DIY Napkin Rings Free Printable

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Make these easy DIY napkin rings for your family gatherings! Use the free printables to dress up your table at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

place setting with cloth dinner napkin and liberty blue plates

Today I’m here with a very fun project…and making these DIY napkin rings is so simple that anyone can do it. All you need are a few readily available supplies, and a printer. This family-friendly craft qualifies for the big 3: easy, fast, and cheap!

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supplies to make free printable napkin rings

Supplies Needed

thanksgiving napkin rings free printable

Assembly Instructions

For the Rectangles

  • Download the PDF, and then print your desired template. Just fill out the form at the end of the post, and I will email the PDF directly to your inbox.
  • Cut out each rectangle, just inside the border line.
  • Carefully punch holes on both short sides of the rectangles.
  • Cut as many lengths of ribbon as you need napkin rings. Each piece of ribbon should be 1o inches long. You want to have an ample length of ribbon so you have plenty of room to snip the ends neatly.
  • Lay a ribbon piece on a flat surface lengthwise. Place the folded or rolled napkin on the ribbon.
  • Take a paper rectangle and carefully poke the ends of the ribbon up through the holes on each side. Pull the ribbon tight, but do it very gently so you don’t tear through the hole.
  • Snip the ends of the ribbon so they are equal length. Tuck a piece of fresh greenery behind the rectangle.
  • You can definitely put these DIY napkin rings and napkins together a few days in advance of your gathering. Pine, rosemary, and thyme dry nicely. I made the ones pictured in this post about a week ago, and the rosemary has dried a bit, but it still looks lovely. 
free printable thanksgiving napkin ring

For the Circles

  • Download the PDF and print the page with the circle tags.
  • Cut out the circles just inside the border line.
  • Punch a hole in the top of each tag.
  • Using twine, string, or very narrow ribbon, attach the tag to your rolled napkin.
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More About the Template

Included in the 6-page PDF is the following:

  • Page 1: Thanksgiving sentiments in a cursive font.
  • Page 2: Thanksgiving sentiments in a classic, serif font.
  • Page 3: Thanksgiving sentiments on a round tag.
  • Page 4: A blank template that you can personalize with your own names or sentiments.
  • Page 5: Christmas sentiments in a cursive font with festive graphics.
  • Page 6: Christmas sentiments in a classic, serif font with festive graphics.

a fun no sew project!

DIY Cloth Napkins

Make these DIY cloth dinner napkins from budget-friendly linen, and give your table a classic and upscale vibe. The more these napkins are washed, the better they look!

How to Get the Napkin Ring Template

Fill out the form at the end of the post, and I’ll send the PDF with the templates straight to your email inbox. You will also receive new post updates, special offers, giveaway announcements, and more. *Current OSP subscribers should go ahead and fill out the form and I’ll send the printables right away. My email company makes sure that you don’t get duplicate subscriptions.

free printable christmas napkin ring with ribbon

Make your table beautiful!

DIY Napkin Rings For The Holidays

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  1. Delma Williamson says:

    These are so fitting for the occasion. We have a”Women’s Retreat and will also honor our pastor. We have a fall theme and these templates will work perfectly.
    Thank you for all your beautiful ideas and sharing them with us.

  2. These paper napkin rings are such a wonderful idea!! Every year I host a wonderful gourmet cooking group and use lots of Christmas dishes and glasses, but after using holiday metal napkin rings I realized we had too many people at the tables and not enough room with all the glassware and silverware to keep using them. I will definitely use the template and make them up this year to save for next year!
    Thank you again for a fabulous idea!

  3. Thank you so much for the napkin ring templates! So festive!

  4. Ann, Are these blue plates new? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them before. They are beautiful.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      No…I’ve had them for years and years. I still love them, and use them every day!

  5. I love using you free printables, they are so beautiful.

  6. I can’t wait to make the napkin rings and napkins. So pretty

  7. I have been using these beautiful napkin rings for a few years now. They look wonderful in a dough bowl centerpiece filled with pine cones when not being used. Thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful ideas and recipes, I look forward to every one of your posts!

  8. These were so easy to make and they looked beautiful on our formal Thanksgiving table!

  9. Maria McGovern says:

    I came across your website while I was looking for ideas for my Thanksgiving table. I know have a favorite “go to” when looking for entertaining ideas!

    Happy Holidays!

    Maria McGovern

    1. Maria McGovern says:

      Oops! Mistake in spelling! Meant to type now!

  10. MRS MILLER says:

    Printing mine now on a maize cardstock :D Can’t wait to use them. Thanks so much!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day.

  11. I am looking for a way to make a unique place card- I am going to use this idea!
    Thanks for the inspiration

  12. Marijean Jenson says:

    I love those napkin rings ! Simple enough I think I will actually have time to do these ! Thanks Ann.

  13. Thank you,I love these.With lots going on at the holidays theses are fast little piece of love.

  14. Belinda Arevalo Castillo says:

    Absolutely love these napkin rings!

  15. Ann Drake says:

    Another great idea…wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy your family!

  16. Ann, these are absolutely perfect! Exactly what I have been looking for! You always amaze me with your beautiful projects and your generosity in sharing the printables. I look forward to making these and know they will be the perfect touch on my Thanksgiving table.

    Blessings to you!

  17. Marilyn Craighead says:

    Simplicity at it’s finest! This is going to be prefect for my Thanksgiving table!
    Thank you!!!

  18. Ann, you are my hero!!!! I love your sweet,clever ideas that are so uncomplicated yet provide a big impact in decorating! This one rocks!

  19. Just simple,elegant and so lovely.

  20. Barbara Mossbarger says:

    Beautiful and so easy too! Thank you, Ann, for sharing your ideas with everyone. I always look forward to your emails. You get right to the point, show a great deal of humility and grace in all your posts. Thank you for being there for us….

  21. Diane Smith says:

    Simple and beautiful. Ann, sometimes I think that you don’t realize how much we appreciate what you do. Your blog is lovely! THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO!

  22. I love them. Easy and tasteful.

  23. Linda Charlton says:

    These are the cutest.

  24. Thank you Ann for the finishing touch for my Thanksgiving dinner. You make such lovely things and we, your followers, are so blessed that you share these lovely things with us.
    Bountiful blessings for you and your family during your Thanksgiving festivities.
    Greatful, donna

  25. Sue ~ The World of Suzy Homemaker says:

    These are so simple and delightful, Ann, and beautifully photographed. Just gorgeous! Sue x

  26. Kristine Puzel says:

    During one of my stints as a waitress (back in the 70’s!) I learned how to fold napkins so they sit up in a little triangle shape. I have folded my very pretty rust — actually copper-colored — napkins every Thanksgiving for years….but this is a wonderful idea, and I am going print out template and make these! Thank you for this beautiful and simple project!

  27. very simple looking, which i happen to like….and very simple to make…thank you

  28. Oh how cute! Love this idea, will be using it for sure. Thanks for sharing.