Transform your dining table for your next dinner party with easy and beautiful DIY table setting ideas using burlap, linen, and ribbon.
Hi there! How are you? I hope your week is off to a great start. Yesterday I shared how to put together an eclectic and boho table setting with lots of layers and texture. Today I’m going to go into more detail about the simple DIYs for the table. And if you didn’t catch it yesterday, I have a giveaway and a coupon code for you! Scroll to the bottom for all of the details.
DIY Table Setting Ideas
*This post is sponsored by burlapfabric.com. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Coming up with creative DIYs for everyday linens was really fun for me and just what I needed this week! So gather up some cloth napkins, tablecloths, placemats, or table runners and let’s give them a facelift.
DIY Tropical Stenciled Table Runner
What you need:
- table runner
- plastic foliage (I used monstera leaves)
- gold spray paint
For this DIY, lay out your table runner outside and tuck or cover any parts you don’t want to get paint on.
Lay out the leaves to create a pattern and lightly spray paint over with gold paint. You can hold the leaves in place with straight pins if needed.
The result is a stenciled botanical runner in minutes! Let it dry for 24 hours before using.
DIY Ribbon Napkin Rings
What you need:
- one napkin ring
- colorful ribbon
Simply cut a piece of ribbon about 12 inches long. Tie it around a napkin ring in a knot. Fold the edges and cut at an angle for a polished look. Slip off the napkin ring and use! (It may be easier to put the napkin into the ring before slipping it off.)
DIY Dyed Linen Napkins
What you need:
- 6-12 linen napkins
- kool aid packets
- dish soap
This DIY was the most time consuming but if you use a few pots you can dye 3-4 napkins at a time and finish much faster.
First soak the cloth napkins in warm soapy water for 30 minutes to soften the fibers. Bring 4 cups of water to a near boil, add 1/4 of vinegar and one kool aid packet, and bring to a simmer. The colors that worked the best and quickest were the black cherry, cherry, and lemon-lime.
Add a napkin and make sure it is completely emerged in the solution. Wait a few minutes, checking the color every so often. Some will dye immediately and other colors can take as long as 30 minutes. Carefully transfer the napkin and rinse.
After you have them dyed, throw all of your cloth napkins into the dryer on high heat to help further set the color. You will need to iron them before use.
And there you have it! Three really easy DIYs for your table. When will be the next time you host dinner? Would you try any of these?
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