15 DIY Table Linens for Your Next Christmas Party

When the month of December rolls around, a slew of parties and white elephant gift exchanges and dinners inevitably follow. I’m sure you’ve hosted at least one cocktail party already! With friends and family coming and going during the holidays, it’s nice to have one place that’s put together where everyone can gather. Namely, your dinner table. Those Christmas parties and dinners are just the occasions when you want to pull out your best linens and make it as special and festive as possible. Which is why I suggest, among the greenery and candles, DIY your own Christmas table linens. Suddenly, your holiday tablescape will become the talk of the neighborhood. Check out these 15 DIY table linens to get started.

Naturally dyed napkins

Sometimes simple is just the best. So if you’re focusing on your tree this year, dye your napkins with natural colors and pair them with candles and some Christmas greenery for a minimal yet lovely effect on your table. (via Wedding Sparrow)

DIY ombre tablecloth

Who doesn’t love a good ombre project? If you’re the person who has the pink Christmas tree or neon decorations, consider adding a bright ombre tablecloth to your Christmas table. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

DIY polka dot napkins

Polka dots are a fun pattern and especially festive when they’re stamped in gold. Use a pencil eraser and gold paint to add some family friendly sparkle and shine to your table this Christmas. (via Freutcake)

DIY polkadotted tablecloth

While we’re on the polka dot train, let’s add a tablecloth! Same method, only on a bigger piece of fabric. If you choose a neutral color for your dots, your Christmas tablecloth will become your favorite everyday tablecloth. (via Sarah Hearts)

DIY patterned napkins

So appetizers are the more important priority on your to do list this Christmas. That’s okay. Use some fabric markers and draw patterns on plain white napkins for a fast and easy linens upgrade. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

DIY pom pom tablecloth

Aren’t those pom poms the cutest? Those colors are perfect for a jolly Christmas party… and Valentines Day… and every little girl birthday party forever after. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

DIY pieced napkins

Sewing is a very handy skill to have, especially when it comes to making your own table linens. Pieces of scrap fabric in similar colors and patterns can be pieced together to make the most beautiful napkins that you didn’t even know could exist. (via Purl Soho)

DIY Geometric runner

For a modern Christmas table, go geo. While these colors may not exactly match the rest of your decor, you can easily use green, red, gold and black for the prettiest Christmas table runner you’ve ever seen. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

Dip dyed napkins

It wouldn’t be a table linens post without a dip dye project, now would it? Blue dye will make lovely bright napkins that you can use all winter long. Or go with red to make them stand out against your green centerpiece. (via Dans Le Lakehouse)

DIY burlap runner

I just cannot resist gold polka dots. A burlap runner like this is exactly the bit of glam you’ve been looking for for your rustic Christmas tablescape. I can definitely see mini magnolia wreaths and creamy candles atop those dots. (via Inspired By Charm)

DIY scalloped napkins

If there’s gold on it, it’s a go for Christmas. So making these simple scalloped napkins will not only bring some sparkle to your table, it’s a simple project with a big effect. (via Sarah Hearts)

DIY scalloped tablecloth

I say, let the scalloping continue! Such a pretty plain tablecloth with the scalloped edge brings the eyes where they should be, on the tabletop. But it’s not so plain that it’s boring either. (via Sugar and Cloth)

Embroidered monogram napkins

Is there anything more nostalgic and homey than your name embroidered onto anything? Make your napkins into place cards with some bright thread and a steady needle. (via Flax and Twine)

Striped tablecloth

I’m all for going bold at Christmas… or any other time of the year. This bold striped tablecloth was made from a drop cloth and paint. You can do that in the morning and have it ready for your party by dinner. (via Katie Did)

Doily table runner

Did you spend your decorating budget on new Christmas lights this year? Didn’t we all? Gather up Grandma’s old doilies and whip stitch them together to make a snowflake looking table runner for Christmas. It’s fast and it’s free! (via Vintage Junky)