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Setting the Table: 10 DIY Cloth Napkins

Truth be told, I have a bit of an obsession with pretty table linens. From runners to table cloths to napkins, I love how linens can instantly take your table from everyday to all-out party in no time. Today we’re talking about how to make napkins because they’re kind of my latest obsession. More importantly, they are the easiest way to make every occasion from weekday dinners to dinner parties shine! Just add in basic white dinnerware and maybe a little vase of flowers and you have an instant show stopper of a table setting. Oh and they’re really easy to make, too. Bonus! Ready to set the table in style? Click through for 10 DIY cloth napkin tutorials!

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    10 DIY Cloth Napkins

    Click through for 10 DIY cloth napkin tutorials that will make your table shine!

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    DIY Patterned Cloth Napkins

    These cloth napkins were a recent project of mine - you can customize them with whatever pattern you like just using basic white napkins and fabric markers!
    Get the how-to at The Sweetest Occasion | Photo by Alice G. Patterson

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    DIY Gold Confetti Napkins

    I am obsessed with these bright and bold linen napkins - the gold confetti pattern uses a simple homemade stencil and paint!
    Get the how-to at Design Mom | Photo by My Growing Home

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    DIY Personalized Napkins

    These elegant white dinner napkins are jazzed up in a really chic way with each guest's napkin embroidered in metallic gold thread. The napkins double as place cards making them perfect for more formal dinner parties or weddings!
    Get the how-to at Once Wed | Photo by Jose Villa

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    DIY No-Sew Cloth Napkins

    Another of my recent crafting adventures, these napkins were made the no-sew way using seam tape. Customize them with the fabric you love best to match your decor!
    Get the how-to at The Sweetest Occasion | Photo by Alice G. Patterson

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    DIY Geometric Napkins

    Another simple way to create your own cloth napkins, this project uses pre-made cloth napkins in whatever color you like and fabric paint to create a cool geometric look!
    Get the how-to at Kittenhood

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    DIY Wood Block Printed Napkins

    I find these napkin so charming and sweet! Make your own using flour sack towels, paint and a wood block printing technique that is so simple.
    Get the how-to at Freutcake | Photo by Joanne Pio

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    DIY Handstitched Napkins

    These bold jewel-toned napkins are made using a simple handstitched method - even sewing novices such as myself could tackle this project!
    Get the how-to at The Purl Bee

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    DIY Dip Dyed Napkins

    These really lovely dip dyed napkins are perfect for so many occasions, from the casual to the festive. Make your own with pre-made napkins and fabric dye!
    Get the how-to at 52 Weeks Project

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    DIY Ric Rac Napkins

    I love these napkins, designed as cocktail napkins, but easily adapted to dinner napkins if you'd like. You just need plain cotton fabric and the colorful trimmings and ric rac of your choice to create the look!
    Get the how-to at On My Honor 

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    DIY Stamped Napkins

    Last but not least, I adore these slightly rustic but completely lovely stenciled linen napkins, made using letter stencils and paint.
    Get the how-to at Stylizimo

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