16 DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

Wedding Tablescape Inspiration

DIY Table Runners

 Adding that wowee-factor to your wedding decor can easily be achieved by sprucing up your table setting with either statement wedding seating, as  featured in our collection of 33 Chair Swag & Wedding Chair Decoration Ideas or by creating one of these 16 DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas made from flowers, photos, paper rosettes, pages from old novels and more!

Table runners are no longer plain and simple strips of cloth used as a base for your table centrepieces. With these unique runners, you can forego your tablecloths entirely or use it as an outstanding textural accent.

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 1. DIY Rustic Wedding Table Garland Runner - Run a few of these beautiful Italian-inspired pale olive tree branch across your wedding tables as table runners. {DIY Tip} Obtain sufficient branches from an Olive tree or similar and decorate the centre strip of your wedding tables with the branches. Add in a few contrasting florals  and other table decor to create a tablescape that incorporates different textures and heights. {Featured by: Once Wed | Shot by: Rylee Hitchner Photography | Styled by: Cloth of Gold}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 2. DIY Chalkboard Table Runner - Use your table runner to say a few words! Create this modern chalkboard table runner and add your handwritten menu, a message for your guests or write the names of each guest at their reserved place on the table runner. Table numbers can also be drawn along the two ends of each chalkboard runner that falls down the sides of each table. Get the DIY here. {Featured by: Hey Look}

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DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above Left) 3. DIY Grass Moss Table Runner  – Great as a main feature on your wedding tables, this moss table runner brings the lush outdoors inside! {DIY Tip}   Purchase a strip of moss that will fit as the preferred table runner size (width and length) for your table. Add your other table decor such as candles, table numbers and flower centrepieces. {Shot by: DeAwna McGinley Photography} | (Above Right) 4. DIY Tissue Paper Flower Table Runner - Create a bright paper flower table runner designed from the pages of a book, which are adorned with tissue paper flowers. Get the DIY here. {Featured by: Fiskars}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 5. DIY Lace & Burlap Wedding Table Runner - These burlap and lace table runner are prettified with matching bows, perfect for a rustic or shabby chic wedding and then can be reused for home decor! {DIY Tip} Purchase natural brown burlap and cut to your preferred table runner size. Edge the border of the burlap table runners with lace, before attaching two burlap and lace bows on the ends of both sides of the table runners. {Featured by: Banner Banquet}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 6. DIY Floral Table Runner – Create a lush floral table runner that will be visually pleasing and fragrant too! {DIY Tip} Secure your selected cut flowers to a sturdy netting. Build the volume of flowers until you achieve the desired effect. Gently lay the floral table runner along the centre of your tables. {Featured by: Style Me Pretty | Shot by:  Tinywater Photography | Styled by: Atelier Joya}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above Left) 7. DIY Hessian Cloth Table Runner - Featuring the table number along the edge of each table runner, these neat and elegant table runners are dead simple to create. {DIY Tip} Once you’ve purchased your Hessian or burlap cloth and cut it to the preferred table runner size (allow for enough length so that the runner falls down each side of the tables), paint or stamp the table number on the ends of each cloth. {Featured by: The Pretty Blog| Shot by: Nikki Meyer Photography} | (Above Right) 8. DIY Literary Table Runner – These rustic storybook-inspired wedding table runners can easily be made from plenty of novel pages glued together to create a vintage table runner that replaces the need for place mats. Get the DIY here. {Shot by: Caroline Frost Photography}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above Left) 9. DIY Chevron Table Runner - Lovely trendy chevron-print table runners are a chic way to add personality to a classic table setting. {DIY Tip} Purchase chevron fabric in the colour of your choice and cut to the preferred table runner size. {Featured by: Ontobaby | Shot by: The Why We Love | Styled by: Julianne deSilva deSign Beth O’Brien} | (Above Right) 10. DIY Doily Table Runner – Fit for a country chic or rustic wedding, a collection of material doilies connected by a few well-placed stitches adds an ornate design and texture to a table setting. Get the DIY here{Featured by: Elizabeth Anne Designs | Shot by: Our Labor of Love}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 11. DIY Burlap Table Runner – Baby’s breath works especially well with burlap table runners, which are popular choice for rustic or vintage themed weddings. {DIY Tip} Purchase a roll of burlap and allowing for enough burlap to fall over the sides of each table, cut table runner strips according to the size of your tables. The edges of each table runner can be neatly hemmed or a more rustic look can be achieved by allowing for the edges to fray. These burlap table runners can be personalised with a hand painted monogram, the couple’s initials or a special message for your guests. {Featured by: (Right) Glamour and Grace | Shot by: (Left) Tanis Katie Photography (Right) Tina Sargeant Photography}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 12. DIY Fabric & Lace Table Runner – Pair your decadent tableware with romantic flowing linen table runners tied with pretty lace or ribbon. {DIY Tip} Select your fabric in neutral hues and cut to the preferred table runner size, allowing for each runner to be draped across each table and tied with lace, ribbon or twine at the sections cascading along the sides. {Featured by: Style Me Pretty | Shot by: KT Merry | Styled by: Rock Paper Scissors Events}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 13. DIY Burlap & Ribbon Table Runner – A simple strip of burlap cloth adorned with an assortment of interesting ribbons is a quick way to create a quirky table runner. {DIY Tip} Gather a collection of different ribbons that are long enough to fit the length of the table runner. Cut your burlap to size and stitch your selected ribbons along the top-facing length of the cloth. {Featured by: Emmeline Bride}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 14. DIY Pinwheel/ Paper Rosette Table Runner - Create this super fun cascading pinwheel table runner, which can be made in the colours to suit your wedding theme. It can also be made to match a pinwheel or paper rosette backdrop. Once the pinwheels have been made, it can either be secured to one another to create a table runner or it can be attached to the DIY Literary Table Runner (refer to no. 8). Get the DIY here. {Featured by: (Left) Green Wedding Shoes (Right) Ruffled | Shot by: (Right) Gem Photo}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 15. DIY Photo Table Runner - Display copies of black and white your much-loved photos as a seriously cool table runner. Vintage postcards, cherished love notes or musical sheets can be used as an alternative. Get the DIY here. {Featured by: Ruffled | Shot by: Krista Mason}

DIY Wedding Table Runner Ideas

(Above) 16. DIY Paper Rosette Table Runner - Create this 3D geometrical table runner in a multitude of bright colours. Get the DIY here. {Featured by: Ruffled | Shot by: Lauren Fair Photography | Styled by: Sarah Park Events}

To ensure your wedding is a glittering affair as a result of your personal DIY touches, why not grab a few sparkly DIY wedding ideas from our DIY glitter inspiration feature, 20 DIY Glitter Wedding Theme Ideas & Inspiration.

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