5 Easy Place Setting Ideas

These simple DIY place settings utilize items you probably already have in your home! From kraft paper to dip dying, these tips and tricks will wow guests without breaking the bank!

Rustic Plaid: A crisp white plate counteracts the raw edges of the plaid napkin and wooden bark charger for this rustic place setting. The bright red and navy fabric is pulled together with a kraft paper napkin ring. No placemats? No problem; fold a dish towel in half!

Kraft Paper: Simplicity at its finest. Kraft paper allows for easy clean-up and makes a built-in drawing pad for little tykes. Place a recipe card at each place setting for guests to take down notes about their favorite dishes.

Fall Color Scheme: Burnt orange and mustard yellow accents keep this setting feeling very fall. Spray paint mini pumpkins metallic gold for inexpensive guest favors! (Photo by Sara Nevels)

Indigo Blue: The indigo dye craze has taken the fashion world by storm and like so many sartorial trends, it’s finding its way into the world of textiles as well. We turned ordinary hankies and scrap fabric into stunning patterned napkins and placemats with our indigo DIY. Pull together with a patterned plate in the same color scheme.

Country Kitchen: A tan circular mat gives a natural base to this tailored country kitchen feel. A striped dish towel tied with twine acts as an inexpensive napkin and balances the texture of the woven placemat.

Photos by Rachel Solomon.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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