12 Fantastic and Fun DIY Table Runner Ideas

Ugrade your table with a personal touch for every occasion

DIY linen table runner

A Daily Something

Setting the table for a gathering is one of the best parts of hosting an event. Sourcing candles, flowers, and decor to fit the occasion or season is such a fun and satisfying process. And if you love homemaking and creating, you're probably always searching for new ways to add unique touches to your table.

Enter the table runner. There may be no easier or more versatile way to upgrade your table settings, whether it's for a party, a holiday display, or a special dinner at home. No matter what your celebration or theme, these awesome runners will instantly enhance your table with your very own personal touch.

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    Gold-Striped Table Runner

    DIY Table Runner
    Caylin Harris

    One easy way to make your own table runner is to buy a plain runner and upgrade it with craft paint. Gold stripes give this runner versatility so that it's just dressed up enough for holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, but it's still perfect for everyday use.

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    Photograph Table Runner

    Photograph Table Runner

    For a wedding, anniversary, or birthday, you can't beat this idea of using dozens of photos glued together to create a meaningful and memory-filled centerpiece. The creatives behind Ruffle have conceived this memorable DIY table runner for you to make at home.

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    Woven Jute Table Runner

    Weave Jute Table Runner
    Tara Dennis

    A tablescape is never complete without texture. This woven jute table runner by Tara Dennis is made with a hot glue gun and jute garden webbing. Its neutral color is suitable for any occasion.

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    No-Sew Burlap Table Runner

    Burlap Runner
    Inspired by Charm

    Burlap is a natural for fall and winter. This no-sew option from Inspired by Charm brings in a touch of glamour with gold paint. A little sparkle makes it a winner for the holidays.

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    Chalkboard Table Runner

    Chalkboard Table Runner
    Hey Look

    This chalkboard table runner from Hey Look is poised for possibilities. Write the menu for the evening or leave it blank and encourage guests to write and draw during your event. Or they can leave congratulatory messages for the guest of honor.

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    Constellation Table Runner

    Constellation Table Runner

    If you have some embroidery skills, this table runner is worth the effort. Inspired by a starry night, Design*Sponge created this stunning constellation table runner this is both beautiful and inspiring.

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    Canvas Drop Cloth Runner

    Linen Table Runner
    A Daily Something

    There is always a minimalist in the crowd. If that's you, consider this canvas drop cloth-based runner by A Daily Something. Let your plating do the talking with this simple setting.

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    Pom Pom Table Runner

    DIY Yarn Table Runner

    If quirky is your style, you'll love this pom-pom table runner from Ruffled. Trim is sewn onto burlap for an eclectic and colorful look. This would be ideal for a children's birthday party.

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    Doily Table Runner

    Doily Table Runner
    Under the Sycamore

    Doilies are back in with this adorable table runner from Under the Sycamore. You can find lots of doilies at flea markets and thrift stores; they are accessible, inexpensive and oh-so-pretty!

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    Dip Dye Table Runner

    Dip Dye Table Runner
    The Sweetest Occasion

    Give your table a high-end and elegant look with this dip dye table runner from The Sweetest Occasion. Scoop up a vintage or new linen runner and let the dye do its magic.

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    Gold Confetti Runner

    Gold Confetti Runner
    Oh Joy!

    This fun and easy confetti table runner from Oh Joy! is made with butcher paper, some glue dots, and giant-size confetti, which you can buy or cut from metallic or colored paper or plastic.

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    Wood Shim Table Runner

    Wood Shim Table Runner
    Shanty 2 Chic

    The handy girls over at Shanty 2 Chic made an artfully amazing table runner out of wood shims. It has a wonderful natural look, but you also could paint each shim a different color for a really unique effect.