I don't know where I first saw these little terracotta pot napkin rings but when I did, I thought they were so ME! So I bought a pack of these little mini (2 ½ inch) terracotta pots when I spotted them at Hobby Lobby a few months ago.
A pack of 6 of them was only $2.99. To turn the pots into napkin rings, you have to drill a hole in the bottom of each pot. Leo used his drill and a ½ inch bit to gingerly drill out the holes, and then he used a sanding bit on the Dremel to smooth the edges of the holes.
The Dremel make quick work of this, but you could use sandpaper to lightly sand them as well. After sanding all the holes, wash the pots with water to remove the dust.
To give the napkin rings an aged appearance, I white-washed them with watered down acrylic craft paint (⅔ water to ⅓ paint.) If the paint goes on too thickly, just hold the pot under running water and scrub off some of the paint. Allow to dry.
Because I wanted to use the rings with these brown and green napkins, I painted the top of the pots with some green acrylic paint.
Oh my gosh! I think these are the most adorable napkin rings that I've seen in a while. I can't wait to use them in a table setting.
They would be perfect for an outdoor garden party or a garden themed dinner. And they would make a great gift for someone who loves to garden.
I just couldn't stop taking photos of them. I was thinking that it would be so easy to write names on them to serve as place cards.
These were so quick and easy to make and very inexpensive. Now I want to have a garden party, don't you?
Jane these are on my list to make.
This is so cute and easy! I love the colors, too. Inviting you to share your post at our link party #OMHGWW
Have a good day!
Claire @ A Little Claireification
These are just to darned cute, Jane!!! Pinned!
Hi, I bought a set of these whitewash napkin rings at Pier 1 many years ago. Everyone has always loved them! We made our own as well and found that soaking them overnight in water really helped in the drilling...
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Those napkin rings are so cute!
Renee @ The Refined Relic
I saw your napkin rings featured at Savvy Southern Style. What a great idea. They are adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.
Renee @ The Refined Relic
Your flowerpot napkin rings are just the CUTEST things! The white wash and green trim really customize them for your table. Thanks for the great tutorial!
These are adorable! Thanks for sharing how you made them as well. Over from Kim's WUW's. Have a good day.
Jane, I'm so glad you did a tutorial on these! I pinned to make a set and this gives me an excuse to buy a Dremel too 🙂
Jane, these napkin rings are so adorable. They are just perfect with the plaid napkins. I am anxious to see the tablescape using the napkins and napkin rings. Thanks for sharing. Jean
These are just adorable! I definitely will be keeping this for future ideas!
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So very, very cute...and so is the guy behind the drill !..Great team work!
One word for these. LOVE!
These napkin rings are adorable!!!
Thank you for sharing the process!!!
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Just adorable! Great team effort by Leo and Jane! Thanks for sharing that fun idea with us.
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
Adorable! I wonder if you can just use chalk on the green parts to add names. I have found that flat paints usually work just fine for "chalkboards."
What a great idea!! I've already shared this with my hubby, and he's on board to help me make some!! Thanks for sharing!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
Adorable!!! When you mentioned writing the names on them, I immediately thought of using chalkboard paint! That way they could be used over and over again! I also thought of putting a flower on the side. So many possibilities with these! Thanks for sharing!
Jane how super cute. Your garden party will be a hit with those napkin rings. Pinning!
So clever! I saw some last night for the first time at an outdoor dinner party. The chargers that our hosts used were large terracotta saucers, keeping with the garden theme. So happy to know how to make them!
Pat @ LifeAtLydiasHouse
I agree with you Jane, those are about the cutest napkin rings I have ever seen! I also love the idea of writing names on them for place cards too!!
Those are so so cute!