For the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to Bentonville, Arkansas for the annual Walmart Moms holiday trip. Not only do I get to hang out with some of my best blogging friends for a couple days, but we get an inside peek at all of the hot toys, fun crafts, and cool holiday decor that will be making an appearance in Walmart stores.
One of my favorite sessions is always the one hosted by the folks from Better Homes and Gardens. I can always count on them to share some gorgeous and creative holiday decor ideas!
My favorite project from the most recent trip was learning how to make napkin rings. These beautiful DIY Christmas napkin rings will dress up your holiday table in no time at all.
I’m excited to share with you all how to make napkin rings, too! First you’ll need to gather your supplies — I picked these all up at Walmart in the holiday decor and craft departments:
Here’s what the back of the clip-on ornaments look like… As you can see, they each feature an sturdy alligator clip, which means you can easily attach them securely to the branches on a Christmas tree. However, we’re going to use them to attach the ornaments to our homemade napkin rings, for a fun and festive look on a dime!
You’ll start by carefully cutting your empty toilet paper rolls in half with an X-acto knife.
Next, you’ll cut a length of the wide decorative ribbon that will wrap around the cardboard tub with a little overlap. Using a dual temp hot glue gun, attach one end of the ribbon to the tube. Continue wrapping, while adding glue every so often, and finally secure the ribbon with additional glue where it overlaps itself.
Finally you’ll use the X-acto knife to cut a slit in the middle of the napkin ring where you can attach the ornament using the alligator clip.
One spool of ribbon will make dozens of these simple DIY napkin rings, and at just $1.48 for the clip-on ornaments, they make a fantastic party favor for your guests! Walmart carries a large variety of styles and colors, so you can use this same method beyond Christmas for New Year’s, as well.
What fun holiday crafts have you made this year?