DIY Coastal Napkin Rings

Next week I am hosting my first ever Blog Hop.  This will be five days of different bloggers bringing you their best in alfresco dining!  Summer is here and won’t be around for too much longer, so if you haven’t already done so, it is time to get outside and enjoy a meal in the great outdoors.  My alfresco tablescape will be featured on Thursday, but today I am letting you get a little glimpse of what might be in store.  I am going to show you how easy it is to make these DIY coastal napkin rings.Easy DIY Tutorial for Coastal Napkin Rings

Coastal Style Napkin RingsI always look at the toilet paper roll when it is empty and try to figure out how I can use it.  I often have thought of napkin rings, but it finally came to me as I was planning this tablescape.  DIY Napkin RingsSo here it is…toilet paper rolls, seashells and some hemp rope along with my hot glue gun were all it took to make those pretty napkin rings!  DIY napkin rings with a coastal vibeStep one was as easy as could be, I just took scissors and cut each toilet paper roll in half.  Anyone can handle this project!  Make your own coastal style napkin rings.

Making my own coastal style napkin ringsI began by tucking an end of the hemp rope inside the end of the tube and glued it there, then I just added a very little bit of hot glue and rolled the rope tightly around each cardboard tube.  When I got to the other end, I glued the end securely to the edge of the cardboard tube.  DIY Napkin RingsThere you have four of the rings with the rope secured to each one.  When you use a hot glue to secure the rope the entire tube gets much firmer and will not get bent out of shape.  DIY Beachy Napkin ringsThe final step was to glue a seashell to each napkin ring.  You can use this same idea and add all kinds of things to your rings, it doesn’t have to be a seashell.  Beachy or coastal style napkin rings.

There you have it, beautiful coastal style napkin rings!  I had the toilet paper rolls and the seashells so all I really had to buy was the hemp rope.  The spool of rope cost me $9.99 but I only used half of the spool so I created six lovely napkin rings for just about $5.00!  Are you trying to figure out what my tablescape is going to look like?  You will have to come back next Thursday for the big reveal!

alfresco tablescape blog hop summer 2016

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  1. Super cute, Chloe. I’ve been saving tp rolls to get around to doing this, and here’s your prompt. Love the seashell ornament on each. They look store bought!
    I’m looking forward to all the tablescape next week. 🙂

  2. Chole, Love your idea about the napkin rings. You have such wonderful ideas on your site. Keep up the great work. Thanks again. Gaye

  3. Chloe, Really love your website. You have such wonderful ideas. Love your crafty ideas,especially napkin rings. God Bless and have a wonderful day. Gaye A

  4. This is such a cute idea. I’m always looking for new napkin rings to change the look of my place setting and sometimes this can be quite pricey. I’m going to try this. You could embellish them with different things depending on the theme or season. Thanks so much for idea and the great instructions, I hope that you have a wonderful day, and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful tablescapes next Thursday!!!

  5. I like them. The hemp could be decorated with many things – seasonal objects to change the look – I have a beach theme at my house for the rest of the summer so this appeals very much to me. I’m also hosting a dinner tonight with a “western trail ride” theme, so could use something rustic like these and perhaps find little horsehoes, cowboy boot, etc. (even a cactus!) to glue on. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. I’ve seen similar ones at Pier One and they were quite pricey. Recycling the toilet paper roll opens up a world of possibilities. Thank you for sharing your creativity and this money saving tip.

  7. Those napkin rings are AWESOME!! I’m so excited that someone had such a great idea for toilet paper rolls!! I can’t wait to see your whole table setting.

  8. This is such a great idea!! It’s so simple, yet so pretty…there is always something to make from toilet paper roll (I love them). 🙂

  9. Fun, simple, and inexpensive = amazing! I would totally purchase these first because you just have to say coastal and I am there and second they look totally professionally made. Thanks so much for sharing and looking forward to the blog hop!

  10. Great napkins rings!! I love anything with jute!! Can’t wait for the big reveal 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at TaDa Thursday!!!

  11. Chloe, thank you so much! These are great! Love to find creative uses for tp rolls. But I’m not clear on where to apply the glue before rolling on the twine. Please advise.

    1. Thanks Carlin! I just used the hot glue in the beginning just inside the edge of roll, I started the rope just inside and then I added the glue onto the outside of the roll and pushed the rope tightly into the glue. Be careful, you can feel the heat from the hot glue on the inside, through the cardboard. I hope that answers your question, if you need more, let me know!

  12. How creative and environment conscious at the same time! This is a beautiful way to recycle. Such lovely napkin rings. I can’t wait to see your tablescape!

  13. You’ve elevated the lowly tiolet paper roll to new heights! I love the jute paired with shells for a coastal napkin ring. 🙂

  14. This is so pretty! I would have never thought of using TP rolls. They make such a beautiful table setting. I would love for you to share your projects with my link party, Totally Terrific Tuesday!

  15. Hahaha. Love this. I was so surprised when I saw it was toilet tissue centers that you started with but look where you ended up? These napkin rings are so understated and on trend. Love them. Thanks for sharing your idea.

  16. I really like these napkin rings, and want to thank you for the tutorial. They would fit nicely with the style I love and as along with everyone else, I never run out of bathroom tissue tubes. I’m glad I happened upon your blog!
    Very kindly, Dana

  17. Hi Chloe! Thank you for linking these napkin rings up this week. I chose them as my feature at Totally Terrific Tuesday becauseI think this is such a great DIY project! Please visit us again with more of your amazing projects.

  18. Chloe, I love this idea! I could make this project today as I already have the twine and of course, the toilet paper rolls (that’s a never ending resource!) Best kind of DIY: easy, cheap and effective. I know it goes beautifully with your Tablescape. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Designs.

    1. Thanks Carol! I have been scolded all over Hometalk that I should not use toilet paper rolls…I really didn’t think my bathroom was that dirty, but I will use wrapping paper and paper towel tubes in the future.

  19. Absolutely brilliant!! These are just beautiful, and I’m going to make some–thank you for the great idea.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  20. What a great idea, Chloe!! I am huge fan of recycling and have tons of TP rolls waiting, I’d love to make some of these!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration party, enjoy your week!

  21. These are fabulous. I want to make a lot of them with varying trinkets so all (about 20) of the people who come for lunch here can have their own napkin and ring. Not sure of the size cord you bought … 3mm? Thanks for sharing this (and I really don’t believe TP rolls are all that nasty; sometimes I think these warnings are just a little over the top).

  22. These napkin rings turned out amazing, Chloe! I love the coastal feel that you have added!! So clever!

    Thank you for sharing your brilliant project over at Waste Not Wednesday! We are featuring your project this week and can’t wait to see what awesomeness you share with us this week 🙂

  23. Squeeee… cute! I have been saving paper towel rolls just for napkin rings with 2 of my children’s weddings coming up. I have not had anything particular in mind yet. So thrilled to find this! Doing this now for my son’s rehearsal dinner which will be on the beach. Dollar Tree has the perfect shells for this that I am going to run out and buy. I love little extra touches that I can incorporate in events to make everything a bit more special and add a bit of flair.

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