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Rustic Easter Decorations With DIY Christ-Centered Easter Napkin Rings

Make your own Easter napkin rings with these easy rustic Easter decorations from the help of a Cricut and the knife blade.

Second to Christmas, Easter is my favorite holiday.  For Christians, Christ’s resurrection is the basis of our beliefs.  Without it, nothing else would matter.

That’s why I prefer to keep Jesus at the center of Easter.  After all, He is the reason we celebrate this holiday.  It doesn’t take much to add a few elegant Christ-centered decorations to your Easter table.

With the help of my Cricut, I made these easy and simple He is Risen Easter napkin rings and tablecloths.  The religious Easter table decorations go perfect with my wood cross rustic Easter decoration that I made last year.

Christ centered Easter table with DIY napkin rings and placemats. Video tutorial on how to make the cross napkin rings out of chipboard with a Cricut Maker. #cricut #cricutmade #easter

With just a few simple steps you can have some beautiful Christian rustic Easter decorations in the form of Cricut napkin rings to add the true meaning of Easter to your tablescape.

Materials Needed for Easter Napkin Rings

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Cutting Chipboard with a Cricut Maker

The Easter napkin rings are made with a Cricut Maker.  If you’d like to learn more about what this machine can do, make sure to read Cricut Maker review post. 

You can find the Cricut napkin ring project in Cricut Design Space here, or you can design one in CDS.

Also, if you are new to CDS, make sure to check out my series of Cricut Design Space 101 tutorials to get started.

Insert a cross or two rectangles and weld them together.  Use the “draw” function (top left side) font to add the text onto the cross.

designing Christian Easter decorations in CSD

Use your cursor to put a square around the text and cross and click “attach” on the lower left side.

cricut design space tutorial of a cross

On the preview screen, make sure to move the crosses over and down a little bit since the chipboard will not start at the 0-0 mark.  I usually put them about 1 inch down and 1 inch in.

screenshot of Easter crosses

I have a video of the following steps on cutting the Easter napkin rings at the top or side of the post if that’s an easier way for you to visualize everything.  Make sure to turn the volume on for more instructions!

Place a piece of chipboard onto a strong grip mat about 1/2 inch from each side.  Tape it down with blue painter’s tape.

easter napkin rings made from Cricut chipboard

Insert a pen into the pen slot and the knife blade into the cutting spot.  Move the white rollers to each side.

easter napkin rings with a Cricut

Select “heavy chipboard” in the drop-down settings box.  Load your mat when you’re prompted and let the Cricut do the work! 

drawing and cutting on chipboard

It will take quite a few minutes for all the passes it will do through the chipboard.

When it’s done, unload the mat, remove the tape, and push out the crosses.

easter napkin rings with crosses
easter napkin rings

Putting Together Christ Centered Easter Napkin Rings

I used some glue dots to attach the crosses to napkin rings I already had.  Simply place a glue dot on a napkin ring.

DIY easter napkin rings

And then press the chipboard cross on top.

cricut easter napkin rings

I wanted the DIY Christian Easter decorations to look a little aged, so I dabbed the edges with distressing ink.

distressing easter crosses

That’s it for the DIY Easter napkin rings!

DIY easter napkin rings using a Cricut

Materials Needed for Christian Easter Placemats

How to Make Rustic Easter Decor Placemats

To make the Easter placemats, I simply cut out the text “He is risen indeed” with iron-on vinyl (mirror setting).  Weed off the extra vinyl and apply it to a placemat. 

I used placemats I already had, but you could probably find some at the Dollar Store or make some yourself!

DIY rustic easter decorations

Then I used my EasyPress to adhere them together. 

I set my temperature at 315F and pressed the front for 30 seconds, then flipped it over and pressed the back for 15 seconds and they were done!

rustic easter placemats with Cricut EasyPress

Peel off the plastic backing of the iron-on vinyl.

removing iron-on vinyl backing

If you’d like to learn more about the EasyPress 2, make sure to check out my EasyPress video review.

religious rustic easter decorations

I love how all my rustic Easter decor came together on my DIY farmhouse table I built.  Nothing fancy. Just simple, elegant, and celebrating the true meaning of Easter. 

rustic easter napkin rings

As I said, Christ-centered Easter decorations do not have to cost a lot of money or difficult to make.

rustic easter napkin rings

You could also use faux leather or kraft board as I did with my Thanksgiving napkin rings.

I added my etched wine glasses on top of a wood branch slice and used my wooden cross Easter box as the centerpiece.

religious Easter table decorations
rustic easter napkin rings

If you need more Easter inspiration, make sure to check out my roundup of over 50 DIY Easter decoration ideas.

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Christ centered Easter table with DIY napkin rings and Easter placemats. Video tutorial on how to make the cross napkin rings out of chipboard with a Cricut Maker. #cricut #cricutmade #easter
rustic easter napkin rings

DIY Christ-Centered Easter Napkin Rings

Yield: 6 Easter napkin rings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Cutting Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Make gorgeous religious Easter table decorations with a Cricut and chipboard.


  • Cricut chipboard
  • Cricut pens
  • Napkin rings
  • Glue Dots
  • Distressing stamp pad (optional)


  1. Open my file in Cricut Design Space or design your own.
  2. Make sure the writing is attached to the cross.
  3. Apply chipboard to the center of a strong grip Cricut mat and tape down all 4 sides with painter's tape. Move white rollers to the sides.cricut knife blade chipboard
  4. Insert the knife blade, a pen and choose chipboard in the material list.
  5. Follow the onscreen prompts to cut the Easter crosses out of chipboard.
  6. Optional step - dab on distressing stamp ink to the sides to make the religious crosses more rustic and aged looking.
  7. Place a glue dot on a napkin ring and attach the chipboard crosses.
  8. Pair with the Christ-centered Easter placemats to making a truly religious Easter tablescape.


See blog post for full step by step detailed instructions with pictures.

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