Set the holiday table straight this year with stunning platters, glitzy glassware, and custom plates, all made or upgraded by hand!
Give your plates the perfect chargers with this beautiful marble and gold accent project from Sugar & Cloth. By using marble contact paper instead of real marble, you can cut some major costs.
For an organic look, check out Babble's carrot-stamped tableware technique. Yes, you read that correctly – carrots! You could try an assortment of other fruits and vegetables if you really want to emphasize the variety.
Go for rustic glam this holiday season by creating hand-lettered dinner plates like these on Oh So Beautiful Paper. And you don't have to be a skilled calligrapher. How? Use clear plates to make tracing a cinch.
These watercolor plates from Fall for DIY might be the conversation starters you need at your table. Give your guests a reason to ooh and aah over your mad hosting skills and attention to detail. Use a fall color palette to really optimize your tablescape.
Another project from Babble, these simple bowls with pops of blue could make for beautiful serving ware. Pick up a porcelain pen in the shade of your choice, and give those cheap ceramic Target dishes a facelift.
Similarly, you can use porcelain paint to create large patterns or to color block your dishes. Plus, these upgraded copper cups and saucers from Delia Creates have been marked dishwasher safe.
In keeping with copper, see how to Martha Stewart takes her drinkware from drab glasses to best-toast-of-your-life champagne flutes.
Keep it classy with these gold-rimmed glassware from Freckle & Fair. And maybe throw in a few cigars in the lounge for good measure.
Did you know you can paint your own trendy two-toned flatware? Since most paints would not be deemed safe for consumption, it's best to stick to the stems. See how to make your own over on Runway Chef.
You might want to add wood-burning to your craft list this year. Why? Because you can literally make any design you want! In this tutorial from Brit & Co, you can turn cheap cutting boards into fancy (or fun) cheese boards and beyond.
If you're planning on making an apple pie, chai spice cake, or a cupcake tower, you might want to consider taking things up a notch with these geometric cake stands from Birds Party. The tutorial is surprisingly simple – just order wire vases or candle holders, some flat plates, and super glue to get started!
Or if you're aiming for a more understated, minimal spread, stick to this block cake stand from Almost Makes Perfect.