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Patriotic Napkin Rings

Add a splash of patriotism to Independence Day place settings with our red, white, and blue napkin rings. 

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2007


  • Cloth napkins

  • Grosgrain ribbon

  • Buttons

  • Fabric glue

  • Covered elastic


  1. You will need a 15-inch-long piece of 1/2-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon for each napkin ring. To begin, make a series of 1/2-inch accordion folds in the ribbon, holding them in place as you go. Push a threaded needle with a 1-inch tail through the gathered folds, along the bottom edge.

  2. Holding on to both ends of the thread, carefully slide the folds into the shape of a circle. Before closing the circle, tie the ends of the thread into a knot, snipping off any excess. 

  3. Glue the ends of the ribbon together with fabric glue to create a full circle with a small hole in the middle. Thread 4 inches of covered elastic through 2 holes of a button, and tie the ends into a knot. Glue the button to the center of the bottom side of the burst.

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