Leather tassels look great on everything from key rings to belt loops. These leather table accents are hip, modern, playful and not at all fussy, as napkin rings can sometimes be.
Craft stores often have an entire aisle of leather craft supplies. Grab a sheet of dark brown leather, roughly the size of a piece of printer paper.
Measure and Mark
To get started, grab a pencil, a ruler and a pair of scissors. Mark a line to cut the sheet in half.
Cut the Leather
Use regular scissors (which work perfectly) to cut the leather.
Create Four Pieces
This leaves two rectangular strips. Once again, mark a line to cut each piece in half. You’ll have four pieces that will each become one napkin ring. Keep your ruler on hand, as well as a pencil and scissors.
Mark Your Fringe Line
Now mark off a strip at the top of one of the leather pieces. (Tip: Using the width of the ruler makes this step fast and easy.) The top section will be the ring part of the leather napkin ring– the part that won’t have fringe. Make the line to know where to stop cutting.
Begin Drawing Fringe
Now mark the lines of the fringe, drawing a line every quarter inch.
Finish Drawing Fringe
With the lines drawn, it’s easy to see the leather napkin ring taking shape.
Cut Fringe in Leather
Start cutting the lines of fringe, stopping at the line marked at the top. At this point, take a few seconds to roll the leather around to loosen it up a bit and make it look a little more beaten up and weathered.
Add Super Glue
Super glue is a fast, simple way to secure the ends of the napkin ring together. Apply a thin line to one end of the leather.
Secure Ends of the Ring
Wrap around to form a ring and affix the glued end underneath the non-glued end. Note: Because the napkin rings won’t be doing any heavier lifting than wrapping around a napkin, the strongest bond known to man is unnecessary, but the super glue bonds pretty strongly.
The Final Result
Now you have a set of four on-trend, hip, rustic and totally perfect napkin rings for dressing up the table for a Thanksgiving feast.