DIY 4th of July napkin rings

The 4th of July is one of the most fun holidays to decorate for because of all the fun colors, shapes and designs that come with it! Add some festive flair to your Independence Day tablescape with these adorable red, white and blue star button napkin rings! They are a breeze to make and will instantly add some patriotic flair to any table!

napkin ring

These cute little napkin rings look great on red, blue or white napkins and are perfect for any kind of 4th of July party, from a barbecue to a fancier dinner party!

What you’ll need: 

  • Colored ribbon (I used red and white plaid ribbon)
  • Blue and white styrofoam sheets
  • Colored buttons
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Star cookie cutter or shape

Step 1: Trace star shape into the colored styrofoam sheets

Using your star shape, trace the star shape onto the colored foam with a pencil.




Repeat the tracing with both of your colors.

Step 2: Cut out star shapes

Using your scissors, cut out the shapes and set aside.


Step 3: Wrap ribbon around a folded napkin

Cut your ribbon into strips so they surround the circumference of the napkin when it’s rolled.


You want the ribbon to overlap and the end to stop right at the center. Using your hot glue gun, glue the ribbon. Just be careful not to glue the ribbon to the napkin!

Step 4: Glue stars onto the ribbon

Place a small dab of hot glue onto the back of the center of one of the colored stars. Glue it to the center of the ribbon, holding it down so it sets.


white star

Once the first star has set, place a small dab of glue onto the back of the other colored star. Press that star onto the first star making sure the ends don’t line up (so it creates a fun, firework design in the middle).


Hold the stars down to set.

Step 5: Glue buttons on top of stars

Place a small dab of hot glue onto the back of the button. Carefully glue the colored button of your choice (I chose a light button for the darker stars and a dark button for the lighter stars) to the center of the top star.


Hold down carefully so it sets. Then let the napkin rings dry and use on your favorite napkins!



Cute, easy and adorably festive!

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