Have you seen leather home decor everywhere you look? Let me show you how to make these DIY leather napkin rings! They’re easy and inexpensive but make the tablescape amazing!
Welcome to the February edition of the Thrify Style Team Blog Collaboration! This month our theme is Thrifty Sweet Decorating Ideas for Your Home.
I think you will love all of the wonderful and thrifty home ideas from the Thrifty Style Team like this one of mine. I love the way it turned out. It’s hard to beat a thrifty high-end look! Check out the other Thrifty Sweet Decorating Ideas for Your Home at the bottom of this post.
How to make leather napkin rings
- Brown leather that you can cut with scissors or your Cricut machine
- Two inch wooden hearts
- Cute Napkins – Here are the ones I used
- Mod Podge
- White paint
- Hot Glue Gun
How to make diy leather napkin rings
- Cut Leather into Strips
Cut leather into 7 and 1/4 inch by 3/4 inch strips. A Cricut Maker will cut leather but scissors work well with this soft leather as well.
- Hot Glue Ends of Leather
Hot glue the leather strips end to end. Method 1: Pinching ends together.
- Hot Glue Leather End (alternative)
I did it two ways and I love both. Method 2: overlap in a circle
- Creating Embellishments
Optional, but highly recommended. This is the part that brings them to life!
HOW TO CREATE DIY NAPKIN RING EMBELLISHMENTS
- Paint Wooden Hearts
Paint 2 inch wooden hearts with white paint.
- Add Mod Podge
Generously coat one side of the wooden heart with Mod Podge.
- Separate + Prep Napkin
Separate your Napkin ply’s and lay out the single layer of napkin face down on the work surface.
- Adding Mod Podge Heart to Napkin
Lay your wooden heart, mod podge side down, on your chosen spot on the napkin.
- Let it Dry
Let dry naturally or do what I do and blow dry it.
- Cleaning Up the Edges
Tear the napkin away from the sides and sand the excess off with a sanding block.
Repeat on the other side.
- Add Top Coat with Mod Podge
Cover the top of the napkin with mod podge.
- Add to Leather Ring
Glue to your leather napkin ring.
That’s it. Tuck a cloth napkin in your new napkin ring. Add them to any tablescape!
These turned out so good! So simple! Yet, they bring so much to any tablescape.
Love the decoupage wooden heart? Check out this post for more details on how to create your own!
I am going to be making more napkin rings with some vintage jewelry and some vintage buttons soon, so I will link them when they are done!
The fun thing about these is that you can add any theme in a matter of minutes! There are so many fun things to do with these simple DIY leather napkin rings…
… including this perfect Valentine’s Day table decor! Look how well it all ties in together with the decoupage wooden checkered heart and the beautiful leather napkin rings.
Do you love how high-end these DIY leather napkin rings look with or without the embellishments? I’d love to know!
As promised here more Thrifty Sweet Decorating Ideas for Your Home! There are so many great ideas listed!
Redhead Can Decorate – Rose Petal Heart + 3 More Simple Romantic Ideas Our Crafty Mom – Pinecone Fire Starters & Printable Gift Tag
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – 5 Last Minute Free Valentine’s Printables
DIY Beautify – Neutral Winter/Valentines Mantel Decorating Ideas
2 Bees In A Pod – Decorating with Milk Glass Vases
The How To Home – Dresser Makeover with Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Postcards From The Ridge – DIY Glass Cloche Plus Styling Tips
Vinyet Etc. – DIY Baby’s Breath Wreath
Sweet Pea – DIY Pompom Valentine’s Day Pillow
Lora B. Create & Ponder – Elegant Valentine’s Dessert Charcuterie
The Tattered Pew – Quick and Easy No Sew Curtain
Cottage On Bunker Hill – Textured Heart Wall Art
Amy Sadler Designs – How to make Leather Napkin Rings
Laurie @ Vinyet Etc says
I love this sweet DIY, the brown napkin ring is perfectly contrasted against the blue and white.
Thank you Laurie! It’s so sweet!
I love the idea of making leather napkin rings and embellishing them for the season. Yours are so pretty!
I’m excited to make more for spring!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
Such a clever idea! I’ve never made napkin rings but love these leather ones and am going to have to try this.
It’s a nice touch and so easy!
These are so fun Amy, I love this idea!
Super cute Amy!! I need to make some napkin rings…love your graphic w/ the glue gun too!!
Awe thanks friend! You do need some!
Amy… I’m so excited to get to know you better. Thank you for joining our team… I need that glue gun mine is from 1992 😂. These napkin rings are gorgeous!!!
I suggest getting the dual temp one! It’s so nice that it’s cordless! I look forward to getting to know you too!
Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says
Your napkins rings are beautiful. We especially love the versatile embellishments! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!
These are so cute Amy! Particularly with the decoupage accents!!
Thank you! I can’t wait to make more!
Kristi Dominguez says
These turned out so gorgeous, Amy! I can think of all the holidays I’d love to make them for! xoxo, kristi
I know right?!?! Spring? Easter? July 4th!!!! Eeekkkk
Lora Bloomquist says
Love the idea of adding leather texture to place settings. These turned out so cool. Welcome to the group!
Thank you Lora!!! I’m happy to be a part of so many amazing women!
Amy these are just darling! I love the blue and brown combo! So excited to have you on the team!