DIY Button Napkins

Dress up boring white napkins with stylish buttons! DIY Gold Button Napkins - great gift idea!

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What do you do when your local fabric store is having a 50% off store closing sale?? Buy fancy buttons and make button napkins!

I love using white napkins at my table, even with my kids (they can be bleached!….the napkins, not the kids!) but white napkins can be a little boring on their own.

So I decided to dress up some white hotel napkins with some beautiful gold buttons to add some shine and style!



DIY button napkin

Buttons – I used a variety of pretty oversized gold ones!


Sewing Needle

White Napkins – like these 17” white napkins

These embellished napkins are so easy and quick to make! Just sew one button to the corner of a napkin and you’re done! It only took me a few minutes to do up 6 of them!

DIY Napkin


These oversized gold buttons are so pretty! I love them with my gold flower napkin rings!

These gold napkin rings would look fabulous too!

Make embellished button napkins

Here’s a ‘hammered’ gold button version:

Button Napkin Tutorial

DIY Button napkins tutorial

These napkins would look gorgeous with vintage buttons or your favorite color!

I can’t wait to use them for outdoor dining on my deck…when the weather eventually warms up here!

These Button Napkins would make an excellent gift idea – Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Make up a set of 6 or 8 quickly and easily for a pretty Handmade Mother’s Day gift that Mom will love!

I’m so excited to be partying with some of my bloggy friends today as part of the Mother’s Day Blog Hop! Check out all the other fabulous DIY Mother’s Day inspiration here:

Mother's-Day- DIY-decor-crafts

Domestically Speaking   My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Cupcakes and Crinoline    Town and Country Living

Setting For Four

What will you be making for Mother’s Day?

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Looking for more tablescape inspiration?

Check out my DIY Beaded Napkin Rings, my DIY Jewel and Shell Napkin Rings and my Spring Table Decor Ideas and Spring Centerpiece and Tablescape Ideas!

DIY beaded napkin ring

DIY Jewel and shell napkin ring

Spring Table Decor

Spring centerpiece and tablescape ideas


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Written by Heather at Setting for Four

Setting for Four is a home design, décor and lifestyle blog. Focus is on home renovations, crafts, DIYs, tutorials, recipes, as well as family friendly design and decorating ideas that won’t break the bank or sacrifice style.

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  1. says

    Love your simple but elegant idea for the napkins. I have many vintage buttons, so I just might make a set for myself.
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. says

    Heather, this is such a great idea, so pretty and yet so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Take care – Dawn @ We Call It
    History & Home Link Party, Tue-Fri, weekly

  3. says

    What a wonderful idea! I’m going to do this craft with my granddaughter so she can have practice sewing on buttons AND make a gift for her Mom! Thanks for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  4. says

    OK it’s official. I am printing this, PIN’g this and putting it in my favorites so I don’t forget! OH I Know! I’m forwarding this to hubby so he cam make me some for Mother’s Day too

    I am having a “Table It” link party showcasing anything to do with tables…food, tablescapes, coffee table vignettes and I’d love for you to join us and share your post with us if you have time :-) you can link up to 4 different posts if you like.

  5. says

    Where do you buy hotel dinner napkins? They could be used to cover pillows offering blank slate to dress up with stencils, ribbons, anything decorative. Love selection of buttons you got, so pretty. And your napkins rings, ooohh. Also loved the other napkin ring suggestions making with beads, wow. Loved it all. Found you thru Inspiration Gallery Link Party With DDD. I’ve subscribed, if I can find it I”ll also pin.
    Happy days

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