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Elegant DIY Fall Napkin Rings Using Dollar Tree Supplies

DIY fall Napkin Rings Burlap Napkin RIngs made from a paper towel roll and dollar tree supples

Happy “almost” fall everyone! Today I am sharing my “new”  elegant DIY fall napkin rings I made using an empty paper towel roll and some supplies from Dollar Tree. These napkin rings are probably one of my favorite DIY Dollar Tree projects!  Once I finished them I couldn’t wait to share them with you here on the blog. They are so easy and quick to make, and only cost about $1.25 each.  Take a look at this literal “trash to treasures” project! *This post contains affiliate links.


DIY Paper Toll Roll Napkin Rings Elegant Inexpensive Napkin Rings Burlap Twine Fall Napkin Rings


I am participating in a Fall Tablescape Blog Hop this week so as I was getting ready for my post I realized I needed some pretty napkin rings to go with my new Pottery Barn napkins. I had looked everywhere for some napkin rings but couldn’t find any I liked. That’s when I decided to make my own, and I am so glad I did! Not only did I save lots of money, I also just love these napkin rings!


Here is a sneak peak of my early fall tablescape that I will be sharing on Friday. You absolutely cannot tell that these napkin rings are made from, well, repurposed trash! I am really excited to share my whole table with you in more detail, so be sure to stop back by on Friday when my post goes live. (Update:click here to see my Harvest Fruits Early Fall Tablescape post!)




DIY napkin rings paper towel roll

This beautiful and elegant burlap napkin ring is really just an empty paper towel holder cut to size with some burlap ribbon hot glued around it and a cute charm and twine embellishment taken off a candle from the Dollar Tree! I started looking on Pinterest for napkin ring ideas and saw some tutorials for DIY napkin rings using empty paper towels. I decided I would just make some simple ones with burlap and maybe some twine tied in a little bow.


Luminessence Autumn Scented Pillar Candles

Dollar Tree


When I found the candles at Dollar Tree with the little charms, I knew they would be perfect for embellishing my napkin rings. I purchased several candles so that I could make four napkin rings and have a few extra candles for fall decor too.


Anytime I am shopping at Dollar Tree I try to stock up on any crafts supplies or decor that has French country or farmhouse makeover potential.


Burlap and Metallic Foam Pumpkins, 4 in.Dollar Tree Burlap Pumpkin


Last year I shared my painted Dollar Tree DIY Shabby Vintage Burlap Pumpkins, and I can’t wait to use them again this year in my fall decor.


Gorgeous display of shabby chic brocante burlap chalk painted pumpkins on ironstone platters fall decor shabby chic fall decor ideas



Floral Garden Burlap Ribbon, 9-ft. Spools



Floral Garden Burlap Ribbon


I spotted this wired burlap ribbon and it was the perfect taupe color to pick up on the leaves in my napkin. Best of all it was just the right width for a napkin ring and the ends won’t fray like plain burlap. Easy peasy!



To make these beautiful napkin rings you will need:


  • 1-2 empty cardboard paper towel rolls which will make 4-8 napkin rings.
  • 1 roll of burlap wired ribbon (9 feet) will make several napkin rings.
  • Dollar Tree candle with metal leaf and jute twine embellishment
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun



Dollar Tree



Begin by wrapping the ribbon around the paper towel roll to mark the width of your cut. You might have to slightly pinch the cardboard just a bit while cutting but it can be straightened back out.  Cut 4-6 napkin rings and set them aside.



Simply wrap the burlap ribbon around the cardboard and hot glue the overlapped ends to make a seam on the back. Do not leave any excess ribbon overlapping the seam.



Remove the rope twine from around the candle and cut it apart in the back. It will be too big to fit the napkin ring. This particular twine is stiff so you can’t really untie it easily and tie it around. It is better to cut it to size and then glue the ends on the back seam.



I stretched the twine around on each side tight and pressed onto a fresh bead of hot glue on the original seam. Once it was secure and tight around the napkin ring and stuck in the glue, I cut off the excess twine at the seam. Be sure to use sharp scissors, because it has a tendency to fray.



Here you can see that the inside of the napkin ring is cardboard, once you place the napkin inside the ring you will never see the cardboard. With this particular tight woven burlap ribbon you can’t see the cardboard underneath either.


DIY Paper Toll Roll Napkin Rings Elegant Inexpensive Napkin Rings Burlap Twine Fall Napkin Rings

The charms were tied on to the candles in a bow, but on the first one the bow came undone and it turned out to actually be three separate pieces of twine that were somehow tied together to make the bow, but I couldn’t get it back together. I kind of thought the bows covered up too much of the charm anyway, so I decided not untie the rest of the charms and instead just snipped off the loops of the bow to make them match the first one I made. Once you have secured the twine and charm, voila! Super easy and elegant DIY fall napkin rings!




DIY fall Napkin Rings Burlap Napkin RIngs made from a paper towel roll and dollar tree supples

I am really pleased with how these napkin rings turned out, but I think I am even more excited to realize that now I can easily make my own custom napkin rings for any occasion. I already have some other ideas for different napkin rings which I will share here on the blog. I will be keeping my eye out at the Dollar Tree for cute ribbon and any other little items that can be repurposed this fall.  I have some other posts coming up next week featuring amazing fall Dollar Tree decor so be sure to check back or subscribe by email to see more.


If you love fall decor and fall tablescapes then don’t miss the hop that is going on right now! You can find all the links to the hop in my Harvest Fruits Early Fall Tablescape post.


Have you ever made paper towel roll napkin rings? I love hearing from you, dear readers!

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  • Reply Marty Oravetz

    What a great idea. I need to make a trip to the Dollar store

    September 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Great ideas! I love the natural elements.

    September 5, 2018 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Cute, cute, cute. The candle embellishments take these napkin rings to higher level than leaving them plain.


    September 6, 2018 at 3:44 am
  • Reply Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows

    You’re so smart!! I love the way you gathered up inexpensive items here and there AND you recycled something that would have gone in the trash. You came out with beautiful napkin rings. I just might have to do this too. 🙂

    September 6, 2018 at 7:49 am
  • Reply Debrashoppeno5

    The napkin rings are so pretty. Dollar Tree is a great resource for craft supplies, Love the napkins too.

    September 6, 2018 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    I have so much beautiful fabric lying around, and here’s a brilliant idea for making my own napkin rings. Where’s my glue gun!?! Thanks, friend…a beautiful tutorial for a smart decor item.

    September 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Mary

    Brilliant Amber! I’ll be shopping with new eyes on my next trip to Dollar Tree 😉

    September 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    I absolutely love them Amber! I almost stopped at the dollar store today. Darn! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    September 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    I love these ideas, Amber and your tablescape preview is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

    September 8, 2018 at 9:59 pm
  • Reply Ariana

    What an awesome and simple craft! I love these charms and what you did with them (and your pumpkins – I’m adding that to my “to craft” list as well)! Thanks for sharing!

    September 13, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Tank you so much for stopping by. Have fun with your craft list!

      September 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Jodie Fitz

    LOVE good dollar store finds. Great ideas…
    Thanks for sharing at last week’s Reader Tip Tuesday. We hope to see you at this week’s party. xo

    September 19, 2018 at 5:03 pm
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