10 Minute Pebble Napkin Rings That Rock
Hello there. Looking for a fun way to add a little something special to your table decor? Then these pebble napkin rings might be just the thing and you can whip up them up in no time at all!
We made them for this month’s Int’l Bloggers Club challenge, which was all about rocks and pebbles. They literally took me all of 10 minutes to make and they are so easy to do. Plus they add that fun element too. But before I show you how to make your own pebble napkin rings, let me quickly tell you a little more about the IBC. Every month a small group of international bloggers from all around the world get together to share a themed project. Last month we had to make something using wire, which I loved and the month before we all shared a garden related project. You can see all our past challenges here. Okay let’s get back to those pebble napkin rings. All you need is a few pebbles, a short piece of PVC pipe, glue and blackboard paint.
How to Make Pebble Napkin Rings
Make 4cm (1 1/2″) wide rings by cutting the PVC pipe with a saw. To ensure that they all the same width, mark the PVC pipe with a pencil before cutting. Sand the rings using 100 grit sandpaper.
Wipe off any dust and spray both the rings and the pebbles with blackboard paint.
Once they’re nice a dry, glue the pebbles to the PVC rings. I used instant glue but any general purpose adhesive should work.
When the glue has set, condition the pebbles by covering them completely with chalk. Rub it in with a dry cloth and then wipe off. Blackboard paint is porous, so if you don’t prime it, your first drawing might never wipe off 😉
Now you have a gorgeous handmade pebble napkin rings that only take a few minutes to make. They’re great for adding that special something that will make your guests feel welcome. You can draw on them, or add a short message or write your guests name on them and use them as place cards.
We stumble over pebbles, never over mountains
So tell me, what would you write on your pebbles? And if you like the idea don’t forget to pin it for later.
Anyways I do hope you have an amazing week filled with lots of love, creativity and good music. And please don’t forget to see what my friends from the IBC have done with the “pebbles and rocks” challenge. Their links should be at the bottom of the post. And if you’d like to make your own version, I’ve added some affiliate links below. Disclosure: If you click on them, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more unique DIY and craft ideas for you 😉
48 thoughts on “10 Minute Pebble Napkin Rings That Rock”
What a sweet idea, especially using chalkboard paint that you can write cute words on the front with! Pinned!
Thanks so much Wendi, glad you like it
What a great idea to use pebbles! I like the black color you used and your table setting is gorgeous Michelle!
Thanks so much Christina ?
These are so simple, yet so cute! Love the idea of using chalkboard paint on the pebbles.
? Glad you like them Linda, thank you
This is another clever idea from you Michelle! I would never have thought of making chalkboard pebbles, but this is a nice idea for guests to make them feel welcome.
They all seem to enjoy the novelty of them and we’ve had to make a few for a friend of mine too ?
Gosh, I can’t wait to try this out. Super adorable and easy too! You are so creative and I get so excited when I see your projects!
I’m sure you’ll really enjoy doing it Carolann and I would love to know what you would write ?
That’s pretty cool, I’ve never thought of using pebbles as napkin rings! Definitely something I would wanna do in future when I have my own house!
You’ll have loads of fun making these Tiffany
This is so cute and well done. I often come across painted rocks on Pinterest but they don’t really have a purpose. This is great, I can see myself actually doing these rocks, so perfect for outdoor picnics. Pinning.
? Thanks so much Leanna
There are some things I really like to collect and napkin rings are one of them. These are so much fun. It is on my to make list.
Oh my I didn’t know that Debra. Collecting napkin rings must be quite an interesting hobby. Glad you like these
What a great idea:-))) Love it:-)))
Thank you Nitka ?
So simple yet so pretty! Parties and family dinners would be even more fun with a special word on each pebble.
I have never used plastic pipe but it seems easy to work with
Thank you Pili. PVC pipes are really easy and you’ll have loads of fun with them. They’re not difficult to cut at all and come in so many different sizes too
what a genius idea Michelle! these napkin rings look so adorable. I love that you added the wildflowers, it’s definitely taking the whole thing to another level 🙂
? Thanks Nati. Our lavendar bush is in full bloom at the moment and I loved how the purple and black worked so well together
What a neat diy! This adds such a nice touch to any table setting.
Thanks so much Nalil ?
What a really lovely idea this is, it would be really great as a table setting at a wedding! You have done a fantastic job!
? Thank you Elizabeth ?
These are adorable!! thanks so much for visiting !!
Thank you Debbie ?
This is so nice and creative! The best thing about using pebbles is that they represent simplicity and that really melts anyone’s heart if done right.
Simple, fun and easy always works for me ? Thanks so much Esme
This is a cute idea! It’s something that I could actually do. 😀 I really like the idea of using chalkboard spray so that you can change the decoration.
Glad you like it Sam, thanks so much
This is amazing creativity. I love these napkin rings. So excited to have these and with your step by step crafting tips I am sure can do it.
Of course you can Indu ? Maybe you can take a few pebbles home with you form Antarctica as a memento to make the napkin rings extra special
Ah! This is something I can try without getting overwhelmed. 😀 Such a lovely idea to personalize for each guest.
Yay, that’s so great to hear Tanvi and they really are super easy to make too
These are adorable! What a great addition to a summertime table.
Thanks so much Kim, I’m glad you like them
Michelle, this is such a fun way to use pebbles! I love the chalkboard aspect. Very lovely!
Thanks so much Keri. I’m thinking that next time we have people around I’m going to put some chalk on the table so they can write or draw their own messages too
Super cute idea, Michelle! I love that they are chalkboards so they can also be used as placeholders OR you can have fun and write event-specific messages. Pinned 🙂
Thanks so much Marie, they’re a really fun addition when you’re entertaining
These are so fun and so unexpected Michelle. A table setting with a sense of humor is how I see it. And so easy to make. What would you put on mine if I came over for dinner?
Aren’t they just and I think it was your idea to use pebbles for this month’s challenge ? I would need one really big pebble to write something if you came around for brunch Mary. There are just so many words that I can think of, so perhaps I would just draw a big hearts and speak the words instead, that’s after I’ve given you a million hugs first ?
That’s a fun theme for the IBC challenge! Your napkin rings are beautiful and I love that you can change the text, depending on the guests and the occasion. Great idea, Michelle!
I loved this theme. It was loads of fun coming up with a pebble idea and I’m really enjoying the napkin rings too. We’ve already used them on two occasions and they were a hit both times
Love this idea Michelle and how easy it is. They add a lovely beach vibe to the table setting and look great!!
Thanks so much Katrin, they’re super easy to do