I get lots of wild ideas.
Painting tables hot pink.
Wearing white after Labor Day.
Getting a new hair cut six days after giving birth.
But this idea was pretty good even for me.
I wanted to create a holiday table with only Dollar Tree or dollar store items.
In other words- cheap.
Here is what I came up with.
These galvanized buckets were given to me by my neighbor this summer.
The "joy" ornament is from a package of five from Dollar Tree.
The ornaments on the branches?
The burlap is from Hobby Lobby and I did absolutely nothing to it.
Well, I folded it over.
The mirror that everything is sitting on I got at a garage sale two years ago for one dollar.
The pine cones are from Dollar Tree as well and that ivory satin ribbon is a remnant of what I used for the burlap wreath my friend Rebecca made for me earlier this fall.
The table setting is under six bucks for the whole thing.
The white plates?
The chargers I got at a local department store after Christmas last year for 30 cents each.
I used a sharpie marker for the burlap runner on the table and wrote JOY by hand.
I know, you are wooed by my creativity.
The branches are courtesy of my snowball bush in my backyard.
I wanted something natural and not so much red and green for my table this year.
I really love how this turned out.
A simple pine cone as a place holder or to top a napkin on each plate.
Here it is lit up at dusk.
The little churches are ornaments from a big box store for $1.97 each.
The small mercury glass looking votive candle holders are from a cute little store called Jeffrey Alans and I got them for only 97 cents each.
The larger candle holders are from Pottery Barn and were $3.50 each...a little pricier but the cheapest thing you will ever find in that store.
This table scape brings me joy just looking at it every day.
Here is the price breakdown:
- branches- free! Thanks Mother Nature!
- galvanized buckets- free! thanks to my neighbor!
- JOY ornaments- $1.00 for a package of five at Dollar Tree
- pine cones- $1.00 for a package of up to seven or eight at Dollar Tree
- satin ribbon- left over from a previous project but bought at a fabric store for 2 bucks for the roll.
- star-like ornaments hanging from the branches- $1.00 each at, where else? Dollar Tree
- burlap- got it off the roll at Hobby Lobby and paid $6.00 total for it.
- mirror- got at a garage sale two summers ago for $1.00
- little church ornaments- $1.97 each
- small mercury glass candle holders- .97 cents each at Jeffrey Alans
- larger mercury glass candle holders- $3.50 each at Pottery Barn
- white plates- $1.00 each at Dollar Tree
- silver chargers- 30 cents each after Christmas sale last year
Total cost- under 35 dollars to create a funky tablescape for the holidays.
And that wasn't spent all at one time but rather over time so it really cost me next to nothing to create for this project.
I hope you enjoyed this and I also hope it can inspire you to create something cool from items you already have laying around!