We always try to incorporate as many blooming flowers into our spring home or party decor as possible, and DIY napkin rings are a perfect opportunity for some pretty floral accents. We specifically made these paper magnolia napkin rings as a part of our Botanical Easter Brunch table setting, but we love the idea of using them for any spring gathering. After making an entire paper magnolia branch, we wanted to play off the design with more magnolia buds and pops of blush pink. Once you make the flowers, you can also use them to dress up your wine or water glasses!
- Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Needle Nose Pliers (optional)
- Crepe Paper [Extra Fine: White, Coral; Floristic: Pine]
- 1/2″ Foam Balls
- Floral Tape
- 22 Gauge Floral Wire
- Art Markers (dark brown, light pink)
Crafting the Magnolia Buds
Start by printing the PDF template below for the magnolia buds. They are slightly smaller than the buds we included on our magnolia branch, but the crafting process is the same. Head over to that post to see our photo tutorial for assembling your pretty blooms. You can also watch our easy video tutorial below! The main difference of course will be bending the floral wire to make them fit your napkins and glasses. We used a thin floral wire because it is generally easier to bend than thicker wire. See our photo below for a visual of how we looped the wire for the magnolia napkin rings. You can use needle nose pliers here to help you bend the wire.
If you want to add another bud to your napkin decor, you can craft it on separate wire, trim it down, and then combine the two steps by wrapping floral wire around them. Play around to create a design that works best for you! Our finishing touch to these buds was to add a paper leaf, which you can find in the download below. It is always good to practice gratitude as much as possible, so we took the opportunity to add a little message about what we are grateful for. You can do the same, or you can print the blank leaves to use as place cards on your table settings. Or, turn them into wine charms by punching a hole through the stem of the leaf. Up to you!
Magnolia napkin rings are just one option for adding some floral accents to your table settings. Browse all of our crepe paper flowers for more inspiration! Find all the pieces in our Botanical Easter Brunch setting, or look through our DIY Easter projects to get you in the holiday spirit. Are you feeling excited about a project that you’ve made from the site? We want to know! Post your photos on Instagram with #DIYDreamingWithLia, or leave a comment below with ideas for projects you would like us to tackle next. Learn how you can join our crafting community, or sign up for our email newsletter to receive inspiration directly to your inbox.
Watch our DIY Easter Table on the Today Show April 11!
I’ll be heading to New York to appear on the Today Sho won April 11 and I could not be more excited! Not only will I be sharing all my designs to make this Botanical Easter Brunch arrangement, I’ll also be showing you how to set up an adorable Kid’s Easter Table full of colorful ideas. Tune into the 9am hour to watch me hang out with Al Roker on set, and then find all the tutorials to make each piece of the table setting on the site! See you there ~ Lia & Team