Thanksgiving is one of the best times of year to try out some fancy place settings. You put all of this effort into a huge, delicious meal and it deserves to be served on a pretty table. Don’t worry. You can still dress up your place settings even if you don’t have fancy china. To start, make these DIY beaded autumn leaves napkin rings. They will instantly add an elegant and festive touch to any plate. You can see how they liven up our everyday plates in the photo below. In addition, they are super easy to make so you don’t have to spend hours getting your table holiday-ready.
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- 26 Gauge Beading Wire
- Jewelry Tool Set (I use this one)
- Packs of Multiple Sized Glass Pearls (I got mine at Michael’s)
- Faux Fall Leaves (Do not use glittery ones for this project because of use at dinner)
Note: These instructions walk you through making 1 napkin ring. Repeat as many times as needed to make desired number of napkin rings.
Cut a piece of wire that is 15” long.
Next, use your round nose pliers to twit one end of the wire into a triple loop as pictured.
Begin threading on your beads in the order pictured above, using the triple loop at the end as a stop.
Continue threading on the beads until you have 26 beads on the wire.
Next, poke the wire through your faux leaf, just right of the center.
Immediately thread on a large maroon glass pearl and then poke the wire through your faux leaf just left of the center.
Add the rest of your beads as pictured above.
Next, slip the end of your wire through the triple loop and wrap it around to secure.
Trim any excess wire and flatten the end of it with flat nose pliers.
Lastly, twist your napkin ring so that it is double wrapped with the leaf on top.
Don’t forget to repeat as many times as needed to reach your desired number of place settings.
These DIY autumn leaves napkin are a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table. I absolutely love the traditional fall colors but you can change them to fit your holiday décor by changing the glass pearl colors. If you choose to go with a cooler color scheme, I recommend using green leaves instead of orange or red ones. If you do make a variation, I’d love to see what you create. Share in the comments or post a photo on the Facebook page! Don’t stop the Thanksgiving fun yet. Get the rest of your décor en pointe with this Thanksgiving Pallet Wall Art and a DIY Autumn Thankful Wreath.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.