How to Make Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

People are always wondering how they can make their Thanksgiving festive, but unique at the same time.  In today’s craft I will show you how to do just that.  In this post I will show you how to make Thanksgiving napkin rings made out of walnut shells.  And, inside these walnut shells your guests will find a nice surprise…. a thank you from you.  This is a simple yet fun craft that you and the kids will enjoy making.  Your guests will love these.  So, let’s get started.

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Tutorial offered by Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade


Materials Needed

– walnut shells (2 halves)
– ribbon
– pen
– paper
– craft glue
– gold glitter glue


Step 1

Cut a small rectangle of paper (about 0.8 cm x 5 cm)…

… and write “Thank you” on it.


Step 2

Apply a bit of glue on one end…

… and place the ribbon on it.

Let it dry.


Step 3

Place the walnut shells on paper and draw a pattern on them with glitter glue.

I made stripes.

Let them dry well.


Step 4

Wrap the note to look like this.


Step 5

Apply a layer of glue on the edges of a walnut shell…

… like this.


Step 6

Put the note inside…

… and close the walnut, like this.

Let it dry well.

Use ribbon to tie napkin.

And, there you have it…. you just made a Thanksgiving Napkin Ring.  Make as many as you need to complete your Thanksgiving table.

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