Celebrate the warmer season with these festive floral napkin rings. Using a few succulents, fresh florals from the garden, and a few other supplies you can create these pretty accents to upgrade your tablescape. And they’re perfect for the formal or informal backyard get-together.
What Events Do You Use Napkin Rings For?
You can use napkin holders for any event because they are an excellent way to quickly style the dining area. Use them in events including:
- Dinner parties
Any occasion is an excellent reason to use napkin holders.
How Do You Use A Napkin Ring?
There are different ways to use napkin holders. How you fold the napkin to fit the ring will probably depend on the type of event.
But you can simply pinch the napkin in the center and pull it through the ring.
Proper table etiquette implies that once your food is served, you should put the napkin on your lap, and the napkin ring goes up to the left side of your tableware.
How Do You Make flower Napkin Rings?
This straightforward and quick project will easily transform a dining area.
First, decide which flowers and plants you want to use for the arrangement. You can choose from various plants depending on the theme of the event.
Then, gather all your supplies. You can collect most of the items on the supply list below at a local craft store or supermarket.
Once you have your flowers and supplies, you’re ready to start crafting.
What can you use to make napkin rings?
There are various materials you can use to make holders for your napkins. From fresh flowers to leather, you can use all kinds of things to make rings, including:
- Fake or fresh flowers
- Pine needles
And more. You can use just about anything to make napkin holders.
Supplies for Floral Napkin Rings:
- thin flexible floral wire
- thick gauge floral wire or metal ring
- floral tape
- wire cutters
- succulent clippings
- flowers in various colors and sizes
- cloth napkins
- fabric ribbon
- floral scissors
Instructions to Craft the Floral Napkin Rings:
Step 1: Bending
Start by measuring and bending a ring around your napkin with a thick gauge floral wire. This will be approximately 2-3 inches in diameter.
Step 2: Succulent flower
Start with a succulent or larger thick stem flower for the center of the ring. Cut a succulent head off the plant and cut a small piece of wire.
Step 3: Wire
Insert the wire into the bottom of the succulent and cut off a piece of tape.
Step 4: Wrapping
Wrap the floral tape around the base of the succulent down to the floral wire to secure the succulent in place on the wire.
Step 5: Mini bouquet
Wrap the wire from the succulent around the wire ring to secure the succulent in place. This will serve as the center of the mini bouquet you will create at the top of the napkin ring.
Step 6: Center head
Cut off florals towards the center head of the flower. Bring in florals towards the base of the succulent and wrap them around the ring, securing with tape as you continue to add more to the your little bouquet.
Step 7: Adding flowers
Continue adding flowers away from the center until the mini bouquet at the top of the ring is full. Real houseplant flowers are great to use for a fresh decoration. But fake flowers will last if you want to reuse them.
Step 8: Add ribbon
To finish off the napkin ring and to make it easier to fit the napkin through the ring, add ribbon to the finished ring. Start by wrapping at one side of the ring and continue wrapping around the ring until you reach the top/center again. Secure in place with a pin or tape if needed.
Slide the flower napkin rings around your cloth napkins and use to add a little elegance for a spring table or dinner parties. Make these early in the day or a day ahead of time and store in the fridge to keep fresh!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
Are napkin rings still used?
Yes. Napkin holders are commonly used as decorations for events and gatherings.
What are napkin rings called?
Traditional napkin holders are also known as serviette rings. They were used for practicality and not just for decorations.
Are napkin rings necessary?
Before there were washing machines, everyone had their own napkin ring to identify which napkin was theirs until the napkins could get washed.
Where can you buy floral napkin rings?
If you don’t want to make your own you can always buy them from your local craft store or online retailers.
These lovely floral napkin rings are great because they’re customizable, and you can use them for any occasion.