Recycled Decoupage Napkin Rings

Make homemade decoupage napkin rings from empty toilet tissue and/or paper towel cardboard tubes. This highly individualized craft project allows you to customize napkin rings for any occasion with a low cost. Decoupage any printed paper, magazine pictures, photographs, wallpaper or wrapping paper on the napkin ring’s surface.

Things You’ll Need:

Toilet paper or paper towel cardboard tubes
Serrated knife or craft knife
Paper or pictures to decoupage
Wax paper
Mod Podge
Sponge brush
Glass bottle with neck for each napkin ring


Step 1 – Measure, mark and cut the toilet paper or paper towel cardboard tubes into 1- to 2-inch sections. Set aside.

Step 2 – Cut strips of the desired paper into strips ½-inch larger than the cut tube sections or cut out individual pictures and set aside.

Step 3 – Cover a flat work surface with a 12-inch square of wax paper.

Step 4 – Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the surface of the cut tube. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on the inside of each end of the tube that covers approximately ½-inch.

Step 5 – Center the strip of paper over the cut tube. Press into place. Fold the edges that extend past both ends to the inside of the tube. Smooth the paper into place to remove all air bubbles. And/or, place the individually cut pictures over the surface of the cut tube. Each picture should overlap slightly. Fold the edges that extend past the tube to the inside to cover the tube’s cut edge.

Step 6 – Slide the completed decoupage napkin ring over the next on a glass bottle. Allow the napkin ring to rest on the glass bottle until the Mod Podge dries clear.

Add additional adornments to the napkin rings by gluing glitter, rickrack, ribbon or other items to the outer surface.

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