Napkins aren’t just for cleaning up messes anymore. Well, maybe they are, but now they can be pretty, too! These out-of-the-box cloth napkin DIY ideas are super simple, yet stylish. Need a little color with your place settings? Pull out the ombre. Looking for something festive? We have stamp inspiration galore! And the best part: If your creations get a little spillage on them, that’s not a problem — on to the next batch!
1. Lace Looks: You don’t have to dye your entire napkin for a dramatic look. This simple, sweet style updates traditional lace with a pop of color. (via AO at Home)
2. Stamp Style: Wow! These beauties were hand stamped to perfection. Now that’s creative! (via A Beautiful Mess)
3. OMG Ombre: Make your plates pop with a contrasting color. The ombre makes the look subtle, yet statement-worthy. (via Flor)
4. Bunny Fever: You’ll need a Silhouette Cameo for this design, but come on! Those bunnies are so cute! (via Mattawa Mum)
5. I Scream: Match your napkins to your favorite food: Ice cream! (via Dans le Townhouse)
6. Color on Color: Let the ombre style be the matching factor for your table napkins. Here, red, yellow, purple and aqua are unique, yet unifying. (via A Beautiful Mess)
7. Polka Dot Party: This DIY is too simple: Just paint polka dots on an array of bright fabrics, and you’ve got spring style for your table in no time. (via Two Bees in a Pod)
8. Bleach Basics: It hardly gets easier than this DIY: All you need are bleach pens to add custom designs to your napkins. (via Whimsey Box)
9. Anthropologie Inspired: Forget the pricey store-bought napkins. These handy cloths only cost $5 to make! (via Sarah Hearts)
10. Sharp Idea: Add your favorite song lyrics, poems or short stories to your napkin with (wait for it) a Sharpie! (via The Surznick Common Room)
11. Neon Tumble Dye: Nail this neon DIY. All you need are some plain white towels or napkins, some Tumble Dry, stencils of your choosing, and you’ve got some snazzy new tabletop bling. (via Brit + Co.)
What’s your napkin style (cloth or paper?) and if you had to make your own, what style would you try? Tell us below in the comments!