10 Do-It-Yourself Projects For An Outdoor Dinner Party

by on Jul 24, 2013

An outdoor table set with napkins, plates, and forks with a vase of flowers.

It’s always fun to have an outdoor dinner party, but the little details are what make it so special! We’ve rounded up 10 projects from place settings to decor that you can do yourself to add a personal touch to your party!      

Six colored napkins folded and laying on a white surface.via Griottes

1. Who knew it was so easy to create custom napkins? Just paint with a little fabric dye for a gradient effect! photo via Griottes

Wine cups sit on a decorated table.via 100 Layer Cake

2. Add a little neon to your wine glasses by tying paper tassles to the stems! photo via 100 Layer Cake

A white plate has silverware on a piece of cabbage.via BHG

3. Gather leaves and other items from plants in your own backyard. This cabbage leaf looks gorgeous as a place setting! photo via BHG

Green chairs surround a wooden table on a patio outside.via Midwest Living

4. To add a punch of color, find chairs at local garage sales and paint them all in a bright and bold hue! photo via Midwest Living

An outdoor patio has a pink table with trees next to it.via Heather Waraksa

5. To keep with the fabric-dyeing trend, dip plain white tablecloths in fabric dye gradually. photo via Always A Blogsmaid 

Several colorful ribbons hang from chords next to a roof.via Virgil Bunao

6. Hanging simple streamers in clusters over head makes a dramatic statement. photo via Style Me Pretty 

Seven colored glass bottles with lit candles in the openings and wax dripping down the sides.via Lauren Michal

7. For a classy centerpiece that runs down the center of the table, place taper candles in assorted empty wine bottles. Burn them for several hours and let the wax run down the sides! photo via Style Me Pretty Living 

Four silverware forks have three different blue shades.via HIGH WALLS

8. Your flatware doesn’t have to be plain. Rope it into your color scheme by painting the handles a different color! photo via HIGH WALLS

A table with chairs outside and decorations on it.via MyColor

9. Add an Ikat pattern to your plates. You can customize the color to match your theme! Photo via MyColor 

Colorful triangle lanterns hang from a tree branch in the field.via Once Wed

10.  Keep the lighting dim and romantic with this simple lighted paper pennant. photo via Once Wed 

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