5 DIY Table Settings Ideas Sure to Impress

Create a stylized table for your next party that will look just like it should be featured in a home magazine by making your own tablecloth, table runner, chargers, napkin holders, custom menus, or napkins to enhance your standard dish and cutlery set.


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    Scalloped No Sew Tablecloth

    Four friends sitting at table
    Sugar And Cloth

    Adorn the table for your party with a no-sew tablecloth using a large inexpensive drop cloth you can find at a hardware store in the paint section. With a bit of tracing you can easily convert the drab sheet of fabric into a cute scalloped tablecloth that can be dyed to match whatever color you need.

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    Dinner Menu Napkin Holder

    Dinner menu as napkin holder
    Say Yes

    Help guests get excited for the multi-course meal you have prepared for them by creating a handmade menu that wraps around a napkin.

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    Paint Stripe Napkins

    Paint stripe napkins
    Sarah Hearts

    Create your own knock-off Anthropologie paint stripe napkins that add some color and pattern to your table decor. Using regular cloth napkins and multi-surface craft paint in your favorite color paint a modern brushstroke design to wow your friends.

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    Kraft Paper Table Runner

    Brown table runner on white table
    Oh Happy Day

    Show off your creative side at your next party by setting the table with a hand-painted table runner that can add some pattern to your regular table setting. Using a roll of kraft paper as the table runner, you can hand paint a unique design on the paper using a large paintbrush and will have a stylishly set table runner that you do not need to worry about if someone spills wine on as at the end of the night you can toss the runner in the trash.

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    Gold Scallop Napkins

    Gold scallop napkins
    Sarah Hearts

    These DIY gold scallop napkins would pair perfectly with the DIY scallop tablecloth and they are super easy to make. To make your own set of leather scallop napkins you can download the template at Sarah Hearts and use it to cut out the scallop design which can be sewn onto a regular set of fabric napkins.