Remodelaholic · Dec 8, 2014

Pottery Barn Holiday Tablescape for Dollar Tree Price

Happy Holidays Everyone! This is Corey from Sawdust2Stitches and I am excited to be back with some MORE awesome tips and tricks for the Holiday Season. (If you recall last month I showed you how to decorate a designer tree with a Dollar Tree price tag; you can read all about it here. ) If you are entertaining over the Holidays, and really want to impress your guests, then this is a must read! I can show you how to make a Pottery Barn Inspired tablescape with purchases mainly from the Dollar Tree!

How to Create a Beautiful Holiday Tablescape on a Budget

Step 1: Table Runner

I started with a table runner. It breaks up the space and creates a visual weight to the centerpiece.

If you don’t already have one, then here is what I would suggest. I purchased a $5.00 twin size flat sheet from Walmart! ( Obviously, I purchased red.) This requires a “beginner level” of sewing. I made my table runner 16″ wide. The length of your table runner will be determined by the size of your table. It is a simple turn over hem. If you need more instructions, there are basic hem instructions here.

While you have your sewing machine out…. I had plenty of extra fabric leftover; with the excess fabric I made all of my napkins as well! I made six standard size napkins (16″x16″). There was still leftover fabric to make additional napkins if needed.

Step 2: Focal Point (of the centerpiece).

For the centerpieces I found berry garland at the Dollar Tree ( it was QUITE UGLY, I wish I had take a “before” picture). With the help of white spray paint I fixed that. Once DRY , I lined vases with the garland.

I did this with three different size vases. I purchased the smallest vase at Dollar Tree, and the other larger two at garage sales . For less than $2!

Step 3: Add Garland

In order to beef up the centerpiece I used $1.98 pine garland from Walmart. For only $2.00 I was able to fill a lot of space.

I simply ran the garland through and around the three vases.

Step 4: Dimension and Variation

I wanted to incorporate a little more white to the base. You can do this by either using canned spray snow, or making these “Frosted Branches”. There are a lot of different approaches to making these. I used the cheapest option, which consisted of sticks/or fake branches, white spray paint, hot glue gun , and epsom salt!

It is a little time consuming, and they really don’t last for more than one season, but for CHEAP/free I will take it!

Step 5: Fill the Vases

I wanted to add vertical lines to the centerpiece. I opted for sticks. Yup, sticks. I just went in the back yard and used some from the yard.

I then dusted them with white spray paint. I wanted them to look like frosted branches.

For the finishing touch, I used two stems of decorative berries, and ripped them apart so I could use the individual berries. I then wired each berry to different sticks, to add a pop of color to the branches. I LOVE the look it created.

Step 6 : Place Mats

To keep this cheap, I used brown packaging paper from Dollar Tree. You will typically find it in rolls (like wrapping paper). I cut the pieces up to create place mats. I cut mine about 12″x16″. Easy Peasy!

Step 7: Napkin Holder/Name Cards

As you recall, we already made all the napkins up in Step 1. Next, we need to make them pretty, and add some personal touches. I purchased the chalkboard name tags from the Dollar section at Target, it included 8 for $1.00. I then purchased a 10 pack of snowflakes from the Dollar Tree for $1.oo, along with a roll of jute/twine, for also $1.00.

In theory you can make 8 napkins/napkin holders, AND place cards for about $5.oo. Look how pretty !

Step 8: Finishing Touches

I meant it when I said I purchased EVERYTHING but the silver ware. I was able to buy the plates and the glasses from the Dollar Tree. I also picked up a 6 pack of pine cones, and two $1.00 packs of ornaments from the Dollar Tree, that I placed in the glasses, and then added some of the ornaments to the center garland.

Grand Total

  • Table Runner/ 6 Napkins = $5.00 ( Walmart)
  • 3 strands of garland = $3.00 (Dollar Tree)
  • 3 vases = $3.00 ( Dollar Tree & Garage Sale)
  • cheap spray paint = $ 1.00 (Walmart)
  • Garland = $2.00 (Walmart)
  • Epson Salt = $1.00 ( Dollar Tree)
  • Twine = $1.00 (Dollar Tree
  • Snowflakes = $1.00 (Dollar Tree)
  • Name Tags = $1.00 (Target)
  • 2 packages of Ornaments = $2.00 (Dollar Tree)
  • 6 plates = $6.00 (Dollar Tree)
  • 6 glasses = $6.00 ( Dollar Tree)
  • 6 pack Pine Cones = $1.00 (Dollar Tree)
  • Packaging Paper = $1.00 (Dollar Tree)

$34.00 for EVERYTHING except the silverware.

If you are using your own plates and glasses it is only $22.00!

Please check out my fellow 12 Days of Christmas bloggers projects! Thistlewood, Inspired by Charm, Funky Junk, Shanty 2 Chic and Songbird Blog

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