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!
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.
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.
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!
Silk florals, berrie branches & succulents
natural dried grass
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
Garden Tabletop Runner, Luscious Centerpiece & Giggle Juice Recipe
DIY Garden Table Runner
Mesh/burlap roll 21" wide (Michaels) $8.99
tape; masking or painters tape
Easy steps to follow...
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
It is a full blown
when the bubbly
Luscious Garden Centerpiece
eucalyptus garland 5ft- (Homegoods , Joanns)
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!
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!
copper jewelry wire
object to wrap wire
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
Part of the fun creating unique table scapes, is doing some of the projects yourself. You can achieve a designer look, for less! Before you know it the holidays will be upon us, and we will be on the hunt for tabletop ideas, I hope you will be inspired to create fun, unique table scapes reading my blog!
Next week, Tabletop Challenge Part Two, four more budget friendly tabletop re-creations;
Cottagecore, Farmhouse, French Country and a Surprise Tabletop.
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