Over 90 magnificent table decoration ideas + DIY instructions

by John Griffith

A beautifully decorated table creates a welcoming atmosphere and a festive mood. No matter what party you are planning, you do not have to disregard this detail. You need some inspiration? Scroll down and see our great table decoration ideas and instructions to make your own!

Table decoration ideas: DIY concrete like vases

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For this you need:

  • small cylinder vases
  • Paper with a concrete pattern
  • scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • flat brush
  • cotton swab
  • alcohol
  • ruler
  • pencil

DIY table decoration ideas

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That is how it goes:

  1. Clean the vase with alcohol and let it dry.
  2. Measure how much paper you need to decorate the vase. Cut out the paper.
  3. Cover the exterior of the vase with Mod Podge. Stick the paper to it. Let the vase dry.
  4. After drying vase, apply 2-3 more layers of Mod Podge. After each new coat, leave the vase to dry for about 1-2 hours.

Simple and effective decoration

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Napkin rings with flowers

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For this you need:

  • floral wire
  • wire cutter
  • Flower tape
  • small succulent plant
  • small flowers
  • Cloth napkins
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • Hot glue.

DIY napkin rings

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That is how it goes:

  1. Make a ring of flower wire with a diameter of 5-6 cm. Make sure it fits the napkin.
  2. Cut out a small piece of flower wire. Put it in the succulent plant and wrap some flower tape around its base.
  3. Wrap the flower wire around the ring. In the same way, attach the other flowers to the ring.
  4. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the ring and secure its end with some hot glue.

Present the napkins in style

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DIY Centerpiece

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For this you need:

  • 9-11 artificial flowers in three different colours
  • artificial green leaves
  • wire cutter
  • artificial moss
  • Floral foam
  • nice bowl

DIY centerpiece 

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That is how it goes:

  1. Shorten the stems of the flowers a bit.
  2. Put some floral foam in the container.
  3. Arrange the flowers in the bowl by sticking them in the floral foam. First, put the big flowers and then add the smaller flowers and the green leaves.
  4. Fill in the gaps with moss.

Pretty decor with flowers

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Candlesticks made of trees

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For this you need:

  • wooden blocks
  • acrylic paint
  • metal end cap with a diameter of 1.9 cm
  • golden spray paint
  • Industrial adhesives
  • saw
  • long candle
  • newsprint
  • brush
  • abrasive paper

Make candlesticks

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That is how it goes:

  1. Cut the branch in pieces. Smooth the pieces with sandpaper.
  2. Cover your workstation with newspaper and spray the cap with golden paint. Let the cap dry well. If necessary, apply another layer of golden paint.
  3. Take a piece of wood. Dye it with acrylic paint and let it dry well.
  4. Glue the graduation cap on the wooden foundation.
  5. Put the candle in the end cap.

Colourful party decoration

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Table decoration made of balloons

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For this you need:

  • Balloons in 3 different colors
  • line
  • thread
  • flowers
  • Mini pumpkins

Tie balloons together

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That is how it goes:

  1. These balloons are very easy to do. Blow up the balloons. Tie them with the string.
  2. Put the table runner on the table. Complete the decoration with small pumpkins and pretty flowers.

Table runner made of balloons

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Christmas plate decoration

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For this you need:

  • transparent christmas ball
  • Mini pompoms
  • flat brush
  • Acrylic paint in different colours
  • white cardstock
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • white marker

Creative decoration idea

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That is how it goes:

  1. Decorate the cardstock with acrylic paint. It is best to apply the desired colours in succession. Let the cardstock dry well.
  2. Open the Christmas ball, place one of the halves on the cardstock and trace its outline. Cut out the circle and write the desired text on it with the white marker.
  3. Put some pompoms in the Christmas ball, put the circle and a few more pompoms in it. Close the halves.

Beautiful decoration for the best Christmas party

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Place the Christmas ball in the plate or decorate the table with it by inserting a few green branches

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Table runner with hydrangeas

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For this you need:

  • 2 Aralia leaves
  • 3 hydrangeas
  • 5 hydrangea leaves
  • 20 stems Soft lady’s mantle
  • 1,5-2 m linen cord
  • Flower shears

Beautiful and fragrant table decoration

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That is how it goes:

  1. Place a hydrangea leaf on a Aralia leaf and wrap several lines of linen around it.
  2. Add 3 Stems Soft Lady’s Mantle and secure with a little more string of linen. Put a hydrangea on the garland and wrap the string around it. Repeat this step three times.
  3. Finish the garland with a hydrangea leaf.
  4. Moisten the garland before the guests arrive, so they stay fresh longer.

Spring decoration with pink hydrangeas

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Garland of fresh flowers

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For this you need:

  • 30-40 flowers
  • Fishing line 1,5 m
  • needle
  • scissors

Tie garland

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That is how it goes:

  1. Cut out the stems of the flowers to a length of 1 cm.
  2. Thread the fishing line into the needle.
  3. Start threading the flowers on the fishing line. If you are satisfied with the length of the garland, tie the end of the fishing line and cut out the rest.

Fast and easy

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Table decoration in grey, yellow and orange

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Table runner with Aztec motifs

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For this you need:

  • Linen in size of your choice
  • acrylic paint
  • sponges
  • scissors
  • tape measurer

Decorate fabric

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That is how it goes:

  1. Cut the sponges in various geometric shapes (a diamond, a large triangle, a small triangle, a square and an arrowhead).
  2. Draw the desired pattern on a piece of paper.
  3. Decorate the linen fabric with acrylic paint using the sponges.
  4. Let the table runner dry well.


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Over 90 magnificent table decoration ideas 

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For the following table decoration ideas you need no special occasions. These can be easily realised for family lunch on weekends or for dinner today

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Just put flowers, greens and a few colourful accents on the table and let yourself be immediately surprised by the way the atmosphere changes

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Stylish wedding table decoration

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DIY vases from glass bottles

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The table decorations do not necessarily have to be expensive. Put some flowers in a vase or jar and voila! You have already achieved the effect

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Christmas table decoration with pine cones

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Party in the garden

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Effective table decoration that you can easily make yourself

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Beautiful table decoration ideas

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How to decorate a desserts table

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two pine cones, hanging from the table, tied with red and white, plaid ribbons, center table decor

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Stunning candle decoration idea

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.