Holiday Napkin Rings For Every Occasion

Delight your dinner guests with some handmade napkin rings. These delicious adornments are perfect for holiday table decor. Make every meal special. We have Christmas napkin rings, Thanksgiving napkin rings, Independence Day ideas and more! Feed your guests a lovely helping of beauty and a hearty meal!


Set your table with your finest dishware and add a little holiday sparkle. You are going to love these wonderful napkin ring ideas. You can change the color of your bead stringing wire or Soft Flex Craft Wire and make these holiday table accents perfect for every holiday!

Holiday Napkin Rings For Every Occasion

Beaded Napkin Rings for a Holiday Table - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Fourth of July or Anytime!

Beaded Napkin Rings by Jamie Hogsett


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.

Beaded Napkin Rings by Jamie Hogsett

Materials
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

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

Instructions

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

Craft Holiday Napkin Rings by Sara Oehler


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!

Craft Holiday Napkin Rings by Sara Oehler

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.

View this video on our YouTube channel.

DIY Wire Wrap Napkin Rings

Wire Wrap Napkin Rings by Kristen Fagan


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!

Wire Wrap Napkin Rings by Kristen Fagan

Materials
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

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

Instructions

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

Wire Wrap Napkin Rings by Kristen Fagan

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.

Wire Wrap Napkin Rings by Kristen Fagan

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.

Wire Wrap Napkin Rings by Kristen Fagan

Wire Wrap Napkin Rings by Kristen Fagan

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

Wire Wrap Napkin Rings by Kristen Fagan

Wire Wrap Napkin Rings by Kristen Fagan

Wire Wrap Napkin Rings by Kristen Fagan

Braided Napkin Ring

Braided Napkin Rings by Jamie Hogsett

Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
Econoflex Wire, .019 Diameter in Steel Blue - 27"
Econoflex Wire, .019 Diameter in Spring Green - 27"
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 3 pcs
22mm Blue and Gold Shiny Palm Tree Glass Button - 1 pc

Tools
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

Braided Napkin Rings by Jamie Hogsett

Step 1: Cut the wire into 9" pieces, for a total of 3 Steel Blue wires and 3 Spring Green wires.

Step 2: Use all six wires to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube about 3/4" from one end of the wires, and crimp.

Step 3: Divide the wires into three groups of one Steel Blue wire and one Spring Green wire. Braid the three groups until there is about 1" of wire remaining. Use all six wires to string 1 crimp tube, and crimp. Click here for crimping instructions.

Step 4: Trim half of the tail ends on both sides of the braid, so that there are three wires remaining. Use one side of the tail ends to string the button and 1 crimp tube. Use the other tail ends to pass through the crimp tube and the button. Snug the ring and crimp the tube.

Braided Napkin Rings by Jamie Hogsett

Beaded Craft Wire Leaf or Pinecone Decoration

These wonderful designs can be hung on the tree, added to gifts and table placements or just hung to give a space a little Christmas magic.

From Sara:

Make your own holiday ornaments using Soft Flex Craft Wire. These DIY wire pine cone or leaf ornaments are easy and fun! Using a WigJig to create this fun shape makes each one fairly consistent. You can use these as a traditional Fall ornament or decorate a table setting for a holiday meal for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Day. They make a gorgeous accent to a napkin ring holder. Multiples strung together would make a beautiful fireplace garland decoration. These wire leaves and pine cones can also be worn or gifted as a pendant or used in your next jewelry making project too.

Supplies:

Soft Flex Craft Wire - Silver Plated 18ga
Soft Flex Craft Wire - Silver Plated 26ga
WigJig Olympus Lite
Beads (choose some fun ones)
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Wire Whacker
Bead Nipper (Cutters)
Nylon Jaw Pliers

These tree leaf ornaments can be made freehand or with a WigJig jig board. If you decide to use a jig, you can make consistent shapes and sizes. This would be great for garlands or any perfectionist crafters out there.

Sara likes to use a messy wrap for projects like this. Homemade gifts look so good and comforting when they have a messy wrap. Sharp angles and over thinking this kind of project can give the finished ornament a sterile and store bought look. Messy wrap designs are also fun because every one of them is unique. They do not conform to a cookie cutter shape. They are organic and lovely.

Sara initially planned to just make leaves. But she found that when she added a ribbon to finish the leaf, it looked like a pine cone. How fun!. Choose some earthy beads and make a pine cone. Choose some green or fall colors and you have a leaf. Or get creative and go with red, green, and silver and make a holiday specific decoration. You decide. Projects like this are so liberating. You get the inspiration, but you can create whatever your heart desires.

These decorations are fun for Thanksgiving too. Give your meal a little holiday magic. These can be added to napkin rings or just given to your guests. Isn't that lovely? How fun would it be to get a cute keepsake when you go to Thanksgiving dinner? Your guests will not forget your kindness or your spirited gift.

We would love to see your handiwork. If you make one of these leafs or any Christmas crafts with Soft Flex Craft Wire or Beading Wire, make sure you post it to our Facebook group so we can all appreciate your artistry!

4th of July Sparklers Napkin Ring Set

4th of July Sparklers Napkin Rings by Lynda Musante


Designer Lynda Musante
Skill Level Beginner

Materials

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

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

Instructions

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).

4th of July Sparklers Napkin Rings by Lynda Musante

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.

4th of July Sparklers Napkin Rings by Lynda Musante

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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Thomas Soles

Blog contributor Thomas Soles loves Jazz Age writers and crunchy french fries. His favorite gemstones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Freddie Mercury's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com