DIY Table Runners
Raffia Mat Runner
These four runners technically aren't runners. We reimagined inexpensive and portable everyday products to make gorgeous dinner settings.
A straw mat, like this one from Jamali Garden, is a natural choice for outdoor and indoor celebrations alike.
Gift Wrap Runner
This black-and-white houndstooth wrapping paper can double as a swank table topper for an evening reception.
Houndstooth gift wrap, bundleofbeauty.com
Crepe Paper Runner
Pink ombré crepe paper is a chic way to show off your style and add color to your tabletops.
Graduated florist paper, castleintheair.biz
Vinyl Roll Runner
Summery soirées call for a swath of yellow vinyl that won't have a breakdown due to spilled sangria.
Vinyl roll, Canal Plastics Center (212-925-1032).