Fall Napkin Rings Painted with Credit Cards

Fall napkin rings for Thanksgiving. When we set out to do some fall crafting the other day, I did not have fall napkin rings in mind at all.  But our project turned out so beautifully, that I couldn’t resist turning it into something that could be displayed on our Thanksgiving dinner table.

 Homemade Fall Napkin Rings

I originally planned for the hooligans to simply make some Fall Art, using fall colours and an art process that we call Scrape Painting. 

paint and credit card for fall art project

And they did.  Aren’t they lovely?children painting fall colours with credit card Now, while they were working on their canvases of black construction paper, I was working on white cardboard, and those autumn colours, all swirled together, were too pretty to NOT put to good use, and so, my Fall napkin rings were born.fall colours and oak leaf cut-out If you’ve never tried this art process before, click here to see how we paint with credit cards.  This unique colour blending technique produces beautiful results and it’s easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do. Ok, now that you know how it’s done, here’s what I turned the art into napkin rings.

How to make Fall Napkin Rings:

I traced several oak leaf shapes on the back of my painted cardboard and cut those out. Then with a red-brown pencil crayon, I drew “veins” on each “leaf”.painted fall leaves for homemade thanksgiving napkin rings Paint some cardboard tubes with brown paint. Paper towels, wrapping paper, tinfoil and plastic wrap all come wrapped around cardboard tubes that would be perfect for this project.  You know I loves me a good toilet roll craft, but we’re talking about something that’s going to be inches away from your dinner plate, so you might want to consider using one of the above alternatives. 😉toilet rolls for Thanksgiving napkin rings Cut your roll into as many “napkin rings” as you’ll need, and attach your painted leaf with a bit of hot glue.Set of homemade Thanksgiving napkin rings That’s it, that’s all!   Aren’t they great? Now you and your kids can make a set of Thanksgiving Napkin Rings for your family! napkin ring craft To my fellow Canadians, I apologize that I didn’t have this Thanksgiving craft done before our holiday, but for those of you who celebrate the holiday in November, you’ll have no problem making yours in time for your turkey dinner.  

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy these turkey table favours by Make and Takes.

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  1. says

    I just made these with an almost 3-year-old and they came out great! I made one variation, which was to tape pipe cleaners to the back to wrap around the napkins, rather than use the paper towel tubes. I though it would be easier for my little one to help put the napkins in herself this way and then they could be used with any size napkin. Thanks so much for the idea!

    • happyhooligans says

      Ok, Can I just say that I LOVE how creative you guys are, Amber! I’ve had so many people comment lately saying they took an idea of ours, and put their own spin on it or tweaked it, and made their own unique version of it. I LOVE that!! THAT’s what it’s all about for me – not expecting others to do exact replicas of our crafts and activities, but inspiring moms, carers, grandparents, teachers etc. to get thinking creatively, and get excited and passionate about playing and crafting with their kids and students! And I love that you guys take the time to let me know what you did, and what changes you made! Wow. Sorry for being so long winded, but your comment is such a rewarding one! Thank you! x

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