How to Make Easy DIY Napkin Rings for Mother’s Day

Do you want to make DIY napkin rings for Mother’s Day? This post shows you how to make some napkin rings which can be given as a gift.

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I love all of the holidays between Easter and Labor Day.  Primarily because they are a great excuse to celebrate outside and enjoy warmer weather.  Specifically, you can set a table and eat outside! With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it would be a great time to show you how to make some easy DIY napkin rings that you can then give to your Mom/Grandmother/Step Mother/ Adopted Mom. These floral napkin rings can be used at almost any holiday table and they add style to the dinner table setting. 

Before we get started, I should share that I love having a table setting for any holiday.  Especially one that includes cloth napkins and fresh flowers.  All the better if the table is located outside.   Having your own napkin rings, that are unique, makes all place settings special. When your table looks special, it makes your dinner guests feel welcome and appreciated.

So let’s jump into making this DIY project.

Easy DIY Napkin Rings

It sounds obvious, but the first thing we need to do to create these easy flower napkin rings, is gather our supplies.  Most of these supplies can be found at your local craft store.  However, for your convenience,I have provided amazon links where possible.  

Supplies for napkin rings


  • Mini grapevine wreaths . Mine were about 3 inches in diameter with 2 inches of space in the center. 
  • Small Dried flowers (I used preserved Glixia) Here are similar flowers. You can also use faux flowers. 
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Silk ribbon. I use silk yarn made from recycled saris which come in a variety of colors.
  • Napkins.  These linen napkins are my favorite. 

Gather your supplies and plug in your hot glue gun.  I used a small hot glue gun for this project since I was working with a small surface area.

small hot glue gun

It took about an hour to make 6 napkin rings  and the process is completed in two easy steps.

Attach the Dried Flowers

Gather your mini grapevine wreaths, which will be used as the form for your napkin rings, and the dried flowers. Using small dried flowers works best for this project.  

I cut a small bunch of flowers with 1 inch stems and then tucked them into the grapevine wreath.  Periodically, I applied a dab of hot glue to ensure the tops of the flowers would stay in place. These miniature grape vine wreaths make perfect napkin rings.  I love their wild and natural form and they bring a natural element to the table.  

I applied the flowers in small bunches until about 2 inches of the wreath form was covered.  After each small bunch of flowers was added, I used a small amount of hot glue to ensure they would stay in place.  

Here is a TIP: when I was tucking in the stems of the dried flowers, I was careful to ensure all the stems were pointing in the same direction.  In this case, all the flower stems were inserted with the tips pointing to the right. 

After securing the dried flowers with a little dab of hot glue, I trimmed the stems so they were flush with the wreath form. 

As previously mentioned, you can use artificial flowers in the place of dried flowers.  

Also, if you don’t want to use the grapevine wreaths, you can use wood napkin rings, shower curtain rings, or even the cut up center of a toilet paper roll.  Simply hot glue dried flowers directly on to any of these basic napkin rings.

Attach the Ribbon

Once the flowers were attached and the stems were trimmed, I wrapped another 2 inches of the wreath form using the silk ribbon.  Specifically, the silk ribbon is a great way to cover up and wrap the areas where the stems from the dried flowers were located.  As previously mentioned, I used some recycled silk ribbon made out of Saris.  However, you can use any ribbon you choose.

wrapping the wreath with silk ribbon

After wrapping the ribbon around the wreath form, I simply tied it off and trimmed the ends of the ribbon. Repeat this process for the remaining napkin rings.

Completed diy napkin rings

Tah-dah!  Your napkin ring is now complete.  

Gifting your DIY Napkin Rings

Below are some photos of the completed napkin rings.  Feel free to pin these images to one of your Pinterest boards for future reference.

DIY napkin rings

These are fun to give as gifts, particularly if your Mom likes to have a special table setting. In this day and age where we buy everything -it seems more heartfelt and meaningful if you give someone a gift you made by hand. 

DIY Napkin Rings

Of course, you can also use these napkin rings at other holiday events, including at the thanksgiving table, Christmas table, or at a dinner party. You can use these napkin rings for many special occasions.

DIY Napkin Rings

You can also give the recipient a set of vintage or new cloth napkins which are the perfect addition to accompany the napkin rings.  I love to use these linen napkins.

Every time they use these homemade napkin rings, they will think of you. 

Finally, these napkin rings can also be used as place cards.  Fold the napkin flat, place the napkin ring on top and place the individuals name in the center of the napkin ring. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you find this is one of the easiest ways to create a beautiful table for Mother’s Day.  It’s also the perfect solution for making a gift for the Mom who already has everything.  If you like these types of simple projects that I share with you, please subscribe to my mailing list. You will be the first to receive these types of posts via email. You can also follow me on InstagramFacebook or Pinterest for more inspiration.

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  1. Napkin rings add a special touch to a table, and these are just perfect for Mother’s Day! The silk ribbon and dainty flowers pair beautifully together! I love them! Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are so cute and easy to make. I think I will have to go shopping and make some for Mother’s Day.
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  3. I love these Anna! I’ve been wanting to do something similar to this using my rosemary from the garden, but these are super adorable!!! You’ve inspired me. Pinning. XO- MaryJo

  4. These are so pretty, Anna! I love all the different layers of textures you added and the pop of color is fabulous too. I can definitely see using these throughout the summer season. Loving and pinning as always sweet friend, CoCo

  5. These are so pretty, Anna! How perfect for setting a beautiful Mother’s Day table! I am excited to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Thank you so much for sharing!

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