DIY December : Tablescapes

One of my favorite things to decorate for Christmas is my table.  Don't come to my house around the holidays with a stack of paper plates.  I love using the real thing!  Trimming that tree may not get me pumped but setting the table for Christmas morning is a totally different story.  

Today, I gathered some items and created 4 different looks that would be super easy for anybody to do.  By using items I already had and getting a few things from the dollar store, I was able to keep each one of them very inexpensive.

I know, I know that fork is crooked!  It is driving me crazy!

I know, I know that fork is crooked!  It is driving me crazy!

The confetti came from a Christmas card I got from my friend Tamara Menges.

The confetti came from a Christmas card I got from my friend Tamara Menges.

Let's call this one "The Whit".  My friend Whitlee is obsessed with black, gold, green, and all things velvet.  This entire place setting cost less than $6.  For the tablecloth, I used a black, velvet curtain.  I already had the gold flatware and the gold charger.  The white plates and green glasses came from the Dollar Tree (WHAT!).  How about the adorable place card on the left?  It is the back of a tiny picture frame cut in half (another DT find).  Since it was velvet, I thought it was perfect.  I wrote out "Joy" in glue and covered with glitter.  If you have been following this blog series, you've seen that pear (pictured on the right) before.  I can't decide which of these I like best!  Can you?

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This one y'all cost me a big whopping $0, just by using things I already have.  

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I am a firm believer in color!  You don't have to use red and green just because it's Christmas .  Can anybody guess where I found the cut glass plates?  Yep, Dollar Tree.  In the center is a mercury glass votive holder filled with spray roses, white cushions, and silver brunia.  You could easily fill with something from your local super market, even baby's breath would be cute and fit in with the vintage look of the plates and tablecloth.  We gave a nod to Pantone's color of the year, radiant orchid, by wrapping a satin ribbon around the dinner plate.

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The last one added up to a total cost of $3.30.  I used black charges and red tumblers (that I already had) and paired them with these cute plaid napkins.  I used the same DT white plates.  To pull out the silver in the napkin I used a silver tray between the dinner plate and dessert plate.  Again, I can't decide which one I like better!

I could have literally done this all day!  I had to stop before KC got home and saw the kitchen turned upside down!  Hope this gave you few ideas for your special Christmas gathering!  Now, if only I can decide what I will use!  ;)

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