Hey crafters!  I usually  skip the napkin ring section when I’m shopping at home decor stores because they tend to be overpriced or they don’t look very nice in general.  Before throwing my toilet paper rolls away, I decided to use them to make my own napkin rings with the craft supplies that I already had.  These simple, modern napkin rings, use a few supplies and cost me roughly $5 to make 10.  See how it’s done below:


  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Craft wood chips (or any embellishment topper preferred)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Painter’s tape
  • Hot glue and gun


Step 1: 

Paint the wood chips any way you’d like.  I decided to paint a strip of white diagonally across each one.  Set them aside to dry for about 10 minutes.



Step 2:

While the chips are drying, cut each toilet paper roll in to roughly 1 inch increments.  These will be the basis for the napkin rings.



Step 3:

Using a hot glue gun, wrap the rope around the napkin ring.  Be very careful with the glue as to not burn yourself.  Wear protective gloves if needed.  When you get to the end, cut the end of the rope and use the glue gun’s tip to press the frayed ends down.



Step 4:

You can stop here if you prefer not to have an embellishment at the top of the rings, which I think looks nice, or you can add the wood chip to the top.



Step 5:

Glue the wood chips to the top of the rings and set aside to dry.



Add these to your table as a minimal, modern addition to each place setting.  They are truly unique and can be a great conversation starter with your dinner guests.  Happy DIY!