Sunday, November 6, 2016

No-Sew Deer Antlers Napkin Ring

For crafters, it's never too early to start making Christmas projects.  Right now, the stores are stocked to the brim with holiday assortments and I'm slowly making my way around to see the fabulous displays and to find out what's trendy and inspiring before things get too picked over!
On a recent trip to Pier1, I found the cutest antler napkin rings made out of burlap and pom poms. 
Pier1 source
The antlers were stitched together but instantly I knew I could make one using fabric glue.  Check out how I did it!
Gather :
Antler template
Burlap ribbon - 2.5" wide
Fabric-Tac fabric glue
Pom pom
Cabone wood 2" rings
Hot glue gun
Skewer stick/clips
First, I googled antlers to find a pattern I could use.  I made adjustments to one that I liked and drew the following.  You can Copy and paste to Word or right click to save picture as, if you like. 

Next, I printed and cut out the pattern and used it to cut the antlers out of burlap ribbon.

Then, line up the way you want the antlers to look and carefully add Fabri-Tac fabric glue around the edges on one side. Leave the bottom clear of glue so you can stuff it. The glue can be a bit stringy and you might need to use the pointed tip of a skewer stick to keep it on edge. *Do not put glue anywhere else except on the edges
Press the top pattern to the glue side, first on the edges, laying it down carefully. Press down and around the edges making sure to seal. Allow to dry completely before stuffing.

 Next, after drying, insert the flat end of a skewer stick inside to make sure the antlers are open completely and then stuff with poly-fil.  Use the flat end of a skewer to push the filling into the round areas, being extremely careful not to open any edges. (like I did) If you open any edges, push in the filling, add more glue and use a clip to seal until dry. 

Once stuffed, clean up any excess glue and seal the ends with fabric glue.

I already had cabone wood rings from another project but you can find them at Walmart (5 for $1.54).
I wrapped twine around the wood ring, sealing the ends on with hot glue. 

Then, I hot glued the ends of the antlers onto the twine wrapped ring.

 And finally, glued on the pom pom in the center of the antlers for an adorable holiday napkin ring!
 Imagine your holiday table adorned with these cuties!

Take a little time to enjoy


Happy Holiday Crafting!


  1. Oooh simply adorable it

  2. Such a cure idea dear! Thanks for sharing! xox
    Vesna - new post on Home Chic Club

  3. Aren't those the cutest and you did a wonderful job of making your own!

  4. Very sweet antler rings and I am sure less expensive than the Pier1 ones. Love that is no sewing involved.

  5. So cute, Gail! I will have to make these for sure!
    Thanks for sharing this craft.

  6. I love them! Those are just adorable. Thanks for figuring out how to make them and sharing!

  7. it is some kind of magic in your hand:) i like it! follow:) no waiting for U:)

  8. These are so cute - and no sew is an added bonus!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  9. Hi Gail, wow those are the cutest reindeer napkins rings. Thanks for sharing this tutorial at C&C with J&J!
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  10. Sooo cute ! thank's for sharing this idea

  11. Oh gosh...these are adorable! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. Hi Gail,

    Stopping in from Maria Elena's, today. Your no sew antlers are adorable, and perfect for a non sewer like me!

    Have a wonderful week!


  13. Adorable! I love that you use fabric glue instead of sewing. I can't sew a bit, but I can use glue! Pinning.


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