November 24, 2014 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

I love entertaining, especially around the holidays when it’s not considered stuffy to host a sit-down dinner. This year, I wanted to add a bit more style to our table with some simple homemade accessories. These twine-wrapped DIY napkin rings are great because they also incorporate a place card holder.


  • Curtain rings with clips
  • Roll of jute twine
  • Pliers (optional)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Place cards

Start by using your fingers or pliers to pry off the little clip. Next, place a dab of hot glue on the napkin ring and wrap the twine around it tightly. Add another dab of glue halfway through and at the end. Place the clip back on the napkin ring and squeeze it into place. That’s it! Just add a place card (I used to design mine), a napkin, and sprig of rosemary for a stylish addition to your holiday table. 

For more ideas and inspiration visit Baumann’s blog, Fifty Two Weekends of DIY, where she writes about updating her home using DIY projects, elbow grease, and a mix of old and new finds.


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