Burlap and Polymer Clay Fall Napkin Rings

Create fall napkin rings and enjoy my favorite season with me!  I think fall is my favorite because I can open the windows and let in the breeze and start baking with pumpkin.  We tend to entertain more in the fall, too…the kids are back in school and we still want to hold onto the festivities of summer.  When I entertain, I like to set the stage and decorate not only my home, but the dinner table too.  My decorating budget is not always huge, so I came up with an inexpensive way to create fall napkin rings.

Materials to create fall napkin rings:

Product used for Fall napkin rings

Directions for fall napkin rings:

Cut the burlap into 3×6 inch strips.  Mark your paper towel rolls every two inches.   Cut the roll and trim the edges of the roll so they are level.  Draw a line of glue on the tube.  Wrap the tube with burlap.  Apply glue to the inside of the tube and tuck the edges in.  Hold in place for a few seconds allowing the glue to dry.

To make the clay buttons, follow the direction on the Mold Making Powder to make the molds.  When the molds are ready, press the clay into the mold.  Remove any excess and remove the molded clay.  Repeat as many times as needed for the number of fall napkin rings you want.  (I like to make a few extra to decorate other things, too.)  Bake according to package directions.  Remove from oven and let cool.

Once the clay pieces are cool, you can apply a layer of paint.  Use a paper towel to remove the excess paint.  Allow the paint to dry and then apply a coat of Mod Podge Matte finish to seal the pieces.  Let dry then apply an additional coat of the Mod Podge.  Place a dollop of adhesive on the back of the clay piece and press onto the burlap covered napkin ring.  Hold securely in place until the glue has dried.

I  think this is a pretty and easy craft to make and inexpensive since you are using paper towel rolls as your base.  I loved my fall napkin rings so much that I made a few extra pieces of decor with them.  I made a bow to attach to my utensil caddy, and a wrap on a jar to use as a candle holder.Fall napkin rings burlap candle wrapI hope you love your Fall napkin rings as much as I do!

Fall napkin rings

About NikiMeiners

Niki is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional. Visit her site at www.365daysofcrafts.com or her blog, Niki Meiners – Live a Life Handmade at www.nikimeiners.wordpress.com


  1. VERY cute!

  2. Thank you! I read over it several times and I’m sure it was not mentioned. Would never have thought of using a drawer knob. Thanks again; I’ll be making them for sure. You have wonderful projects.

  3. NikiMeiners says:

    Mary, I thought I typed that too. I used a knob from my dresser and a button with a shank on it for the molds.

  4. But what did you use to press into the mold material to make those specific buttons? I can see they are not buttons because they have no holes, so what could they be?

  5. Wonderful project…where can I buy the molds for this project?

  6. What did you use to press into the mold material to make the designs?

  7. Niki- love the cool napkin rings and all the texture. Nice molds too…

  8. What did you use to make the mold shapes? I’d love to make some, but need to know how to make the clay button!

  9. These are gorgeous!! What a great way to have custom decor on a thrifty budget!!! I love DIY projects that don’t break the bank!!!

  10. Carmen Lucero says:

    Where did you get those awesome molds? They are gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job with the paing!!


    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

  11. Niki, these are cute ideas and I know you have “zillions” more. I’d love to have you on “Creative Living” to tape 3-5 segments for next season’s shows if you are interested. If so, e-mail me and I’ll provide more information. Many of your “fellow” crafters have been on the show and you can always check with them as well. I look forward to hearing back from you as soon as possible.



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