Pottery Barn Holiday Tablescape for Dollar Tree Price

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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.

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

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.

0007875752341_500X500 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.

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget 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-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

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.

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget  I  simply  ran the garland through and around the three vases.

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

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!

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

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.

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget I then dusted them with white spray paint.  I wanted them to look like  frosted branches.

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

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-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

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-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

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.

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget  In theory you can make 8  napkins/napkin holders,  AND place cards for about $5.oo. Look how pretty !

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

 

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.

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

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!

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

 Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budgetStep-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

Step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful holiday tablescape on a budget

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16 Comments

    1. Thank you! Haha confession: I created this tablescape just for the sake of a tutorial. I don’t really enjoy hosting, but this actually made me want too! Ha. Thank you for reading, and your comment! Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks Donna. I love the neutrals/naturals paired with red. Absolutely, loved your cranberry and wood wreath, it’s already on next years “holiday to-do” list! Thanks Lady!

  1. Love this! I’m going to have to try the Epsom salt trick. Genius! I can definitely do $22, thanks for the great ideas!

  2. this was about the best toto rial I have ever seen for decorating on a budget and keeping it beautiful.good details. Ty.

  3. While the tablescape is gorgeous and I learned from the tutorial, I am having a difficult time understanding the purpose of the ornaments in the glasses.

    1. I was surprised how much I liked them too! I ended up using them as around the house decor, when not using them as a centerpiece! New favorite.
      Thanks for reading!

  4. Like Jerry I too wondered about the balls in the glasses and Tablesetting 101 ALWAYS places the glass above and to the right of the plate. LOL. Loved it anyway and looking ahead to next year to try this.

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