DIY ~ Paper Napkin Table Runner

I’ve been chomping at the bit to share this paper napkin table runner tutorial with you today!

It is seriously so incredibly easy and inexpensive to make…we’re talking $5 or less, depending on what you have on hand!

You are going to be blown away by how easy this is.  Literally, minutes is all you need to put it together, and the results are adorable.


This idea is awesome for several reasons…yes it’s easy and affordable, but you can customize it to match your decor, and it’s super easy clean-up…especially for a kids’ table!

I created this runner for a Cookie Decorating Party and it couldn’t have been a better idea.

No worries about stains and spills, just throw the napkin runner in the trash after the party!

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Napkins of your choice (I picked up 3 packs of different colors at the dollar store)

  • Ribbon of your choice (pick up a spool or two or use whatever you have on hand)

  • Scotch tape

  • Double-sided tape

Now, just lay your napkins out on a table and create your pattern.


Secure with Scotch tape…


Flip it over, and using double-sided tape, place ribbon to cover the seams.


That is it!  I told you it was easy!

If you want to add a little pizzazz, feel free.  I attached some cute little snowflakes to each corner to tie into our theme. 


And here it is in action:

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Isn’t that adorable?

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