Simple Table Setting Ideas: DIY Napkin Rings for Spring

Looking for simple table setting ideas? These Pottery Barn-inspired DIY napkin rings create a beautiful table for your spring celebrations.

Incorporate these simple and elegant table setting ideas to create beautiful dining table decor. From Easter dinner to Spring gatherings and celebrations, these beautiful DIY forsythia napkin rings will add the perfect touch of spring to your table for every special occasion!

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Spring has not quite yet sprung outside our home, but it certainly has on our dining room table! After months of cold winter weather, spring is just around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited! Although it was a fairly mild winter for Kentucky, this Kentucky gal is certainly ready for sunshine and warmer temps. 

Today’s spring tablescape is full of sunshine! 

It never hurts to have a little decorating inspiration, and today’s DIY project was inspired by the cutest Pottery Barn forsythia napkin rings. Yellow is such a happy color for spring, and forsythia is the quintessential early spring flower.

So, inspired by this classic spring bloom and the vibrant and gorgeous yellows and blues in the spring Pottery Barn catalog, I created a happy spring tablescape, full of sunny, breezy color that’s perfect for any spring occasion. Add a few Easter eggs or white ceramic bunnies, and you have the perfect Easter table.

Forsythia Napkin Rings for Spring Table

How to Make the Pottery Barn-Inspired Forsythia Napkin Rings

First, let’s start by making this very simple Pottery Barn-inspired DIY napkin ring. I gathered a few simple supplies to create this easy DIY.

Supplies for Pottery Barn-inspired DIY Forsythia Napkin Rings


Step One: Cut the grapevine wire.

Grapevine wire is a thick, heavy floral wire that’s made to look like grapevine. It’s ideal to use when adding florals and greenery to a grapevine wreath. I thought it would be perfect to form the ring portion of the napkin rings.

Cut a 12.5 inch wire
Cut a 12.5 inch wire

Cut the grapevine wire into 12 to 12 1/2-inch strips. I made six napkin rings, so I needed six cuts of the wire.

Step Two:  Form the circle portion of the napkin ring.

Form your rings by folding the wire and twisting it in place. My circles were approximately 2 inches in diameter.

Twist the grapevine wire into a ring
Napkin ring is approximately 2" in diameter
Twist the grapevine wire into a ring

Just do a relaxed twisting of the grapevine wire; don’t twist it too tightly, or you won’t have enough to make sure that you get a double layer of the grapevine wire all the way around the napkin ring.

Step Three:  Attach the faux forsythia pieces.

Cut a couple of 5 inch sections of forsythia branch to adhere to each ring. 

Use a hot glue gun to glue the pieces of Forsythia onto your twisted grapevine wire circles. 

Step Four:  Secure the forsythia with raffia.

Use the raffia ribbon to wrap around the base of your faux stems to secure them to the grapevine rings. Once you wrap them a few times going in and out of the branches, tie them in a knot, and clip the excess.

Add faux forsythia pieces

Now your napkin rings are ready for your table!

Pottery Barn-inspired DIY Forsythia Napkin Rings

Of course, if you’re short on time, or just not in a DIY mood, the Pottery Barn forsythia napkin rings are just gorgeous!

Pottery Barn-inspired DIY Forsythia Napkin Rings

How to Set a Sunny Yellow and Breezy Blue Table for Spring:

These pretty forsythia napkin rings are just one element of this festive spring tablescape. These pretty yellow creations call for a bright and cheery sprawling spring tablescape down the center of your table.

The foundation of the dining table decor is my favorite jute table runner from Walmart! I love this jute runner because it’s so versatile all year long! It’s perfect for a natural look and keeps our tablescape from feeling too fussy. 

The centerpiece is a combination of several simple centerpieces. The focal point is a white vase full of white tulips, seeded eucalyptus, and yellow Alstroemeria. A cute yellow and white pitcher filled with yellow Alstroemeria extends the fresh yellow color along the table runner. Small glass bud vases filled with vibrant yellow Gerbera daisies add a fresh feel to the table.

Blue and White Bowl full of lemons and limes on spring tablescape

Fresh fruit is always a great addition to a spring table! I filled a blue and white bowl with fresh lemons and limes for additional pops of color. 

A pair of tall candlesticks in a brass finish hold tall white taper candles for an elevated look which contrasts with the rustic vibe of the jute runner.

Yellow and Blue Spring Tablescape

I added woven placemats at each place setting. The dinnerware includes settings of a blue stoneware dinner plate paired with blue and white salad plates. I mixed and matched the dinnerware to add visual interest to the table. My grandmother’s vintage stemware adds a touch of nostalgia at each table setting.

The cloth napkins in the new napkin rings add the finishing touch to the table! For the napkins, I used a combination of white cloth napkins and blue and white checkered napkins, and inserted them into the Forsythia napkin rings for a pop of color at each place setting.

Faux forsythia stems in blue glass vase with moss balls in wooden dough bowl on dining room cupboard

I carried this sunny spring theme onto the dining table buffet with a blue glass vase full of faux Forsythia stems. Green moss balls in a wooden dough bowl add a pretty, springy touch to complement the table.

More Whimsical Ideas for Spring Napkin Rings:

Spring is the perfect time to add whimsical charm to your table settings. Whether you need casual table setting ideas for an informal table, or you’re hosting a more formal affair, there are lots of creative ways to create DIY napkin rings for your dinner napkins this time of year.

Yellow Alstroemeria Centerpiece for Spring table

1. Use other fresh spring blooms on your napkin rings. 

Craft napkin rings using fresh flowers like tulips, daffodils, or hyacinths. Simply wrap floral wire around the napkin and attach small bunches of your favorite flowers for a beautiful setting in your favorite color scheme.

2. Make Easter bunny ear napkin rings. 

Create adorable napkin rings shaped like bunny ears using soft fabric or paper. Attach them to the napkin with a small clothespin or ribbon for a playful Easter-themed addition to your table, adding a personal touch to your table decorations.

Simple Table Setting Ideas for Spring featuring Pottery Barn-Inspired DIY Forsythia Napkin rings

3. Make napkin rings from pastel ribbons.

Use pastel-colored ribbon or fabric to tie delicate bows around the napkins, embellished with small Easter-themed charms or beads for a soft and charming look. This is the perfect way to add a touch of whimsy to your gorgeous table.

​4. Add your favorite springtime critters to your napkins.

Incorporate miniature bird nests or tiny bird figurines into your napkin rings for a whimsical touch of springtime charm. Add a few faux flowers or feathers for extra flair, enhancing the natural material theme of your table decorations.

5. Focus on foliage. 

Wrap napkins with lengths of greenery such as ivy, ferns, or eucalyptus, securing them with twine or floral wire. Add small sprigs of colorful berries for a natural and elegant spring-inspired napkin ring, elevating your gorgeous table with a burst of fresh flowers.

6. Create Easter egg napkin rings. 

Decorate plain napkin rings with colorful faux Easter eggs. Use hot glue to adhere them to a napkin ring. Mix and match different sizes and patterns for a fun and festive look, creating a beautiful setting with charming table decorations that mimic the beauty of fresh flowers.

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Yellow and Blues Spring tablescape and Simple Table Setting Ideas

Are you doing any entertaining this spring? I hope this sunny tablescape and fun napkin ring DIY inspire you to add pops of fresh color to your table.

Happy Spring Entertaining!

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