I love finding inexpensive ways to make an impact when hosting. Today I bring you 8 inexpensive, easy, DIY ways to wrap a napkin for your holiday place settings. Everything was either purchased for under $1 at Joann Fabrics, Michaels, a dollar store or items were things I already owned. I used white and red Ikea napkins ($3.99 for 50) for all settings, because although I LOVE the look of fabric, not everyone has a budget for it. At our house, we host 25 plus people for Christmas so a lot of extra special details like that are out of the question due to budget.


1. {Repurpose} Grab an ornament from your tree for each place setting. Have each guest hang them up after dinner.

2. {Rustic Chic} Juut by the yard, plus a fabric flower is perfection if this is your style. 

3. {Classic} Gold ribbon from our Christmas tree plus an ornament is classic and beautiful. Try picking up a 5-pack of shatterproof ornaments at the dollar store for $1 to really save $$$.

4.{Festive feast} A 79 cent pick from Joann Fabrics attached to the ribbon from our Christmas free is festive and pretty. I even used a 40% off coupon on these for a big discount.

5. {Soft winter wonderland} This is my favorite one of all! These berries are $1.29 normally so wouldn’t fit the bill for this under $1 post, but on the Saturday after black Friday, Michaels had a 70% off sale on these from 7 p.m. to close. These were already on our Christmas tree, so I picked up extra for Christmas for 38 cents! I’ve seen them on sale since too, so if you like this look, check for them in several colors. It’s tied on with ivory satin ribbon I had around.

 6. {Rosette} I’ve been obsessed with rosettes ever since I started helping with Ali’s wedding. I found this rosette trim at Joann. Using a coupon, you can cut as much or as little as you want (just like fabric), so it ends up being ridiculously inexpensive. This one reminds me of Santa Claus just a bit.

7. {Merry monogram} I love the idea of purchasing ornaments with everyone’s initials and then using them as place cards, party favors and/or gifts too. This is so simple and a great way to give just a little gift to each guest. This one is from Joann Fabrics. It was on sale and I used a 25% off your entire purchase coupon. Their website usually has a coupon that you can just pull up on your phone if you don’t get them in the mail.  

8. {Modern merriment} This ribbon bunting is one of the more modern yet whimsical options I came up with. It is also the least expensive but most time intensive. I simply folded ribbon to the length I wanted, cut it across and then cut both sides while folded to make a flag shape. Then you can either use iron-on hem, fabric glue or even glue dots to hold it together. I attached it to 1/8 inch ivory ribbon that I had around (it can be purchased at Michaels for 50 cents per 10 yards).

Which one is your favorite? I’d love to know! I’m still deciding between a few for my family’s Christmas and would LOVE your thoughts.

p.s. Stop back tomorrow for a big giveaway with not one, but TWO winners!

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