Sunday, December 9, 2012

"N" is for Napkin Ring Placecards

Paint: napkin ring placecards two ways

A napkin ring makeover:

1. chalkboard for the kids table

2. jingle bell placecard holders for the adults:

These napkin rings started out as 8 'presents' that were really dated:

And now:

Gee they look similar to Santa's belt:

I sliced the large red holders in half for less bulk and double the rings (except one broke on the saw) so now I have a total of 11 napkin rings.

Any cardstock will work, use names or photos to mark places at the table:

Here's how to make the placecard holders:

1. Pull off ribbons, slice red holders in half and sand:

2. Paint white holders all white then mask off edges with painters tape:

3. Paint black chalkboard paint in middle portion only.
Pull off tape and using chalk marker write names on black chalk paint:

4. For the red holders paint all red, sand edges and stain:

5. Predrill tiny hole at center top for wire holder:

6. Use 20 gauge beading wire to make circular holder:

7. Wrap wire around circular object:

8. Stick end of wire through hole:

9. Bend end against inside of holder and hot glue to cover entire wire.

10. Add ribbon and bell:

I'm linking up to:


Christmas Crafts @ Shanty 2 Chic
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now
Dare to DIY @ Newly Woodwards
DIY Show Off DIY Holiday Highlights

TDC Before and After


  1. Wow!! Huge up-dated improvement! They look fantastic!

  2. They look wonderful. What a great idea! Pinning this one. :) Megan

  3. Love the Napkin Rings! Great job and thanks so much for sharing :)

  4. Hi Jaime
    Love these! You transformed cugly napkin holders into adorable ones. My favorite one is the chalkboard rings. So so cute. I enjoy altering the mundane into beautiful treasures also.

    Happy holidays!

  5. These are amazing! I love that you transformed something a bit dated and made them so modern and fun for today. Awesome job. I love how you used the wire as a place card.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY! It'd be great if you'd link back to one of the four hosts!

  6. These are so cute! I love the idea of double duty napkin rings with the place card holder built right in! Awesome idea :)

  7. These are beautiful! I'm trying to build a new link party Monday Makeover for Your Table geared to all things "table" related. Today is the first day. Would you please consider sharing your fabulous project on my blog A Humble Creation? (I found you through the Dare to DIY challenge).

  8. These are such a great craft!!! Love the ones with the wire especially! Thank you so much for linking up!

  9. these are great, jaime! love the built in place card holder!

  10. I love the chalkboard ones, you've already got two of my kids names so send them over *jokes* Lovely thanks for sharing

  11. Those are so cute! Now I'm on the hunt for old napkin rings. I never thought to try to makeover those. Thanks for sharing!
    Brandy @ Home Sweet Here

  12. How cute are those! And what a fantastic way to update some old, worn out napkin rings!

    Love them!

  13. Love the modern update!! Thanks so much for joining the Dare to DIY!

  14. How pretty! So much more modern and fun!

  15. I do hope you did not throw the 12th ring away... use some Elmer's glue or any wood glue, sand it and paint it.... use it for your place setting... no one will know but you.