Looking for simple ways to incorporate paper flowers into your home or party decor? 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 or summer 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! Or just scatter some across the table.
Pretty Napkin Rings
You can craft these paper magnolia napkin rings for a special event. Or use them to make an everyday dinner look a little more pretty! Another fun idea is to add a fresh greenery table runner. Of course, you can craft some paper greenery instead to use as a table runner or to decorate each place setting.
In my video tutorial below, you will learn how to make these paper flowers step by step. You will also see how I colored part of my petals to give these paper blooms some beautiful detail and depth. If you have any questions while crafting, just ask!
- Lia Griffith Crepe Paper — Extra Fine in White and Coral + Heavy Crepe Paper in Pine (from our Winter Garden Collection)
- Paper Spun Balls —12mm
- Floral Tape — Bark
- Green Paper Covered Floral Wire – 18 gauge
- Art Markers – dark brown, light pink
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 will be bending the floral wire to make these paper magnolias fit your napkins and glasses. We used a thin floral wire because it is generally easier to bend than a thicker wire. See our photo below for a visual of how we looped the wire for our paper 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 a 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.
Since it is always good to practice gratitude as much as possible, we added a little message about what we are grateful for. You can do the same or 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!
Paper 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.
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Watch our DIY Easter Table on the Today Show!
I’ll be heading to New York to appear on the Today Show on April 11 and I could not be more excited! Not only will I be sharing all my designs for my botanical Easter brunch arrangement, but 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
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The bud template is not here?
Hi Suzanne! The bud includes the round piece that covers the ball and then the same sepal template that is used for the flower.
Thank you so much!! i cant wait to get started on these pretty flowers!
Oh my goodness these Magnolia are so gorgeous ..I have bought your pack of extra fine crepe paper from Amazon and as it was expensive here in UK have been waiting for the right project and here it is . Am so excited and will be hunting out some branches later . One flower I would love to see is the sweet pea and think it will lend itself to your fine crepe paper and also a fuchsia
Keep your delicious flowers coming ( great video )
Thank you Sue! I’m so glad you got your hands on the crepe paper (and hope the cost comes down dramatically sometime soon). Thank you for the flower suggestions, I love them both!