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Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

These no-sew felt 4th of July napkin rings really brightened up Shane’s Fourth of July Birthday BBQ – no sewing machine required!

And yep, I realize I’m a bit on napkin rings kick …first the felt leaf napkin rings for Thanksgiving, then recycled napkin rings made from Saran Wrap cardboard tubes, and now these. But they just make such a statement on the table that I say, the more rings the better!

This time I made a variety of star shapes using star cookie cutters and various loose buttons. Here they are all piled up before setting the table…

Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

Supplies for making Fourth of July Napkin Rings from Felt and Buttons:

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How to make Fourth of July Napkin Rings from Felt and Buttons

Here’s a video that shows how to make the Fourth of July napkin rings. Or keep scrolling for individual photos and directions.

Step 1: Cut blue rings

Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

Cut blue strips 6″ wide x 1.5″ tall using a Rotary fabric cutter, ruler and self-healing mat

QUICK NOTE: In this case, I planned to use high-quality paper napkins and plastic silverware so I made the rings 6″ wide. However, if you’re making them for cloth napkins you should make them 7″ — or just roll up a test napkin (with or without silverware), measure around it, and add 1 inch. The good thing about making them 6 inches is that you can just cut strips and cut them in half (see below).

Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

Fold each strip in half and cut with a pair of scissors to make two blue rings.

Step 2: Cut ring slits

Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

Measure 1/2″ from the left side and cut a slit halfway through (so your slit will be half of the 1.5″ tall). Repeat on the right side, but make sure the slit is opposite like in the photo above.

Step 3: Cut stars

Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

Trace your star cookie cutter or freehand your own star shape onto the red felt and cut out. Use disappearing ink pen if you can; I am lazy and used a Sharpie so I just cut inside the lines to make up for it.

Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

Cut one star for each ring.

Step 4: Attach stars to ring with button

Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings no sewing required

Place your star in the middle of the blue ring. Place a small button on top. I like making the buttons and stars off-center because it gives it more energy.

Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings no sewing required

Using a needle and red embroidery thread, sew through the button, star and ring to secure. Tie a knot in the back.

Step 5: Place on napkins

Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

Roll your silverware in a napkin and secure the tabs to close the ring. As mentioned earlier, I used high-quality paper napkins and plastic silverware for the BBQ, so if you’re using fabric or silverware then you may need to make larger rings.

Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

This is what the back will look like. Bring on the burgers…

Merriment :: Fourth of July felt and button star napkin rings by Kathy Beymer

Did you make it? Please post a comment and let me know how this craft idea works for you. And share your own photos at the MerrimentDesign.com Facebook page, “I made it!” flickr photo gallery or tweet a picture to @merrimentdesign.

COPYRIGHT NOTE: You’re more than welcome to use free pattern and how to step-by-step tutorial for your own personal use. Contact me for any commercial use – this includes etsy sellers.

 
 




7 Responses to “Fourth of July Felt and Button Star Napkin Rings”


  1. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Hi Debra, thanks, I just checked out your super cute Sunshine Party and am looking forward to your birthday party planning lessons learned and DIYs. My baby Elise’s 1st birthday is in October. Would you please ping me when it’s up on your blog? Thanks!

  2. Debra Says:

    These are adorable!!!!!! I was looking for ideas for my daughter’s first birthday and ran into your site. You are so creative! I’m totally inspired now. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Becky D. Says:

    Thank you for the fun, crafty project. I posted it to my Facebook profile page. Nice work!!!

  4. Kathy @ MerrimentDesign.com Says:

    Hi Sonia, I absolutely love the idea of making these with flowers! The buttons would make the centers look super cute. Thanks so much for passing along your suggestion along to everyone!

  5. Sonia Says:

    These are wonderful! I can’t wait to try them 0ut– definitely for our next annual Mother’s Day brunch with felt flowers instead of stars! Hopefully I’ll be able to find another reason to make these before then though : )


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