October 8, 2014

DIY Pyramid Stud Napkin Rings

I had originally created these napkin rings for my East Coast Creative contributor project back in July but I thought I'd share the tutorial with you today in case you missed seeing it on EC2's site :)



I made my napkin rings out of a piece of PVC pipe. I measured the width of my pyramid stud trim (1") and then I marked 4 marks on the piece of pipe:



My boyfriend cut the pipe down to size with our miter saw:



I grabbed some leftover pyramid stud trim that I got from Joann's almost 2 years ago. I had previously used it on my HomeGoods console table makeover, as well as a vase makeover.



I cut the 5 rows of studs into 3 rows:



I wrapped the long strand of studs around one piece of PVC pipe to determine the length of trim I needed for each napkin ring:



I cut 3 more strands out of the long strand for the remaining napkin rings:



I placed a vertical band of super glue on one piece of the PVC pipe (AKA napkin ring) and held the studs in place while they set up:



Note: try not to get super glue on your fingers like I did! It's SUCH a pain to get off your skin!

After the studs had set up in the super glue (a minute or two), I stretched the strand of studs out and wrapped it around the rest of the napkin ring. I placed another band of super glue at the end of the strand and held it in place until I felt like it was safe to let go (about 2 or 3 minutes). I repeated the same process 3 more times until my napkin rings were complete!

My strands weren't long enough to match up in the back so there is a little gap between them but I don't mind it! I can always turn this side to the back of the napkin :)



I waited an hour before taking the napkin rings outside to spray paint them army green:



I love how they look!



I had a hard time choosing a color for them so I may end up making a few more sets.



They're going to be perfect for our fall tablescape and possibly a few Christmas gifts ;)

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10 comments

  1. these are fabulous and i love the green, too! you are doing the opposite of all bloggers- spraying it something so it is NOT gold! ;)

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    1. Hahaha I took a note out of your playbook Cassie ;)

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  2. Love them and that you chose to paint the studs.

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    1. Thanks Julia! I really liked the gold but my super glued fingers got gunk all over it so I had to spray it haha

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  3. Army green was such an amazing color choice. It really elevates the studs!

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    1. Thanks Amy! I'm thinking about making another set in black for a Halloween tablescape :)

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  4. Ooooh, I love these! They would look great in any color for so many different occasions.

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  5. I love the green! I didn't realize these would be so easy to make!

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  6. So smart to use PVC. I actually have tons of this at the barn. I need to try this.

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