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20 Money-Saving DIY Party Ideas

From upcycling leftover wood to budget-friendly centerpiece ideas, here are 20 clever ways to throw a party like a pro without blowing your budget.

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Get Creative for a Budget-Friendly Fiesta

Throwing a great get-together doesn't have to cost a fortune. A few DIY fixes will give your party personality without denting your wallet. Read on for a few of our fave ideas.

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Try a Paper Tablecloth

Need to protect your table, but don’t want to splurge on a tablecloth? Simply roll out contractor paper or inexpensive brown Kraft paper, cut to size and fold the edges for a tailored look.

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Swap Dishtowels for Linen Napkins

Linen napkins take a party to the next level, but why splash the cash on something you'll rarely use. Instead, sub cotton dishtowels for traditional napkins. Purchased in bulk, they're much cheaper than linen napkins and will come in handy for everyday kitchen chores long after the party's over. 

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Make Map-Embellished Votives

Add a globe-trotting vibe to basic glass votives with small strips of world maps. For a sentimental touch, choose maps of your hometown, favorite getaway or dream vacation spot. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.

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