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Thanksgiving Crafts: Button Indian Corn Napkin Rings

Button Indian Corn Napkin Rings

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

These colorful table setting decorations really capture the flavor of the holiday - and make a fun project for kids to work on a day or two before the big day.


  • Felt
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tacky glue
  • Small paintbrush
  • Buttons in assorted colors (you can buy them by the bag in many craft stores)


Button Indian Corn Napkin Rings - Step 1

For each napkin ring, cut a 4- by 5 1/2-inch piece of felt. Starting at one short end of the rectangle, glue on 12 Popsicle sticks (it's less messy if you use a small paintbrush to spread the glue), lining them up side by side. You should end up with a margin of uncovered felt at the end.

Button Indian Corn Napkin Rings - Step 2

Once the glue dries, form a ring by gluing the overlapped felt together

Now comes the fun part: glue on rows of buttons, alternating the colors to resemble an ear of Indian corn. Let the glue dry completely.

When it's time to use the rings, roll up corn-husk-colored napkins. Insert one in each ring so that a portion extends above the cob.