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12 Handmade Napkin Holder Ideas

Updated on December 13, 2012
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Toilet paper rollsBeadsRope & ShellsTwigsToilet paper rollSilverwarehempShirt CuffsFabric on paper rollsClayFlowersKnittedBuckles/Belts
Toilet paper rolls
Toilet paper rolls
Beads
Beads
Rope & Shells
Rope & Shells
Twigs
Twigs
Toilet paper roll
Toilet paper roll
Silverware
Silverware
hemp
hemp
Shirt Cuffs
Shirt Cuffs
Fabric on paper rolls
Fabric on paper rolls
Clay
Clay
Flowers
Flowers
Knitted
Knitted
Buckles/Belts
Buckles/Belts

Simple napkin holders you can upcycle from household items

Tired of the same tired napkin holders you find at the store? Why not make your own?

Here are 12 easy to make napkin holders you can make yourself with little effort.

Toilet Paper Roll

It's the perfect size for your napkins, just paint any way you like and embellish with paper and ribbon. Personalize as well for seating.

Beads/Bracelets

You can string your own beads using elastic thread or you can just buy beaded bracelets anywhere for very little.

Shells

You can use the toilet paper rolls for this project as well, paint and glue on the shells or you can use fabric or a harder rope or hemp. Simply braid the hemp and add shells

Twigs

Find twigs anywhere and glue to roll as shown.

TIP: If you want a fancier looking table, paint the twigs in gold or silver.

Silverware

Have any extra silverware? If it's really silver, it's even better. Bending is easy if you have a hammer. And if you have cheaper metal silverware, they bend just by using your hands.

Hemp

Braid or if you're handy with crotchet or knitting needles, try those.

Shirt Cuffs

Have a shirt you don't want anymore? Cut the cuffs right off and use those. Look around for any other shirts that have cuffs for a more feminine look.

Fabric

Toilet paper rolls again, I know but they are very versatile. Cover with fabric. Simply glue down. You can even use velvet and add buttons to the outside for a classier look.

TIP: If you use aluminum foil rolls, they are way harder and won't bend.

Clay/Bread

Polymer clay works best with this project. Wrap around a roll to measure and put it in the oven to set. You can use the toaster oven for this but use in a ventilated area and allow the toaster to remain open afterwards to air out. For 4 -6 holders, put in for 20 minutes on 200 degrees.

TIP: Do not use aluminum foil with polymer. It will speed up the heating process and burn your clay, making it darker and uneven, unless you want that look.

Great idea: Make edible napkin holders from bread dough.

Flowers

Go to your local craft store and get flowers, glue to elastic band or wide ribbon will look really nice. You can glue the ends together or tie it.

Knit

If you can knit, this should be easy for you. A great way to bring in Winter.

TIP: You can cut the sleeve end of a sweater for this as well.

Buckles/Belts

If you some belts you don't want anymore or you can go to your local thrift and find short ones, you can use those. The photo has belts that are handmade from buckles you buy separately and add ribbons to.




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  • Rosana Modugno profile imageAUTHOR

    Rosana Modugno 

    6 years ago from 10th Kingdom

    Thanks. I love napkin holders. Sometimes the smallest of details can change a table setting.

  • drosostalitsa profile image

    drosostalitsa 

    6 years ago from Greece

    Great ideas! They add style to the Christmas dinner table!

  • Rosana Modugno profile imageAUTHOR

    Rosana Modugno 

    6 years ago from 10th Kingdom

    Thanks, Carol. :)

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    carol stanley 

    6 years ago from Arizona

    Very creative.. Fun to use and a great craft for little ones. You did a super job with photos and instructions.

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