Thanksgiving Napkin Rings DIY

I have never in my life hosted Thanksgiving dinner.  In all honesty, I’m terrified to cook a turkey and have it not come out right.  And with my luck in the kitchen, that is a real possibility.  But, I am trying to overcome that fear so that one day (in the very far future) I can host my very own Thanksgiving dinner.

Because I’m a planner, and because I feel like I need to do at least one Thanksgiving craft this year, I decided to make themed napkin rings and put them away for any future holiday dinner I may host! I don’t know why I’ve never attempted to make these before because they are so easy and give such a nice personal touch to a holiday table.  If you have kids you can even get them involved in picking out the materials to use for this project!  Fun for the whole family, am I right?

Thanksgiving Napkin Ring

This project cost me nothing and was so easy to make!  Here’s how to do it.


  • Gather acorns in various sizes
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Twine
  • hot glue
  • double sided tape
  • cloth napkin

Fold the napkin like an accordion.  You could probably fold your napkin any way you want for this, but an accordion reminds me of a turkey.  So…that’s what I went with.

Wrap your twine around the base of the napkin and tie it tightly in the back.  I wanted a nice thick ring so I wrapped it about 10 times.  It’s all personal preference though!

Attach the acorns to the twine using hot glue.

Grab a few pieces of Fall themed scrapbook paper and make a name tag.  I looped another piece of twine underneath the twine ring then hole punched the tag to attach it to the napkin.

Thanksgiving Napkin Ring

Make a small bow using your ribbon and then use hot glue to attach it to your name tag.

Thanksgiving Napkin Ring

And there you go!  What an easy way to bring a bit of homemade goodness to your Thanksgiving table.

Do you like giving personal homemade touches to your table during the holidays?

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Teresa is a stay-at-home housewife and an amateur photographer. She spends all her free time cooking, crafting, organizing, and studying photography, and loves a hot cup of coffee, a good book, and Disney animation. Her creative side came alive five years ago when her mother-in-law got her interested in designing homemade cards, and it's been a fairytale romance ever since! Besides crafting she loves to travel with her husband Chris, and Disney World has quickly become their favorite vacation spot. They try to go at least five times a year and love sharing their experiences and tips with others. Crafty Wife was started in 2012 as a way to share crafting triumphs and failures, but it has grown into a place where she can share all her hobbies and interests with others (which, are a lot!).

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