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!
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