Feather Napkin Rings

Birds of a Feather

by Mark Melnick

A uniuqe tag style napkin ring featuring textured paper and a pheasant feather by Mark Melnick.

I decided to make a bit more fanciful table decor item. This napkin ring tag is easy and fun to create. There are two versions of this project as you will see in the final project images that are side by side.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes + drying time



Step 1

Place paper in a crimping device. Crimp paper in one direction and remove. Replace paper in the crimper in the opposite direction and crimp again for an interesting crosshatch design.

Step 2

Adhere paper to one side of tag. Trim to size.


Step 3

Apply Delicata White Shimmer to the textured side of the tag. Take Habanero VersaFine Ink and rub onto tag so that the high points are covered in ink.

Step 4

Brush tag with textured bead gel and allow to dry. The tags should sit for at least two hours to dry – overnight for a complete dry. These glass beads shimmer and reflect light adding amazing texture to the project.


Step 5

Adhere pheasant feathers, cut to desired size, to tag. Place a small colored grommet into tag hole. Take decorative ribbon, raffia, or fabric and tie through hole in tag then around napkins for unique place settings. In my alternate version I only crimped in one directions and didn’t apply any VersaFine ink.


  • Handmade cotton paper or cardstock
  • Manila or kraft tag
  • Paper crimper
  • Pheasant feathers
  • Glass bead gel
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon or raffia










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