and Diwali (the holiday season can get hectic. I’m not even thinking about Christmas). It’s also been a while since we last made napkin rings. So I thought this was the perfect opportunity to combine the two. With that in mind, we started working napkin rings which are super easy to make and look great with any place setting!

homemade napkin rings

Cost: low

Time: 30 minutes


  • Foam Sheet
  • Scissors
  • Single Punch
  • Corner Punch
  • Coloured String
  • Black marker

how to make napkin rings


  1. Start by cutting 4 strips of the foam (4 x 10 cms). If you have thick napkins, you can increase the dimensions to 5 x 12 cms.
  2. Place the corners of each strip in your corner punch and round the edges.
  3. Next, make a marking at 2  cms from the sides of each foam and punch holes on the markings. Push the single punch inwards completely, so you’re equidistant on either edge.

make napkin rings

The foam by itself was looking a bit plain, so before the final step, we coloured either side of each strip with a thick black marker. However, you can decorate it any way you like. Just keep in mind, that foam soaks ink and paint. So, you’re going to need at least two coats of ink or paint.

4. For the final step, cut two 8 cm lengths of ribbon and loop them on either end of the strips. I like to use ribbon, as if it’s misplaced you can replace them. Keeping the rings intact.

With that, your napkin rings are ready to assemble and use!

Easy to make napkin rings tutorial

red napkin with rings

There are two ways you can do this, depending on how your napkin rings have been decorated. If your napkin rings are like mine, quite simple, then simply roll the napkin and tie the ring around it. With the ribbons facing upwards.

On the other hand, if you’ve worked all around the napkin ring, you should really showcase it! In that case, roll the napkin and tie the ring facing backwards. Right over the edge of the napkin.

Napkin Rings Craft Idea

handmade craft idea napkin rings

Did you like this tutorial on How to make Napkin Rings at home? If you make them, don’t forget to share them with us, using the hashtag #tccrafts, so we can see and share your work! 🙂