Beaded Napkin Ring Holders

A table setting complete with a knife, fork, salad plate, dinner plate and linen napkin embellished with an ornate autumn napkin ring

How to personalize your Thanksgiving table this year? Bring the kids in to help! Adding a child’s creative touch to an otherwise sophisticated scene can really soften the tone of a room and introduce more character.

Use wooden or glass beads in festive colors and shapes to make napkin holders. String them on stretchy elastic, or make longer loop on twine or embroidery thread and just wrap it around the napkin multiple times. Guests could repurpose it into a keychain, bracelet or necklace.

This activity is a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills and to be entertained for an afternoon. You could even personalize the place settings with lettered beads for each guest’s name.