Dive into the opulent world of the Roaring Twenties with these DIY Great Gatsby decorations that will leave your guests spellbound. From wine bottle centerpieces and gold-stem wine glasses to glam ostrich feather displays, these exquisite decor ideas will transform your party space into a Gatsby-style extravaganza.
If you are looking to throw a lavish party reminiscent of the roaring twenties, then you simply can’t go wrong with a Great Gatsby-themed bash!
The glitz, glamour, and decadence of the era offer the perfect inspiration for any event.
These jaw-dropping DIY Great Gatsby decorations will help to make your party unforgettable.
1 | Speakeasy Entry Sign
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Direct your guests to the front door with a misleading Speakeasy sign.
This one is made on a chalkboard using a Cricut machine. So it does most of the work.
Read how to make a speakeasy entry sign to get the instructions and Cricut cut file.
2 | DIY Speakeasy Liquor Boxes
Give your bar area a genuine speakeasy feel by using vintage liquor boxes.
I made these by covering boxes with kraft paper, printing out liquor labels and taping them onto the boxes.
Then stacked them up with empty crates, fake money, empty wine bottles and other prohibition era props.
3 | Wine Bottle Candleholders
You can use wine bottles to create inexpensive but elegant candleholders.
Spray paint empty wine bottles in gold or black, and then wrap them with strands of pearls, lace and ribbons to dress them up.
You can also place white feathers or long-stemmed flowers into the bottles for that opulent Gatsby feel.
Read how to decorate wine bottles for centerpieces to see the 5 different designs I used for my Gatsby party decorations.
4 | DIY Gold-Stem Wine Glasses
Adding gold to the stems of your glassware is a subtle touch that can elevate the entire table setting.
The easiest way to do this is to spray paint inexpensive wine glasses. Or coupe glasses if you really want to go with a 20’s vibe.
Find out how to spray paint wine glasses.
5 | Dessert Table Backdrop
A Gatsby-themed dessert table isn’t complete without an extravagant backdrop.
This DIY version is cut from poster board in an Art Deco shape.
Then has an appropriate dessert table saying on the front.
Find out how to make our DIY Gatsby dessert table backdrop.
6 | Plastic Champagne Glass Tower
Create the ultimate symbol of Gatsby’s extravagance with a champagne glass tower.
Using plastic champagne glasses cuts down on the expense and the potential for a major catastrophe if someone knocks it over.
The pyramid still looks dramatic whether you put champagne in the glasses or not. I didn’t want to deal with the mess at my party so I filled them with tealight candles.
Learn how to make a DIY plastic champagne glass tower.
7 | DIY decorated Gatsby Candles
Candles are the perfect way to add ambient lighting to any event.
I like to dress up flame-less pillar candles by wrapping them with ribbon or colored paper that matches the party decor.
For the 1920s feel, I went with white, gold and black decorations.
You can add even more glamour by gluing faux diamonds or pearls around the candles if you want to.
See the step-by-step instructions for decorating Gatsby-style candles (and get the free printables).
8 | “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” Sign
This iconic quote from the Gatsby era is the perfect touch for your party.
Create a sign using a blackboard, and write the quote with gold paint.
Then add some art deco borders to the sign for a classic 1920s design.
If you don’t want to draw it by hand, read how to make a Gatsby blackboard sign (and get the free Cricut cut file).
9 | DIY Sand and Pearls Candle Holder
Combine texture and elegance with these DIY sand and pearl candle holders.
Fill glass candleholders halfway with sand, place a candle inside and scatter faux pearls on the sand.
If you use a candleholder with a stem, you could tie a gold ribbon around the stem to add a little more glam.
To get all the details, read how to make sand and pearls candle holders.
10 | DIY printable Gatsby signs
Using printable signs with some of Gatsby’s famous sayings is an easy and inexpensive way to add to your party decor.
Print them out in Art Deco style fonts so they stay with the theme.
11 | Glam Ostrich Feather Centerpiece
Last but not least, create a stunning centerpiece with ostrich feathers to get an iconic Gatsby look.
Use a tall vase, preferably in gold or black, and place a foam bouquet holder at the top.
Stick long ostrich feathers into the foam ball until it becomes a full, glamorous display.
Read about how to make a glam ostrich feather centerpiece to get the step-by-step instructions.
In conclusion, these DIY Great Gatsby decorations will help you create an opulent and unforgettable experience for your guests. Get ready to party like it’s the roaring twenties!