4 Beaded Napkin Ring Ideas For Your Next Holiday Dinner

The Holidays are almost here. Add a little extra love to the dinner table. These napkin ring ideas are a great way to give your next big meal some personality. They are the perfect accent to that fantastic dish set that comes out on special occasions. Vary the colors or beads on these project ideas and you can have a napkin ring set for every holiday.

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Beaded Napkin Rings for a Holiday Table - Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah 

Designer Jamie Hogsett 
Skill Level Beginner 

Even though we're all grown up, my brother and I still stay at our mom's house every Christmas eve. And, every Christmas morning, while we watch Elf, my brother makes biscuits and gravy for us while my mom and I wrap the rest of the packages that we'll take to our huge family gathering later in the day. It's one of my favorite parts of the holidays because we're all laughing together in our pajamas and my brother is a darn good chef.

My mom likes to set the table and make it as festive as possible, so it was with her in mind that I created these napkin rings. They're a great last-minute gift idea that can be used year-round for any meal and are quick and easy to make.

Soft Flex Craft Wire 22-gauge in Purple, Amber, and Peridot
Soft Flex Craft Wire 18-gauge in Purple, Amber, and Peridot
15 assorted 6-18mm glass  beads, 5 each in purple, orange, and green

Nylon Jaw Pliers 
Flat Nose Pliers 
Round Nose Pliers 
Chain Nose Pliers 
45mm mandrel (bottle, toilet paper roll, etc.)


Finished size: 45mm diameter, plus beads

Step 1: Use 3" of purple 22-gauge wire and 1 purple bead to form a wire wrapped dangle. Repeat four times, wrapping each bead in a slightly different way with wire spirals or by varying the type of wire wrap. Set aside.

Step 2: Use 24" of purple 18-gauge wire to wrap around the mandrel three times. Use flat nose pliers to bend the longer end of the wire up 90 degrees from the mandrel. Wrap the shorter end of the wire around the longer wire three times. Trim the shorter wire end. Use the other end of the wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the five dangles formed in Step 1.

Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 using amber wire and orange beads.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 using peridot wire and green beads.

Craft Holiday Napkin Rings For Thanksgiving Dinner 

Designer Sara Oehler 
Skill Level Beginner 

Here is another great video on how to make special napkin ring holders for a holiday meal. In this project I focus on Thanksgiving, but you can personalize your napkin ring holder for any event - weddings, Christmas, New Year's Day, Easter, etc. I especially like the metal stamped option shown above. I didn't show this exact variation in the video, but I think that it turned out SO CUTE. The stamped pendant could be taken off of the napkin ring and given to each person as a gift after the dinner too!

Above, you will see the option shown in the video. Any charm will work. I imagine a sweet fall leaf, acorn or cornucopia charm would be gorgeous for Thanksgiving.

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DIY Wire Wrap Napkin Rings

Designer Kristen Fagan 
Skill Level Beginner 

Wrap up these twig inspired wire napkin rings for your Thanksgiving day gathering or gift them as a "thank you" for this year's holiday hostess!

Soft Flex Craft Wire 18-gauge Vintage Bronze - 40" per napkin ring
Mix of Gold Tone  Tierracast Spacer Beads
Mix of  Czech Glass in Brown, Green and Burgundy
Two Tone Champagne Colored 3 Cut Czech Glass Beads

Nylon Jaw Pliers 
Chain Nose Pliers 
Tube to wrap wire around (I used wrapping paper tube)


Step 1: Cut 40" of Craft Wire. Use your nylon jaw pliers to smooth out the wire. Wrap wire around the tube 6 times.

Step 2: Remove from the tube, take the short wire end and using your chain nose pliers wrap the wire tail around one of the loops to secure the ring.

Step 3: Now use the long wire tail and feed it through the ring. Zig zag the wire up and down adding in two or three beads on every other pass. I found that if my wire was even slightly bent some beads had a hard time passing through. Using my nylon jaw pliers to smooth out the wire before stringing the beads helped in most cases.If you happen to run out of wire, you may easily add more by wrapping the end of a new wire piece around one of the ring wires and then continue zig zagging up and down and adding beads as you were.

Step 4: Continue until you have used most of the wire and wrap the wire end around the ring to secure.

Many wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

4th of July Sparklers Napkin Ring Set

Designer Lynda Musante
Skill Level Beginner


Soft Flex Craft Wire 20-gauge Non-Tarnish Silver - Approx. 46"
6mm Blackened Finish Crystal  Squaredelles - 24 pcs
6mm Blackened Finish Sapphire  Squaredelles - 24 pcs
6mm Blackened Finish Siam Ruby  Squaredelles - 24 pcs
3mm Clear Fire Polished  Beads - 96 pcs

Round Nose Pliers 
Chain Nose Pliers 
Nylon Jaw Pliers 
Italian Flush Cutter 
Paper Towel Tube


Step 1: Use Flush Cutters to cut 22 inches of Soft Flex® Craft Wire from the spool. Put a slight bend in the wire at 4" from one end. Place the bend on the top of the paper towel tube and wrap the wire around the tube three times, so there are three wraps on the back of the tube. Anchor the wraps by crossing the loose end of the wire with the other end right against the tube (refer to Fig 1 below).

Step 2: Use Flush Cutters to cut two 6 inch lengths of wire. Use the round nose pliers to bend one length in half. Insert one end of the wire under the center of the wrapped wire on the tube and cross the ends of the bent wire and bend them down across the first wire to create a cross. Repeat with the second wire, to create a star (refer to Fig 2 to position the wires). Slide the wire off of the paper tube.

Step 3: Use one of the wire spokes to string two 3mm clear Fire Polished Beads, one 6mm Blackened Finish Sapphire Austrian Squaredelle, one 6mm Blackened Finish Austrian Crystal Squaredelle, one 6mm Blackened Finish Austrian Siam Ruby Squaredelle, and two 3mm clear Fire Polished Beads.

Step 4: Grip the end of the wire with the round nose pliers and rotate the pliers to bend the wire end around the end of the pliers. Remove the round nose pliers and grip the bent wire with the tips of the chain nose pliers. Rotate the chain nose pliers to begin forming a flat spiral (See photo at the top of the page).

Step 5: When the flat spiral is at the base of the last 3mm clear Fire Polished Bead, use the chain nose pliers to bend the spiral back one quarter turn (See photo at the top of the page).

Step 6: Repeat Steps 4 and 5 with remaining five wires.

Step 7: Repeat as needed for quantity of napkin holders desired.

Step 8: Slip in a red, white or blue napkin and enjoy!

Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.

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Blog contributor Thomas Soles is the Trade Show Coordinator for Soft Flex Company. His favorite stones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Tom Selleck's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at [email protected]