You don’t have to spend a fortune to have lovely napkin rings from Mother Nature. With a few basic materials you can make napkin rings out of cinnamon, grapevine, grasses, sprigs of rosemary, thyme, lavender, pine, or many other herbs and natural elements. Add twine and raffia for an organic, understated twist on your napkin rings. They’ll add a natural design element to your holiday or picnic table.
Here are our top ten examples of natural napkin rings, many with tutorials. Feel free to use them as a jumping-off point to complement the features of your particular decor or party theme. Mix and match elements. Add name tags to turn napkin rings into place cards. Use ingredients from your own garden or whatever is available depending on the season. You’re sure to create napkin rings unique to your table.
The folks from Homepolish used cinnamon sticks and evergreen twigs to make these gorgeous Twine Napkin Rings. The rolled linen napkins looked lovely when combined with seasonal clippings.
Westie, Art & Garden put pine sprigs into cinnamon stick then added a red gingham ribbon for a festive napkin ring. There are several other holiday craft ideas on this blog post that would accentuate your natural napkin rings.
The Straight Stitches blog has a great tutorial on making these Cinnamon Napkin Rings. They could be used in the fall, at your Thanksgiving table, and even on your Christmas table. The cinnamon scent is an added bonus.
There’s no tutorial for this sophisticated napkin ring from Elements of Style, but you don’t need one. Just garnish your napkin with a sprig of rosemary and a ribbon.
Go one step further with your rosemary sprig and make it into a wreath. HGTV has simple instructions to make this Rosemary Wreath Napkin Ring.
SFGate blog provides instructions on how to make Herb Napkin Rings using wire and herbs from your garden. They suggest one herb per wreath. You could use rosemary, thyme, or lavender. They’re all pretty and smell so good.
Scroll down the page on The Scent of Flowers blog post to see lots of ideas using herbs and flowers to decorate for a wedding. This lavender and thyme bouquet is secured with twine for a chic addition to any table.
You And Your Wedding provides a tutorial for this Herb Napkin Ring. They used beads and eucalyptus along with sprigs of herbs. The floristry tape and wire not only secure the greenery, but form the napkin ring too.
Better Homes & Gardens adds personalized pendant frames to turn their napkin rings into place cards. I especially like the shock of wheat. They would be perfect for your Thanksgiving table.
An Inspired Kitchen decorated for a beach themed party by adding small sea shells to store-bought grapevine rings. Just think of all the things you could add to those inexpensive grapevine rings depending on your party theme.
Most of these napkin rings from nature were added to napkins that were rolled instead of folded. I especially like the natural colors and the linen-look napkins. Bright Settings carries napkins in 157 fabrics with hundreds of colors. Call 800-327-6025 to speak with one of our experienced sales consultants. We’ll be happy to help you choose the perfect napkins for your special table.