Earlier this year I tried decoupage for the first time and now I am trying it on everything, even paper towel rolls! Join me to see the latest paper towel roll napkin ring craft.
Were you here when I made these decopauge blue and white grand millennial inspired ornaments? I had supplies left over and thought it would be fun to make something coordinating.
I did a search to get some ideas for blue and white napkin rings, but mostly found vintage or second hand items.
Here are some of the best examples I came across:
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To make this project even more fun, I teamed up with a few friends to share some holiday inspiration for a Holiday Hop!
They all have really beautiful homes and different styles.
You will find the links to their lovely posts at the end of the article.
The large sheet of paper is from The Paper Source and it is sold by the sheet. They have so many pretty options.
The little square is a paper napkin that I didn’t end up using. Maybe another time.
And the paper towel rolls make this a great upcycle craft!
Do you need special glue for decoupage?
I use Modge Podge, which has held up well. 3 parts Elmer’s Glue-All diluted with 1 part water would also work, but I haven’t attempted it. There are other glue brands for decoupage crafts as well, but I haven’t tried any.
Mark Size of Napkin Ring.
Mark off how big you would like your napkin rings. I use a napkin ring I already have as my guide.
What surfaces can you decoupage?
Just about any surface can be decoupauged (is that a word??). In addition to cardboard, terra cotta, wood, glass, metal, tin. It doesn’t hurt to test an item before going full force on a project.
Cut the Cardboard.
Use a blade like an Exacto knife or similar to cut the cardboard into rings.
Measure Paper to Fit the Napkin Ring.
Some decoupage techniques use bits of scrap paper overlapping. Since I am working with a small surface, I chose to use a solid piece of paper.
What materials can you use to decoupage?
I’ve only tried paper napkins and the craft paper above. Wrapping paper, card stock, even some cottons and linens can be used. Once again, trial and error is the way to go! Test a small sample to see what sticks and how well.
Apply the Modge Podge.
Opt for a paint brush that will provide smooth application, like a foam brush.
I lay scrap paper down when I do this step to prevent the Modge Podge from creating a mess on the work surface.
Tip: make sure to cover the inside of the ring too!
How many layers of Modge Podge do I need for decoupage?
At least two, but up to five or six coats for a smooth coating.
Do you have to seal decoupage?
Modge Podge has a built-in sealant, but for extra protection and waterproofing, use a varnish or polyurethane.
Napkin Ring Ready for Christmas!
Adding a sprig of fir from our Christmas tree and a plaid runner, makes a festive Christmas table setting.
Of course this print can be used for any other occasion too, like the napkin rings in the Valentine’s table setting shown below.
Napkin Rings Valentine’s Edition
I found the paper for this version at a shop here in Seattle. It contrasts with the pale pink linens so well.
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Now lets see what the friends put together!
Crystal of Sweet Valley Acres created a super unique wreath.
Marieza of Home With Marieza made a super cute Christmas village from scrap wood.
Melba of Cocoon Raw shares her idea for DIY candle holders that you will love.
Thanks for reading Paper Towel Roll Napkin Ring Craft! Hope you visit my casa again soon!
This is brilliant Marie! I loved your previous project and this one is beautiful also! thank you so much for putting together this blog hop, it was so much fun.
Thanks Melba! I’m happy you were able to join in. Your candle holders were turned out so good.
I love this so much, Marie! You know my weakness for a dash of chinoiserie. Thank you for organizing our blog hop!
Thanks Marieza! I had a feeling you might be a fan. Happy you joined in! Your village is so charming ❤
I’ve only done decoupage twice but now I’m re inspired to do more of it too!
Thanks for stopping by! Painting on the Modge Podge is very therapeutic ☺️
Wow! This is beautiful. Decoupage has been on my list of things to try for a long time, your post has given me the inspiration I need to try it!
Thank you Jayne! Hope you do try! Have a great day.
These are so beautiful and easy. I need to make some soon.
Thank you so much! Would love to see how yours turn out Janet. Happy you stopped by!
Marie!!! This is such a fantastic idea! So creative and inexpensive! I am always looking for new napkin rings and now I will be making them like you did!!! Thank you for sharing and hopping along with me on this blog hop!
Thanks Crystal ! It’s a fun project to do when you want a specific pattern. I’m so happy to do this hop with you and see what you created.
Your napkin rings are so pretty and you can enjoy using them in any season.
Thanks Paula! Yes, I love when an item is versatile ❤
Oh. my. Gosh!!!! For real??? A napkin ring?!?! Marie!! This is genius!!
☺️ thank you! I’m glad you like them!
This is so brilliant, Marie! Seriously need to make some of these now
Aww thanks Elle! You’re so sweet. 🥰 Happy you like them.
What a fantastic idea! So many options with this DIY!
Thank you! You can really tailor it to any occasion. Thanks for reading!
Thank you so much! Gotta love a project with options. Have a great day!
Marie they look beautiful! I think I am going to make some plaid ones.
Thank you so much! Plaud will look so chic! Thanks for reading ❤
Love these! Limited only by the designs you find! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! You’re so right. Happy you stopped by!
Love having napkin rings for all occasions. And they can be quite pricey. Keeping this idea.
This is such a fun DIY! Pinned for craft day.
I’m glad you think so Libbie! Thank you!!
These napkin rings are beautiful. I love them!
Thank you! Happy you stopped by!
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This is a cute idea and I love how it turned out.
Oh thanks so much!! Thanks for reading ❤
So pretty! Great idea for the holidays
That napkin paper is genius!
What a great idea! I love to decoupage and this is a great way to customize Christmas napkin rings and can’t beat the price too. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂
Thanks so much!! I’m so glad you like the idea. Have a wonderful day!
These turned out great, no one would ever guess they were made from a paper towel holder!
Thank you! Ha ha the secret is out.
Oh WOW you made this? It came out do good!!
Hi there! Thanks so much for reading! So glad you like what I made 😊❤
Omgoodness, the napkin rings are so pretty!! You would never guess they were made from a paper towel roll. The paper is so gorgeous!
Thank you! It’s a fun way to switch up your look 😊
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What a beautiful and easy project to make! That gorgeous blue and white paper is perfect for every day or a special occasion. Thank you so much for linking up at Whimsy Home Wednesday!
Thank you! Hope you’re having a great day! Looking forward to linking up this week 💙
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I love this craft idea, Marie! I am so excited to feature it at this week’s Tuesday Turn About link party. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks so much Lynne! I’m glad you liked this craft. Thanks for hosting!
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