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DIY Decor Ideas for Your Next Dinner Party

Planning a party can be quite costly. So if you’re looking to save a buck or two, going the do-it-yourself route will not only be cost effective, but it'll also give your party a personalized look guests will appreciate.

Flex your crafting muscles for your next dinner party by DIYing your party décor that looks elegant and will be fun to make. Skip the overpriced store-bought centerpieces for the dinner table and make a few of our easy DIY party décor ideas below for a fun way to craft and customize the look of your party.


Make Your Own Trendy Mason Jar Centerpieces

Mason jars have really made a comeback in the recent year. We’ve seen them pop up everywhere from home décor to hostess gifts to desserts served in mason jars. Incorporate this hot item into your part décor by making these DIY dipped mason jar centerpieces.




We show you how to create these easy centerpieces in just 4 steps.


Customize Glassware for Your Party

Instead of serving yummy cocktails inplain glasses, go DIY and customize glasses to make them party ready.




See how we decorated these fun glasses that will pep up the look to any of the delicious cocktails you serve at your dinner party.


Block Print Your Dinner Linens

If you have simple one color linens lying around you don’t use, update them with this fun block printing craft idea.




This trendy craft helps you make homemade stamps that you can decorate just about anything at home. We updated plain solid linens to customize them for our dinner party.


Faux Jewels to Bling Up Your Dinner Table

Bejeweling simple items can give anything a fancy look. Craft stores sells plenty of colorful acrylic faux jewels that you can use over and over again in crafting projects. So this item is the perfect craft supply to have on hand when you are looking to update a not-so-blingy item.




See how we bejeweled place cards for guests at your dinner party. Make this DIY decorative item for a little sparkle at the dinner party.

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Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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