Patriotic Napkin Rings

I’ve been searching for wooden napkin rings for months.  Why wooden?  Because I can customize them with paint to make them ‘mine’.  Store bought ones are okay, but when I get a project in my head, nothing else will do.  (I like to have my napkin rings match my tablescapes.)

Finished Napkin Ring..-close up

This was so easy to do, and here’s how I did it:


I found these at Michaels, and I was so happy.  I don’t know if it’s a new item or not, but I know I’ve never seen them there before.  As usual, I base coated them with white acrylic paint, inside & out.

Wooden Napkin Rings

I especially liked the way it’s sectioned off in 3s.

I added a second coat of paint, and let it dry.  Then I set about painting each section with different colors.  Since it’s close to the 4th of July, naturally, I used red, white, and blue.  It worked out very well to paint one color at a time, and let it dry before going on to another color.  That way you won’t smear the first color.

Painted Napkin Rings

I put the napkin rings on a cardboard tube that was from aluminum foil.  (it’s thinner than the paper towel rolls)  Then I balanced the tube on a box & spray painted them with some Krylon Clear Coat, turning it when I got a section painted.

Clear Coat

Doing it this way was very easy to paint all sides without waiting for one section to dry.

These were so easy to do, and it’s exactly what I wanted.  Here it is used in a table scape.

Flag Place Setting

Happy Creating everyone!



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