Wedding Planning

10 DIY Table Linens & Accessories to Decorate Your Reception

10 DIY Table Linens & Accessories to Decorate Your Reception

These DIY table linens are fun to make and fit right in at a modern wedding.

DIY marbled napkins

Marbled Napkins

Marbled details are one of the most popular trends of 2016. Transform affordable ivory napkins with modern marble swirls (in your color palette) with this DIY project.

hand painted towels

Hand Painted Linens

Hosting a retro wedding and have a steady hand? Then you might just love these hand-painted flour sack linens that you could use as napkins, placemats, or under centerpieces.

block printed napkins

Block Painted Napkins

When your color palette consists solely of light neutrals, texture is everything. These block-painted napkins are a cinch to create and we love how much character they give to a monochromatic table.

DIY indigo dyed linens

Indigo Dyed Linens

Another trendy design element is indigo dye. These hippie-chic napkins would brighten up a casual, beachy table. Although they are fairly straightforward to make, be prepared for a mess!

pineapple table runner

Embellished Table Runner

It’s easy to personalize DIY table linens like this table runner. It’s actually an unfurled infinity scarf with felt pineapples embellishing the cream-colored yarn. You could do something similar with hearts, polka dots, or even your monogram.

stitched table runner

Simple Embroidery

This embroidered table runner is a project easy enough for beginners, but still interesting for those more experienced. Especially if your color palette is in the same hues as your home decor, you can re-use these in your own home for years to come.

DIY watercolor tablecloth

Watercolor Tablecloth

Love dreamy washes of watercolors? This simple project shows you how to replicate this pretty style with your DIY table linens.

scalloped napkin ring

Napkin Ring

Aren’t these napkin ring place cards so cool? If you are a fan of DIY paper projects, then you should definitely consider these. You can easily make them ahead of time, so there’s no need to be DIYing the night before your wedding.

flower folded napkin

Folding Techniques

Not the craftiest bride ever? Maybe rather than creating cool napkins you’d prefer to fold them into interesting shapes. These pretty roses would be particularly lovely at a garden wedding.

personalized cocktail napkins

Cocktail Napkins

For slick, modern weddings, try a DIY project like these awesome drink recipe cocktail napkins. We guarantee your guests will be tucking them into their purse to save.