An Easy Coastal or Tropical Napkin Ring DIY

In honor of summer parties and my dinner club theme this month, I decided to try and make a fun addition to my place settings. Let me show you an easy coastal or tropical napkin ring DIY.

As I mentioned this was made specifically for my dinner club this month which is an Hawaiian luau party theme.

But this easy napkin ring DIY would be great for any beach, coastal, tropical or luau themed party.

Not to mention that it is super inexpensive, so it would be perfect if you have a large guest list.

What about a coastal themed wedding??

supplies for a coastal napkin ring

supplies for coastal napkin ring DIY pieces of toilet paper roll white rope glue gun

You will need…

a glue gun

empty toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)

some rope or twine

small seashells (these are easily found at dollar stores or craft stores very inexpensively)

directions for napkin ring DIY

First, you will need to cut your toilet paper roll into thirds.

You can certainly adjust the size if you prefer a more narrow or even a wider napkin ring.

Start by running a bit of glue around the top of the cut piece of your napkin ring base.

Leaving about a 3″ tail start laying the rope down in the hot glue.

Continue adding glue and wrapping the rope around the roll.

Be sure and push each strand close to the one before it, so the toilet paper roll doesn’t show.

When you have completely covered the roll, cut the rope leaving about a 3″ tail.

You will want to end your rope about the same place on the roll that you started, so that they line up.

Next, tie the 2 ends of rope together, then knot them.

Unravel and fray the loose ends.

Add a small dot of hot glue to the knot and attach a small seashell.

And that’s it!!!

Super easy and so cute for your coastal, or tropical themed party.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how to make an easy coastal or tropical napkin ring DIY. If you try it, I would love to hear!!

Be sure and stop back by on Thurday to see my luau themed tablescape and how the coastal napkin rings looked with my place settings.


Be sure and Pin It to remember it….

pinterest graphic for coastal napkin ring with white rope and small seashell on top of rope with white napkin pulled through napkin ring sitting on bamboo placemat and 2 stacked white plates beside it

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If you missed last months tablescape, you can see that here.

overhead view place setting for shrimp boil table covered in brown paper then fish net and white dinner plate stacked with a woven plate holder then white salad plate on top and small metal bucket lined with parchment paper on top of salad plate fork and knife tied with tan and white check fabric napkin to left of plate and mason jar of daisies to left of plate white washcloth rolled and tied with twine and stem of rosemary tucked in


  1. These are SO ADORABLE!! How creative and easy, Michele!

    1. Thank you Rachel! They are so easy to make, and you could easily change up the theme with a different rope, ribbon, etc.

  2. I love this idea! Who knew that a paper towel roll could be so elegant? I definitely want to make these.

    1. Thanks Renae! It was so simply and quick to make. They worked perfectly with our dinner club theme this month.

    1. Thanks Rachel! It was such an easy DIY and worked perfectly for our dinner club theme this month.

  3. These are super cute Michele! I look forward to your next tablescape!

    1. Thank you Cindy! It was perfect for our Hawaiian Luau themed dinner party for monthly dinner club.

    1. Oh, good! So glad you liked it Kim. Have a wonderful weekend!

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