Want to make some quick and easy, and very pretty, napkin rings?
I didn’t have much time, and didn’t want to go out shopping for any supplies, but needed wanted some fun napkin rings for a small dinner party we were hosting.

Don’t know where I got the idea..but I took a paper towel roll and cut it into about 2″ sections.  What to put over it? I tried several papers, layers of yarn and string, and then discovered this great burlap “ribbon” in my supplies basket.


My original idea was to do a real “fall” look, thus the leaf.



Then I found this new ribbon from World Market which I have wanted to use…



A few of my supplies.






An inside look.


Here’s a short video tutorial, glue gun and all!
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They won’t last forever (they ARE cardboard, after all) but they do the trick for an evening!

The supplies you will need are:

~paper towel cardboard center tube
~glue gun
~2″ (or whatever width you choose for your cardboard base) ribbon or twine
~small piece of greenery
~decorative ribbon for embellishment

You could also try overlapping different ribbons or twine. Or try printing out each person’s name in various fonts and sizes, but the paper to then wrap around the cardboard tube. Lots of possibilities, and, as you know by now, I am not a big DIY’er but somehow this quick and easy project appealed to me. It worked beautifully!