Hosting a party can be pricey, but there are ways to pull it off without spending a fortune. Aside from a simple menu, DIYs can keep costs down without sacrificing style. Looking anything but homemade, details like a gold-brushed vase, ombre flatware, and leather drink tags are sure to be noticed. Better yet, they can even be used in your decor once your celebration is over. Try one if not all of these projects . . . it's time you celebrated your creative side!
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Fitting for a dinner party, these DIY wishbone place-card holders  make the perfect plate toppers.
Metallics are a must for any event, especially in the form of this brushed gold vase . It's a rather simple project that can be used for both casual and formal events.
Source: Kristi Murphy 
Help your party's bar stand out with these leather drink tags . While you're at it, make a few food tags for the buffet too!
Aren't these DIY papel picado coasters cute ? Not only do they make great party decor, but they can be used well after your celebration.
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For a unique take on the centerpiece, try this geometric floral pendant . It will definitely be the talk of the party.
Whether it's a brunch or cocktail party, serve your guests in style with this DIY tray . We love how you can customize it to your party's colors too.
Before you toss your old flatware, give it an ombre twist with this spray-paint project . It's a cool, unexpected way to bring color to your tablescape.
Source: Sania Pell 
For the final farewell, wrap up party favors in these ink-blot gift bags . They are a fun, nontraditional approach to the average goodie bag.