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How to Make the Easiest and Most Adorable Valentine Napkin Ring

Dress up your dinner table with this adorable Valentine napkin ring. Adding a Bowdabra bow adds an elegant touch to this easy project.Valentine Napkin Ring

You’ll need these supplies:Supplies for Valentine Napkin Ring

  • 36″ length of 6″ tulle
  • 8″ length of 7/8″ patterned satin ribbon
  • 18″ length of 1/8″ satin ribbon
  • 6″ length of coil ribbon
  • 1 toilet paper roll
  • 1 Valentine embellishment
  • 18″ length Bowdabra bow wire
  • Mini Bowdabra Bow Making and Design Tool
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Craft knife or scissors

Let’s make the Valentine Napkin Ring:

We’ll start by making the napkin ring.
  1. Measure and mark 1¼” widths on the toilet paper roll.Measure and Mark Ring
  2. With a craft knife, cut a ring from the roll along the marks.Cut Ring from Toilet Roll
  3. Secure one end to the tulle to the inside of the ring with hot glue.Hot Glue End of Tulle to Inside of Ring
  4. Wrap the tulle around the ring.Wrap Tulle Around Ring
  5. Hot glue the end of the tulle to the inside of the ring. Trim any excess tulle, if necessary.Hot Glue End to Inside of Ring
Now, let’s make the bow:
  1. Cut the ribbons to length, and pass the ends through a flame to seal them.
  2. Fold bow wire in half and put it in the Mini Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Mini Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Wire in Mini Bowdabra Silver
  3. Place one end of the patterned ribbon face down in the Mini Bowdabra.Add Patterned Ribbon to Mini Bowdabra
  4. Bring the other end up and over the pillar, and secure it in the Mini Bowdabra.Bring Ribbon End over Pillar and Put in Mini Bowdabra
  5. Press the center of the ribbon loop into the Mini Bowdabra.Press Center of Loop into Mini Bowdabra
  6. With the 1/8″ ribbon make a bow with three loops on each side.Make Three Loop Bow with Narrow Ribbon
  7. Add the coil ribbon to the Mini Bowdabra.Add Coil Ribbon
  8. Compress the ribbons with the Mini Bowdabra wand.Compress Ribbons with Wand
  9. With the bow still in the Mini Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten. Tie a knot on the reverse side. Leave the wire ends long for now.Pass Wire Ends through Loop
  10. Hot glue the Valentine embellishment to the center of the bow.Hot Glue Embellish to Center of Bow
  11. Trim the bow wires to about ½”.Trim Wire Ends
  12. Hot glue the finished bow to the tulle-covered ring.Hot Glue Bow to Napkin Ring
  13. Enjoy a Valentine dinner in grand style!!Valentine Napkin Ring (Instagram)
Bowdabra's easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website's online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan's Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael's, and Walmart.

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