Pearl and Burlap Napkin Rings Tutorial

Disclaimer: This pearl and burlap napkin ring tutorial has been sponsored by burlapfabric.com. The craft is an original Moms and Crafters project.

Make these awesome pearl and burlap napkin rings using burlap ribbon from burlapfabric.com. They make beautiful, country chic or shabby chic table decor and are perfect for a rustic  wedding or any natural scheme

Whenever I set the table nicely, I love having napkin rings to pull things together. When entertaining, especially if it’s a large crowd, it’s important that my napkin rings be inexpensive and easy to make.

burlap napkin rings

I made these using burlap ribbon from burlapfabric.com. That website is every rustic crafter’s dream! They’ve got burlap everything… You can even match these up with burlap table linens from their website. They have fabrics and burlap in every color, shape and form. So while you make the napkin rings, they’ll provide the pennant to match…

burlap napkin rings

I used burlap ribbon for this, mainly to cut out the task of measuring. For the wider ribbon, I chose one that’s finished so that the body of the napkin ring does not unravel. For the narrower ribbon, I like an unfinished edge to add texture. The ribbons are available in a massive array of colors, so that you can match it up to any color scheme. I matched mine to my country-style dishes.

burlap napkin rings

The pearls “glam” it up a little bit, making it perfect for festive decor. If you’d like to keep the feel organic, replace the pearls with wood beads. For a nautical feel, try shells. Some crystals can add a little sparkle to the mix. I like the old-time feel of pearls.

burlap napkin rings

The use of wire in this tutorial gives the rings structure. Be careful if using it with linen napkins that all wire edges are secured.

burlap napkin rings

Burlap Napkin Rings Materials:

 

burlap napkin rings

How to Make Burlap Napkin Rings:

 

1. Measure your burlap. Depending on how big you want your rings it should be 3-6 inches

burlap napkin rings

 

 

2. For some of the rings, I wanted the top layer a little narrower. You can easily make it narrower by pulling out the end weave of burlap, and trimming the fringe, as pictured below:

burlap napkin rings

 

 

3. Connect your two pieces of burlap at the end. First, cut a piece of wire, about 9 inches long, and insert into the burlap, a few rows  in.

burlap napkin rings

 

Wind the wire around the edge of the two layers a few times.

burlap napkin rings

 

 

4. Begin “sewing” on your beads, using a loose in and out stitch. Come back through the underside of the burlap toward the top, and stitch on your first bead.

burlap napkin rings

 

Insert the wire back into the burlap, and come up about half an inch to an inch later.

burlap napkin rings

 

5. Continue for the entire length of the napkin ring.

burlap napkin rings

 

The back should look something like this:

burlap napkin rings

 

6. You now need to close your ring. Bring the wire from the underside of the last bead, back to that first stitch you made securing the two burlap ribbons together.

burlap napkin rings

 

7. Make a few “stitches” binding the two sides.

burlap napkin rings

 

8. Bring your wire to the edge and start “sewing” down the side of your burlap ribbon, sealing the two ends together.

burlap napkin rings

 

I made just a few small stitches on the front, with wider stitches on the back. Since this is wire, and not thread, the stitches hold very well.

burlap napkin rings

 

9. Trim the overlap, if any. this is what my end looks like.

burlap napkin rings

 

Try a few variations to add more interest. I did one with a full-sized green ribbon, one with a slightly narrower one, and on one (I think that’s my favorite), I put the green ribbon at the edge.

burlap napkin rings

 

10. Insert napkins and entertain with pride!!

burlap napkin rings

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10 Comments

  1. These are adorable!! I need to make some with blue and yellow to go with my patio decor for Spring!

  2. Hello, A beautiful napkin ring . Great tutorial thank you for sharing.

    Teighan

  3. This is such a great tutorial. I love the look of these, and they seem easy enough a great addition to my table for the holidays.

  4. Hi thank you for a brilliant tutorial the napkin rings look fabulous a fantastic addition to any table. Hugs Jackie

  5. Fabulous! these would be perfect for Tu B’shevat! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  6. What a cute yet simple way to dress up a holiday table, adding a little sparkle.

  7. This is such a awesome idea! Love it!

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