Go rustic for the season!
Nothing quite gets me going like a good farmhouse table. Don’t get me wrong, as a certified table woman I love all sorts of styles—just check my Instagram for proof! But farmhouse is near and dear to my heart, not least because I grew up in one.
So I thank my lucky stars that the rustic charm is currently everywhere! To be honest, I’m also really partial to a rustic table for the holiday season, because everyone knows that rustic and cold weather go together like peanut butter and jelly.
However, I just spent a mint on new holiday decor so I can’t justify redoing my dining space right now, and I’m feeling a bit disillusioned about the things I already own. My solution to this rut? Go on a “shopping spree” AKA buying something nice and inexpensive to treat myself. Since you all know that I just love napkin rings for their ability to transform tables on the cheap, this article is all about my favorite rustic napkin rings to get the farmhouse look without the cost!
My favorites of the bunch have to be these lovely French country style silver rooster rings that come in a set of 4. At $20.99 for the set (which comes out to a little more than $5 per piece), these are definitely on the pricier end of the scale, but their antique silver finish makes them look so much more expensive. They’re also of a decent weight, which makes me confident in their ability to last.
Runner up: Vagabond House pewter antler napkin ring
I love the look of these gorgeous pewter hand-casted napkin rings, but at $14.99 a piece they’re not exactly a budget pick. The detail and craftsmanship of this napkin ring is out of this world though, and with a regular diameter of 1.5″ they fit most of the napkins in my collection—giving me more bang for my buck, or so I keep on telling myself anyway. The feel of these beauties is quite solid and heavy as well, and even if they’re quite pricey I think they would make a lovely gift for any homemaker this holiday season!
If you’re planning on throwing a huge (and I mean HUGE) gathering this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with these jute napkin rings that come in a set of 45! At a little over $1 per ring, they’re a great budget pick for a DIY rustic wedding or bridal shower, but if 45 pieces are just too much you can also choose to buy fewer napkin rings on the seller’s Etsy page.
While I love the look of these, and I love the fact that they’re so easily customizable (making them the perfect thing to have on hand when I’m feeling crafty), they’re also only made out of PVA glue and twine, which makes me doubt their ability to withstand the test of time. Nevertheless, a pack of these is great to have in stock for all of my upcoming DIY plans and projects.
For more simple scapes, I love using these handmade vine wreaths that I get from Amazon. They’re made out of natural vine, so they do tend to break quite easily, but for the price of $7.95 I don’t mind ordering them again and again.
The wreaths come in different sizes, so for napkin rings I suggest getting the smallest size available which is 2″. Take note that the seller mentions the outer measurement, so a 2″ ring will have a smaller inside diameter.
There’s something about this napkin ring that makes me go back to it again and again! I’ve already featured it once as a pick for my Thanksgiving table because, as I mentioned previously, I just love the look of the galvanized metal against plain white linen.
At $13.99 for the set, they fit my criteria of being both affordable and cute, although again I’m not too sure if they’ll survive the year. They’re lightweight, easy to store, and very functional, but I think they’ll end up rusting within the next few months. I’ll post an update if it ever happens, but for now I’ll enjoy these rustic napkin rings on my dining table.
I originally planned to get these napkin rings in gold, but I thought they were a little bit too shiny for a rustic look and got the set in “antique” instead. I’m not disappointed at all!
These are beautifully made and sturdy, which I honestly wasn’t expecting considering the $14.99 price tag. The insides are smooth, so no snagging on any napkins, but the outside is wonderfully textured. There are a few joints where you can see the wires come together, but in my opinion they just add to the texture and charm of these napkin rings.
Just to note, these are handmade so not all of the napkin rings came in the same color. This isn’t an issue for me as I think it just adds to the rustic look of my table, but take it into consideration if ever you order a set. The biggest issue for me, unfortunately, would have to be the sizing. These come with an inside diameter of 1.9″, which makes them just slightly too large for a few of my napkins.
At $39.99 for the set, these are definitely on the pricier side of my list, and for good reason. These rings are well-made and sturdy, and the detail on the leaves is beautiful. I love how each of the 6 come in a different design, so that my place settings look just a little bit more personalized, while the antique gold color looks amazing against my red linens for a little cheery holiday charm. They also come with a diameter of 1.5″, which suits my needs perfectly.
As the last on my list and definitely the most rustic of the bunch, I present to you these handmade wood and bark napkin rings that come in a set of 12. These aren’t varnished, so you get the actual texture of the bark when you order these, and although I don’t exactly know what they’re made of, I suspect they’re made out of pine wood.
These are also the cheapest napkin rings on my list, ringing in at a whopping $12.99 or about $1.08 per piece. You can’t tell the price at all by how well-made these look and how sturdy they feel! Unfortunately, they’re just a little too rustic for my everyday tastes, but these are definitely a wonderful addition to my napkin ring collection.
Note: Just so you know, while I do believe in each of the products I’ve suggested, this article may contain affiliate links so that I get a small compensation for the items featured on my list.
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