Star fish napkin holders

This ocean-inspired craft project involves simple materials that come together quickly for a nice, polished result.

All you need is:

  • Empty toilet tissue roll(s) – one roll produces four approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) napkin rings
  • Jute cord – a rough-looking natural fibre twine
  • Starfish – I picked mine up for 99 cents each
  • Common craft tools: Utility knife, ruler, craft/school glue, and pencil

DIY Starfish Napkin Holder Materials

Measure off four equal sections on your toilet tissue roll, and cut with a utility knife. Don’t worry if the paper starts unravelling at all — it will all be held firmly in place once wrapped and glued.

Making a star fish napkin holder - cutting the rings

Next, cut off a long strand of jute and, starting on the inside of your roll, begin wrapping it around. Cover your roll with glue, inside and out, in manageable portions — about an inch at a time.

Making a star fish napkin holder - gluing the jute

I found that two strands of jute, about 55 inches in length (140 cm), covered one ring nicely and was a reasonable length to work with. Your fingers will definitely get very messy during this task! Expect the glue to seep out through the cord as well, but don’t worry — it will look great once it’s dry.

Star fish napkin holders

Add your starfish and you’re done!

Star-fish and jute napkin rings

These napkin holders work great for a beach-themed party, or just everyday hosting. Enjoy!