Pine cone napkin rings create natural beauty for your table any time of year. They are simple to make, and also double as name tag holders.
Bringing the beauty of nature indoors is something I like to do as much as possible. This quick tutorial for pine cone napkin rings is one of the easiest and fastest ways to do just that.
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Power Tac Glue
This couldn't be any easier. All you have to do is glue the flat side of the D ring to the bottom of the pine cone. I'm loving this power-tac glue my cousin told me about. It works wonderfully.
Once it has a chance to set up overnight the ring is super secure. I used a little cup and placed the pinecone upside down and let the ring rest against a little cap until it dried. You could use egg crates and rolled up aluminum foil to make a whole batch of these guys.
Of course, if you are lucky enough to have these pine cones available in your backyard you should use them. Just make sure you soak them in some hot soapy water with a bit of bleach to kill any living creatures first. Also, the D rings come in a dark alloy color that you may prefer. I really don't mind the silver and the napkin hides most of it anyway.
Pine Cone Napkin Rings
As an added bonus the structure of the pine cone allows you to easily place a name tag between the scales to make a beautiful, personalized spot at the table.
These should last a long time, and I think they work for any special occasion. Certainly at the holidays, but I could even see them used for a nature-themed wedding reception.
P.S. You may also enjoy this Pine Cone Christmas Trees or these Scented Wax Pine Cones for the fall and winter. You can find them and much more on my DIY Projects Page.
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Pine Cone Napkin Rings
- Pine Cones
- D Rings
- Power Tac Glue
- Gather pine cones, or purchase some.
- If gathered, soak them in some hot soapy water with a bit of bleach to kill any living creatures.
- Glue the flat side of the D ring to the bottom of the pine cone with power-tac.
- Let dry overnight.
lauren @ lauren alford design
patti, I just stumbled upon this post on pinterest - I love these beautiful napkin rings! how gorgeous. for a glam thanksgiving, I could see spray painting the pine cones white, silver, or gold. what a great idea, thanks for sharing!
Painting the pinecones is a great idea. Especially if one year you go rustic and the next you want to decorate with more sparkle. Thanks for the idea.
Love these and so easy to make... Another great idea... I wish we lived closer would be fun to just sit and create with nature together.
Thanks Carole. Oh what fun we would have!
How quietly beautiful they are. I already ordered the glue. Thanks for sharing.
I'm so glad you like them. Isn't great when something so simple and easy turns out so beautiful?