DIY Nautical Rope Napkin Rings

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I love a great nautical tabletop and rope napkin rings are so easy and inexpensive to make, you’d almost be a fool to buy them 😉

From rustic to nautical, Thanksgiving to the 4th of July, rope napkin rings work with nearly any color scheme or theme. I love them and use them year-round!


Rope Napkin Rings DIY-Beach Table Decor

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Tip: if you don’t have a hot glue gun you can actually use a large needle and thread to stitch the rope together as I did here to hang my tea light lanterns in my bathroom.


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I literally did this DIY in 3 minutes flat. And while I’m not a fan of the hot glue gun for fashion DIYs, home DIYs are a completely different matter and the glue gun is quick and easy and profesh {as long as you can’t see the dried glue}. And obviously, if you want it larger, wrap & glue more rope around.

Have Fun!

*Blue and white dishes are Mikasa from the early 80’s. They were my mom’s and I’ve always loved them and I’m lucky to finally have a home to use them in. Thanks mom! {in case you want to search for them, the bottom says Mikasa | Fine China | Peking | L6103 | Japan}

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • anhesty

    August 16, 2010 |

    your plates are gorgeous. love the rope napkin rings!

  • ashlina {the decorista}

    August 16, 2010 |

    totally right up my alley. i LOVE this

  • Maegan

    August 16, 2010 |

    anhesty: thank you for reminding me to include their info 😉 and thanks!

  • esdelope

    August 16, 2010 |

    I love how nautical these are!


  • drollgirl

    August 16, 2010 |

    fast and easy and FAB!

    and i love all of the blue and white going on here. it makes me want to bust out my grandma’s old blue and white china!

  • SAMI.

    August 16, 2010 |




    August 16, 2010 |

    These are very cute!

  • cintiatattoo

    August 16, 2010 |

    That looks amazing!!!
    That gave me another idea, to stick a wire inside the rope to make the rope stiff and loop the rope a little more loose. So that one loop doesn’t touch the other. I think that would look cool too!

  • Anonymous

    August 16, 2010 |

    your little hands are amazing aren t they?;)great table setting. definately a fan. love all ur stuff. Andra

  • BaCreando

    August 16, 2010 |

    I look at your photos and my dream vacation to the sea …..

  • Heather

    August 16, 2010 |

    Such a beautiful setting. Love your diy’s.

  • Maegan

    August 16, 2010 |

    cintiatattoo: yes! would be totally cute option, like a snake

  • Anonymous

    August 16, 2010 |

    Hi Maegan, how about a picture of the complete table 🙂

  • In progress

    August 16, 2010 |

    i love the table set up and this was any easy DIY!

  • The Owl's Closet

    August 16, 2010 |

    love this simple diy, maegan! i may just try it out! those dishes are lovely!

  • Sadie's Momma

    August 16, 2010 |

    1. I love how your blue and white theme is making debuts in all different parts of your new home (okay, well bathroom, bedroom, and now kitchen! Your finds are amazing.
    2. Can you come to my house and completely re-dec, DIY it? I’ve lived her for 2.5 years and it’s BARE. Embarrassing.
    3. I <3 Maegan!!!

    <3 Kim

  • J-Diggety

    August 16, 2010 |

    Those dishes are gorgeous! As usual, your DIY’s are fab… simple but so chic! 🙂
    xoxo J

  • Style Porn

    August 17, 2010 |

    And glue guns are fun. You forgot fun.

  • Susu Paris Chic

    August 17, 2010 |

    Go creative gal! This is great but as an incurable fashion aficionado I loved even more your petal purse tutorial!

  • todi bear

    August 18, 2010 |

    Great idea thanks for sharing !


    August 18, 2010 |

    My 3 Wishes:
    1.World Peace
    2. Homes for all the animals
    3. For …love Maegan to branch out into home dec with her rockin’ tutorials.

    YES!!! I’ll be linking.

  • chellemorgan

    August 22, 2010 |

    What a simple, elegant, and fun idea. I love it! Being creative & DIY with home decor really makes such a difference.

    xo Chelle

  • Naughty Baubles

    August 25, 2010 |

    So chic!! Perfect for a farewell to summer party


    NaughtyBaubles on Etsy

  • Soendoro Soetanto

    August 25, 2010 |

    Thanks for sharing.
    Soendoro Soetanto

  • zeshuregi

    August 31, 2010 |

    its looking awesome…very comingt from 10 marifet

  • zeshuregi

    August 31, 2010 |

    Megan check my blog will find a jute decorated vase…

  • Claudia

    February 9, 2015 |

    Love this, and also not too difficult creating a great effect. I know, I am a bit late to comment, but better late than never.

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