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35 Dinner Party DIY Projects

From Fruit-Made Place Card Stands to Customized Plate Decor

— January 9, 2015 — Art & Design
These dinner party DIY projects range from easily customized plates to place card holders that are made using fresh fruit. When planning a dinner party, food and drinks can end up breaking one's bank, leaving few options when it comes to memorable decor.

These dinner party DIY projects are both impactful and easy to make. If you're a fan of crafts, you can give one of these projects a try and even work on them together with friends, your partner or the whole family. The best part about them is that they're incredibly inexpensive and perfect for the host or hostess on a tight budget.

Standouts from this list include customized plates that are personalized using porcelain markers along with printed drink coasters that are made using masking tape and bright paint.



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Edible Egg Place Settings
Edible Egg Place Settings
This DIY Golden Egg is Ideal for Easter
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Cute Cupcake Lanterns
Cute Cupcake Lanterns
These DIY Backyard Lights are Made with Frilly Cupcake Wrappers
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Colorblocked Food Lids
Colorblocked Food Lids
Sugar and Cloth Dresses up the Food Dome
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Creamy Veggie-Infused Condiments
Creamy Veggie-Infused Condiments
The Shutterbean Tomato Butter Recipe is Delectable
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Metallic Animal Name Plates
Metallic Animal Name Plates
These Gilded Animal Place Card Holders are Fit for Any Holiday Party
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Chic Bar Cart Accents
Chic Bar Cart Accents
This DIY Bar Cart Project Adds Style to At-Home Drink Servers
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Peachy Place Cards
Peachy Place Cards
The Dinner Party DIY Project That is Sweet and Inexpensive
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Festive Holiday Plate Decor
Festive Holiday Plate Decor
These DIY Christmas Plate Collages Turn Simple Dishes into Wall Art
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DIY Bottle Cap Candles
DIY Bottle Cap Candles
This Upcycled Tea Light Craft is an Easy Way to Repurpose Old Bottle Caps
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Erasable Table Mats
Erasable Table Mats
This Chalkboard Table Runner Set is Perfect for Artistic Eaters
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Glitzy Disco Stir Sticks
Glitzy Disco Stir Sticks
These DIY Stir Sticks are Great for an Elegant Cocktail Party
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DIY Tie-Dye Candlesticks
DIY Tie-Dye Candlesticks
These Homemade Dip-Dye Candlesticks are Stylish and Cost-Effective
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Tequila Bottle Card Holders
Tequila Bottle Card Holders
The Patron Bottle Place Card Holders are Cute and Chic
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Decadent Dessert Tray DIYs
Decadent Dessert Tray DIYs
The DIY Dessert Stand is Absolutely Delightful
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Festive Tree Name Plates
Festive Tree Name Plates
This Mini Christmas Tree Place Card is Ideal for any Holiday Meal
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Readable Booze Holders
Readable Booze Holders
The DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses are Classy and Fun
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Individual Party Drink Stations
Individual Party Drink Stations
The DIY Cocktail Station is Perfect for New Years
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Psych Test Tablecloths
Psych Test Tablecloths
Rorschach Ink Blot Placemats Bring Aesthetic Personality to the Table
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DIY Chromatic Ice Cubes
DIY Chromatic Ice Cubes
These Colorful Frozen Orbs Make the Perfect Party Ice Cubes
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Upcycled Plate Menus
Upcycled Plate Menus
This Clever DIY Project Turns an Ordinary Dish into a Hip Restaurant Menu
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Dipped Party Decor DIYs
Dipped Party Decor DIYs
The DIY Gold Glassware is Perfect for a New Years Toast
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DIY Watercolor Napkins
DIY Watercolor Napkins
Turn the Average Napkin into a Piece of Art
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Polychromatic Drink Coasters
Polychromatic Drink Coasters
The Color Blocked Coasters Will Brighten up the Table
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Crafty Air Balloon Decor
Crafty Air Balloon Decor
This DIY Hot Air Balloon Party Decor Idea is Perfect for any Occasion
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DIY Jurassic Food Platters
DIY Jurassic Food Platters
This DIY Food Platter Upcycles an Old Dinosaur Toy
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DIY Fantasy Dishware
DIY Fantasy Dishware
These Paper Plates are Cleverly Upcycled into Geeky Dishes
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Personalized Dish Decor
Personalized Dish Decor
This DIY Dish Designing Activity is Fun and Child-Friendly
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DIY Punchy Party Balloons
DIY Punchy Party Balloons
This DIY Project Makes Two-Toned Party Balloons For Any Occasion
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Lip-Puckering Lemon Biscuits
Lip-Puckering Lemon Biscuits
Sweetopia's Citrus Cookies Are Sweetly Styled and Company-Ready
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Refreshing DIY Fruit Bowls
Refreshing DIY Fruit Bowls
This Lovely Painted Watermelon Bowl is Perfect for Summer Festivities
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Citrus Candle Holders
Citrus Candle Holders
These Lime and Herb Candle Place Settings are Refreshingly Creative
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DIY  Party Cups
DIY Party Cups
The Gold Foil Tumblers Can Be Made by Hand from Home
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3
Modern Mason Jar Vases
Modern Mason Jar Vases
Mason Jars Can Be Used for Much More Than Just Storing Food
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2
3D Paper House Invitations
3D Paper House Invitations
This Adorable DIY Paper Invitation is Loaded with Surprises
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DIY LED Party Balloons
DIY LED Party Balloons
Sharon Vaknin Shows How to Light up Any Occasion
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