13 Fantastic and Fun DIY Table Runner Ideas

Ugrade your table with a personal touch for every occasion

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    The Best DIY Table Runners

    Linen Table Runner
    A Daily Something

    Setting the table for a gathering is one of my favorite things. Sourcing candles, flowers, and decor to fit the event or season is such a satisfying process for me. And, with my love for homemaking and creating, I'm always searching for ways to add unique touches to my table.

    I've shared a few DIY ideas for table runners on my blog Inspired by Charm, including a no-sew burlap runner and a painted dot runner. Turns out, I'm not the only one who makes runners! Today I've compiled a list of 13 fantastic and fun DIY table runner ideas. No matter what your celebration or theme, these awesome runners will instantly upgrade your table with your very own personal touch.

    Let's check them out!

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    Gold Striped Table Runner

    DIY Table Runner
    Caylin Harris

    One easy way to DIY a table runner is to buy a plain one 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 still perfect for everyday use.

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    Photograph Table Runner

    For a wedding, anniversary or birthday, I love the idea of using dozens of photos glued together to create a meaningful and memory-inducing centerpiece. The creatives behind Ruffle have conceived this memorable DIY Table Runner for you to make at home.

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    Weave Jute Table Runner

    A tablescape is never complete without texture. Check out this woven Jute Table Runner from Tara Dennis. Tara makes this beauty with a hot glue gun and burlap; its neutral color is suitable for any occasion.

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    No-Sew Burlap Table Runner

    Burlap Runner
    Inspired by Charm

    Speaking of burlap, take a look at this no-sew option from Inspired by Charm. Gold dotted burlap adds a touch of glamor to this runner. A little sparkle makes this a winner for the holidays. 

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    Ice Bucket Runner

    A runner can also do double duty. This wine chiller runner featured on Style Me Pretty is made from a vintage feeder that holds ice with a bottle of wine tucked in. Guests can help themselves when their glasses are empty. You will be the host of the year with this runner!

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    Chalkboard Table Runner

    This chalkboard table runner from Hey Look is one of my favorites! Write the menu for the evening or leave it blank and encourage guests to write and draw during your event. Guests can leave congratulatory messages for the guest of honor.

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    Constellation Table Runner

    If you have some embroidery skills, this table runner is beyond gorgeous. Inspired by a starry night, Design*Sponge created this stunning constellation table runner. It's both beautiful and inspiring. Try to find your sign in the constellation!

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    Canvas Drop Cloth Runner

    Linen Table Runner
    A Daily Something

    There is always a minimalist in the crowd, and for you, we have discovered 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
    Ruffled

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

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    Doily Table Runner

    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. You will want to dip dye everything white after starting this project.

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    Gold Confetti Runner

    I've been a little obsessed with gold as of late, so it's no surprise that this confetti table runner from Oh Joy! caught my eye. (Oh Joy! has a line at Target.) 

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    Wood Shim Table Runner

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