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Quick Napkin Rings

What you will make:

Having a party or a family gathering or a holiday get together? Follow these simple steps for a quick way to make colorful napkin rings. Use the rings to add a festive touch for Thanksgiving or any special or themed occasion.

This project requires few materials and is great for family, classroom or group craft time. No advance preparation is needed.

Related craft: For more napkin ring ideas, check out the Thanksgiving Napkin Rings craft project!

Here's what you need:
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue stick

This project is rated VERY EASY to do.

How to Make Quick Napkin Rings

Read all of the steps before starting.
Step 1: Select Paper

Start with decorative paper, or one of Aunt Annie's digital paper downloads, to match the theme of your party and a coordinating piece of solid color cardstock, computer, art or construction paper.

Tip: For an even simpler napkin ring, use one of these printable sheets of paper ribbons or Thanksgiving and fall napkin rings.

  • Hearts
    ePaper: Pen 'n Ink Hearts Paper Ribbon
  • Halloween
    ePaper: Halloween Ribbons
  • Thanksgiving
    ePaper: Thanksgiving Ribbons
  • Christmas
    ePaper: Christmas Dots Paper Ribbon
  • Dots
    ePaper: Dot Painting Paper Ribbon
  • Circus
    ePaper: Circus Paper Ribbon
  • Spring
    ePaper: Spring Dots Paper Ribbon
  • Weavings
    ePaper: Latvian Designs Paper Ribbon
  • Tiles
    Arabic design digital paper ribbon, blue-green
  • Tiles
    Arabic design digital paper ribbon, red-orange
Tail Napkin Rings
Printable for napkin rings with fanned turkey tails
Leaf Napkin Rings
Printable for napkin rings with fall leaves

Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The Adobe Reader is available for free.

All of Aunt Annie's project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4). When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.

Step 2: Cut

For each napkin ring, cut a ¾" by 6" paper strip from decorative paper and a 1¼" by 6" strip of the coordinating solid color cardstock or paper.

If you are using one of the paper ribbons, simply cut a 6" strip, border-to-border, and cut a strip of coordinating solid color cardstock or paper that is ½" wider than the decorative strip and 6" long.

Tip: You can omit the solid color backing for a super quick napkin ring, but it will be less sturdy.

Step 3: Glue

Glue the decorative strip down the center of the solid color strip. Next, form the strip into a ring. Glue the ends of the ring together where they overlap.

That's it! Your napkin rings are complete!
Thanksgiving napkin rings

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Before you start:
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to do the project.
  • Think about the project. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.

Are you ready?
Okay, get started!!!

Leaves with veins drawn using markers

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Tip: See the Thanksgiving Napkin Rings craft project for how to make silvery napkin rings.

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