Mackenzie-Childs DIY napkin rings

Mackenzie-Childs DIY Napkin Rings!

I love Mackenzie-Childs.  But my budget does not.  So, I came up with an idea to get the look for less.  I have been wanting these napkin rings below for a while:

Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Napkin Ring

But at $16 each they are a little out of my price range right now.  So I came up with the idea of making my own.


  • Mackenzie-Childs Ribbon (you may it purchase here).  I purchased the 1″ ribbon for $28 for 10 yards.  There are larger sizes if you would like to use that instead.
  • Another napking ring for size
  • scissors
  • needle and thread
1″ Courtly Check ribbon

 STEP 1:
Wrap the ribbon around another napking ring for proper sizing.

step 1.

 STEP 2:  Give yourself extra overlap so the ribbon will not unravel.  Then bend back the ribbon ends so a nice seam is left.

Sew the overlapping edges over each other with a simple running stitch by hand.  Then VOILA! done!

Finished product next to the old napkin ring for size.  Notice how the ribbon edge on the inside of the napkin ring is folded over so the ribbon will not unravel.

 Coincidentally, the Courtly Check napkin rings match my old Mary Engelbreit pin cushion!

The finished product! Not too shabby!

While the normal napkin rings would be nicer, the project cost was $28 (I made only eight of the napkin rings, but you could make a whole bunch more) vs at least $128 for eight real napkin rings.  I get the look, for 80% off the price, which is what I wanted.  Plus I have at least 9 yards of Mackenzie Childs ribbon to play with!  Now what to do with the extra ribbon… I’m sure I’ll think of something!

I’ve linked up with The Scoop! Visit Confessions of a Plate Addict blog, it’s a good one!
I’ve also linked up with Wow us Wednesdays! at Savvy Southern Style, Open House Party at no minimalist here, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage!


  1. August 19, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    I'm a McK-C fan. Your napkin rings look grate. Enjoy!

  2. August 20, 2013 / 1:00 am

    I love the check pattern. I think the teapot is my all time favorite! (Although I'm waiting for my hunter check boots to arrive…)

    Very clever!

  3. August 21, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    For those of us who can't sew, you could also hot glue the ribbon to old napkin rings too! Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

  4. August 22, 2013 / 12:42 am

    I didn't realize I had deleted my earlier comment! Still kind of new to the blog-land!

    Sarah- Thanks!

    Simone- Are you referring to the tea pot pin cushion or a Mackenzie-Childs tea pot?

    Holly- hot glue is a great idea! I thought of it, but realized I didn't own a glue gun!

    Ms Lemon- Mackenzie-Childs ribbon won't be sold in the regular craft store, but I'm sure you could find a look alike… as I discovered Mary Engelbreit has a very similar pattern!

  5. August 22, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    This is such a quick and easy idea – love it – I am also a M-C fan!