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Learn how to make these DIY Faux Leather Napkin Rings using a cutting machine. With a free downloadable file, they are so simple to create. You can also customize them by choosing a leather to match your decor or celebration.
As I mentioned in a recent “What’s the Tea” post, not long ago I got a new craft cutting machine. I have this Brother ScanNCut, but you might be more familiar with the Cricut or Silhouette machines. I’ve been having so much fun learning how ScanNCut works and crafting cool things, such as these DIY Faux Leather Napkin Rings.
I realize not everyone has a cutting machine, but if you have other crafting tools and a lot of patience, you could cut these things out by hand. I will be providing an SVG file download which (to my understanding) works with most cutting machines. If you’re interested in attempting this craft without a cutting machine, you can use an online converter (like this one) to change this file into a PDF. You’ll be able to print this file out with your home printer and transfer the design to a leather sheet to cut.
DIY Faux Leather Napkin Rings:
I created these DIY Faux Leather Napkins Rings to use on my latest Easter Table Setting. You can see how they looked on the table in the image above and below.
If you’d like to see more of this Easter tablescape, you can visit the post here. Whether you’re styling a table for the holiday or spring, I hope you find this post helpful and inspiring.
What I love about this project is that it’s so easy to make, especially with the cutting machine. The resulting napkin ring is unique and looks beautifully crafted. Your guests will never guess it’s a DIY.
Faux leather sheets are available in lots of colors. I’m sure you’ll find something to complement your table setting or home decor.
As you can see, I was feeling adventurous and crafted brown leather napkin rings and creamy white leather ones. Although both look great, I’m especially loving the creamy-white with this tablescape.
How to Make Faux Leather Napkin Rings:
Because there are different cutting machines out there, my directions are rather generic. For the best outcome, I recommend having some knowledge of your particular cutting machine before attempting this project.
You will need:
- cutting machine (or craft cutting tools)
- SVG file (Details for the free download are below.)
- faux leather sheets (The ones I used are linked here.)
Start by downloading the SVG file. Transfer the file to your cutting machine. Format your machine to correctly cut the leather. (This procedure will vary for different machine brands and models.)
Faux Leather Napkin Rings SVG Download:
You can access the download in the IBC Printable Library, which can be found HERE.
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Next, load the faux leather sheet on your cutting mat*. Make sure the leather side is down. (This is very important as the fluffier side of this particular faux leather does not stick well to the mat.)
*Depending on your machine, I recommend a high tack or standard tack mat.
Cut out the design.
Remove the excess leather from the cutting mat, then remove the napkin rings.
Once the napkins rings are cut, no additional crafting is required. You are now ready to put them around your napkins.
To do this, lay the ring with the faux leather side down on your table. Place a rolled-up up napkin on the ring and then fold each side of the napkin ring over onto the napkin. Finally, tuck the tails of the napkin ring into the small slit. Pull to tighten.
Beautiful, customizable, and chic faux leather napkin rings! I just love this project. I think these rings look fabulous. Who would know they are homemade?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will give these DIY Faux Leather Napkins Rings a try. If you like cutting machine projects like this and want more of them, please let me know in the comments below.
I can’t find the svg file for the napkin rings, only the printable.
What am I doing wrong?
There seems to be an issue. I’ll have to get it resolved. However, in the meantime, when you are on the main printable library page, right click on the “Faux Leather Napkins Rings” image and then select “download file”.
Great DIY tips for leather rings. I really love this reading. Thank you for sharing this article.
I don’t own a cutting machine – any chance you could create a PDF template?
Oh, Michael, I’ve been waiting with eager anticipation for the faux leather napking ring SVG file! Thank yo so much; however, I’m not seeing where the download is. HELP!
Not to worry, Michael! I found it! Thank you so much! I am very excited about these. I think they are classy and beautiful!
So glad you found it! Have fun making them, Penny!