DIY Lord of the Rings Napkin Holder

Howdy, readers! I came across this blog that did a whole DIY spread for a Lord of the Rings party and it’s kind of awesome all around. Blog Tikkido shared their adorable napkin ring tutorial that can bring some Middle-Earth to your table. This was made for a Lord of the Rings party and I couldn’t NOT share it! It’s made from pretty simple stuff and looks pretty easy too. Let’s see how it’s done!

Materials Needed for Lord of of the Rings Napkin Rings:

  • PVC Pipe
  • gold spray paint (note: you may want to find plastic safe spray paint)
  • gold tissue paper (can be found at Party City or other party stores)
  • printer paper
  • tape
  • Mod Podge (which is a type of glue that dries clear)

Tools used in this project:

  • miter saw (could use a hand saw, too)
  • grinder (optional, or could use sandpaper instead)
  • printer
  • small paintbrush
  • scissors

The first step is to cut the basic napkin ring shapes out of 1 1/4″ PVC pipe.  I made each one about 3/4″ wide.  I used a miter saw to make quick, clean cuts, but you could certainly use a pipe-cutter hand tool as well (available at the hardware store).    Sand down any rough edges with a grinder or sandpaper.

(BreeCraft note: I know that many Home Depots will cut your wood for you, they may also cut PVC for you too if you don’t have a way to cut it)

Use gold spray paint to coat the napkin rings well.  There are a lot of spray paints out there that you would think would be gold.  They say they’re gold, they have a golden cap–but they look suspiciously like silver or chrome.  But Krylon’s 18k Gold color is a dependable, true gold.

While the paint on the PVC rings is drying, cut a piece of gold tissue paper slightly smaller than a standard piece of printer paper, and tape the tissue to the printer paper.  This will make the tissue sturdy enough to run through your printer.  (You might remember this technique from the decoupage river rock tutorial)

There’s the ring text for you, too.  I just copied that multiple times into a word document and printed it out.

(Note from BreeCraft: make sure to measure how thick the PVC pipe is and it’s diameter so you can resize the font to fit right)

Cut the ring text into strips slightly narrower than the PVC form, and use Mod Podge to glue the tissue paper with text on the napkin ring.

Once it dries, you’re left with a golden Napkin Ring of Power.

Well then, it’s that the freakin’ cutest thing ever? Here’s Tikkido’s original DIY, they actually made this for their son’s birthday party, and their blog is full of other Hobbit DIY party ideas! These would be cute for a fun Lord of the Rings wedding shower, or like a tea time wedding, yeah?

I haven’t made one of these (yet) but I hope it’s my next project! I’m thinking of actually getting a bigger diameter of PVC and making a bracelet or something. The tissue paper idea is genius.

Alright guys, thanks for reading!



About skittlekittle

Born and raised outside of Houston, Texas, Shanon then moved to Kansas for school. She earned her degree in technical theatre, majoring in props making and managing. She met her fiance while they were both in school, and he proposed to her at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival in Oct. 2013. Now, she spends all of her free time making things for their upcoming wedding in Oct. 2015!
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