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DIY Wooden Napkin Ring

This might just be one of our easiest DIYs yet!

All you need is:

  • wooden napking rings from Hobby Lobby
  • paint (I used one of our wall paints, but you can probably use acrylic)
  • steel wool pads
  • vinegar
  • mason jar

First, to create the aged look, put a few steel wool pads in a mason jar and fill it to the top with vinegar. Cover and let it sit for a few days.

While you are waiting on that, go ahead and paint your napkin rings white. Once they are thoroughly dry, use a fine grit sanding block (or paper) and scuff it up in areas all over. Once a few days has passed, dab a clean, lint-free cloth in the mixture and lightly dab the scuffed areas with the mixture then wipe away with a clean area of the cloth. It will darken and create that aged look. 

Thats it!

I also made the cloth napkins by cutting it 20″ X 20″ then ironing each end at 1/4 inch seam and turned under twice to create a finished edge.

For a Valentine’s Day themed ring, place a shiny gold heart sticker on the ring for a cute look!





Wendy is a facebook administrator and editor for Modern Day Moms. She is a multi-purpose mom (aren’t we all, really?) who loves home decor, couponing, sewing, photography, Pinterest, frugal living… ok, pretty much all the same things that most women love! She enjoys spending time with her family and friends while living on the gulf coast. Her two Boston Terriers - Oscar and Lily - occasionally make appearances on MDM.



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