Tabletop Challenge Part One...DIY Blog


Oh what fun it has been to re-create some beautiful table scapes on a realistic budget! I don't know about you, but I get a lot of satisfaction when I can create something beautiful for less. Of course all of these table settings are absolutely wonderful, so I had great inspiration to work with. Part of staying within a budget is making some of the decor yourself.


These DIY projects are easy and $$ friendly!


PROJECT ONE

Beach Tabletop Coral Napkin Rings & Centerpiece




The first DIY projects I will share, are from the Beach Themed Tabletop, are the Coral napkin rings & Coral Branch Centerpiece.


Supplies:

  • bamboo napkin rings- 6/$9.99 (AMZ) or any wood blank napkin rings at craft stores

  • Red spray paint- hardware store- $5.00

  • garden branches- free

Coral Napkin Rings & Coral Branch Centerpiece:

DIY- Simply spray paint, let dry. Support branches in vases with sand, moss, glass or rocks.





PROJECT TWO

Formal Eggplant & Mustard Centerpiece


The Eggplant & Mustard Tabletop is exquisite! I am not a floral designer, but I wanted to replicate this centerpiece the best I could in a simpler form, to show what is possible. I broke this project down, step by step. Remember, I am not a floral designer, but I enjoyed the project! You will too!



Centerpiece Supplies:

  • Silk florals, berrie branches & succulents

  • natural dried grass

  • moss

  • vase

  • clippers



Step 1: Gather materials; make sure vase is at least half the height as arrangement

Step 2: added grasses

Step 3: trim leaves off berry branches

Step 4: NOTE- half berries trimmed off, creates a cleaner look

Step 5: add moss into vase all around

Step 6: trim peonies to size, hold up to vase to measure

Step 7: add peonies around berry branches and grass

Step 8: add cabbage around peonies

Step 9: I added curly ting ting branches to add some branch texture

step 10: finished, now is the time to tweek arrangement

Total: $52.24




PROJECT THREE

Garden Tabletop Runner, Luscious Centerpiece & Giggle Juice Recipe





















DIY Garden Table Runner

  • Mesh/burlap roll 21" wide (Michaels) $8.99

  • scissors

  • tape; masking or painters tape

Easy steps to follow...



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Step 1: measure your table add 24" it can fall 12" on each side, my 6ft table I measured 96"

(I folded in half and measured 48" each side, my table was to small)

Step 2: measure 4 " on each end, fold tape at that point to prevent unravelling

Step 3: begin unravelling row by row

Step 3a: unravel up to tape mark

Step 4: take extra threads from unravelling edges and tie six threads together close to edge to form tassels

Step 5: pinch knots to keep threads down by tassel, remove tape carefully

Step 6: trim fringe even

Step 7: I chose a short fringe about 1", but it is your preference how long to make your fringe

Step 8: I only used a small portion of this roll, you can save for other events

Total: $8.99



Giggle Juice

Cocktail here

🥂🌺🌸🌷

It is a full blown

garden party

when the bubbly

comes out!🥂











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Luscious Garden Centerpiece


Supplies:

  • eucalyptus garland 5ft- (Homegoods , Joanns)

$16.99

  • floral stems; 4 or 5 varieties and colors 3 stems each- (Michaels) $28.77

  • floral wire cutters










Step 1& 1a: trim stems with clippers to about 8"

Step 2: Lie greenery garland out on your table, nestle stems into the garland varying colors along the length

Fini: Look and see if your florals are spaced to your liking. Done!

Total: $45.75




PROJECT FOUR

Modern Tabletop Copper Napkin Rings




"Less is more" is the Modern Design aesthetic.

Muted tones with a pop of metallic!

To re-create the repeat of metallic on the place setting seen in the "inspo" photo, I created Metallic Napkin Rings with copper jewelry wire wrapped in a random manor.

You can too!

Supplies:

  • copper jewelry wire

  • object to wrap wire

  • wire cutters







Gather Supplies

Step 1: wrap around 20 times

Step 2: cut wire, twist wire ends together

Step 3: wrap tight around bundle, trim

Step 4: gently open wrapped circle, slide napkin in

Total: $6.99 makes 12 Napkin rings








If you missed

Part One of The Tabletop Challenge

you can read it here