Starfish Napkin Rings

By  Melony Bradley 

size: 2"

  • Starfish Napkin Rings


  • Wooden napkin rings, 2”
  • Wooden squares, 2”
  • Glass slide, 2”
  • Elmers White Foam Core Board, 2” square
  • Small starfish and shells, assorted
  • Map-themed scrapbooking tape, 1/2”-wide (or recycled map and double-sided tape)


  • X-ACTO knife
  • DecoArt Americana: Acrylic Paints: Lamp Black, Bahama Blue, Olive Green
  • Black pigment ink
  • Cardstock scrap, 1-1/2” square (for template)
  • Scallop decorative-edge scissors
  • Aleene’s: Original Tacky Glue, Liquid Fusion

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, sandpaper, wax candle, paintbrush, foam brush, rubber bands
  • 1. On covered work surface, paint wooden napkin rings Lamp Black. Let dry. Rub surfaces randomly with wax candle. Let dry. Paint napkin rings Bahama Blue or Olive Green. Let dry. Lightly sand surfaces to reveal distressed look. Repeat process for 2" wooden squares.
  • 2. Using 2" glass slide as template, trace slide onto foam core board. Trace 1-1/2" cardstock square on center of foam core square. Use X-ACTO knife to cut out square and opening in center of square. If needed, smooth edges of foam core square with sandpaper. Paint foam core square Bahama Blue or Olive Green.
  • 3. Glue 2" wooden square onto foam core frame, forming backing on frame. Place small shells and tiny starfish into frame. Glue glass slide onto top of foam core, carefully applying glue on edges of foam core.
  • 4. Trim map-themed scrapbooking tape with scallop decorative-edge scissors. (Or cut 1/4" strips from recycled map.) Cut map-themed tape into four 2"-long strips and place on top of glass slide, covering glued edges. Glue napkin ring on back of framed shells.