A Simple Holiday Tablescape – Nothing like a beautiful Christmas table setting on a budget! This one has some lovely personal touches and is so easy to put together!
This post is written in partnership with Hobby Lobby. Photos by Abbie Martinsen and me.
We’re hosting Thanksgiving and celebrating Christmas at home this year, which means I’m more excited than ever to jump into holiday decorating. I headed off to Hobby Lobby a few weekends ago to scout out their holiday section.
So. Many. Good. Choices.
Besides making me want to set up 12 Christmas trees with all their ornaments, garlands, and tree toppers, they made it so easy to find beautiful things to put together a beautiful holiday centerpiece. There were lots of options–I saw fun rustic pieces with plaids and wood accents, some elegant gold and silver choices, and plenty of classic red. I wanted a simple blend of colors that felt festive and still pretty effortless (nothing so fussy or ornate that the kids couldn’t touch it.)
To start with, I picked up some glittery frosted branches. They’re only $6.99 at full-price, but I scored them during a 40% off sale. To add some color, I filled them in with a few different berry branches. The more full clusters were $5.99 and the smaller ones only $1.99 full price, though again, everything Christmas was on spectacular sale (40% off!), so I was able to pull it all together without going overboard! They looked beautiful together–so crisp and bright!
Since I wasn’t using any fresh flowers, I added some freshness by filling in the gaps with some mandarins. You could also use mini pumpkins for Thanksgiving, or a mix of different citrus or even pomegranates.
For a fun and personal touch, I used black butcher paper (again, I used a coupon!) and a paint marker to create little place settings. I cut out a circle an inch or two wider than my dinner plates and traced a little circle. Then, I added little heart-shaped “leaves” to create a really pretty border. I LOVE the effect. (You could also do this with brown paper and black pen if that fits your theme better.)
Once each place had a “setting,” I added a napkin, a simple place card and a little fresh rosemary “wreath.”
I put a few candles on the table, and a little frosted berry vase filler (only $6.99 full price) and everything looked polished without being too stuffy.
I like that I could easily layer this look with a tablecloth (maybe something gingham for a little extra pattern), but it also simply dresses up my table. I don’t have to worry about any stains, and the clean-up is a cinch!
I spent less than $75 for the lot and feel SO happy with how it came together. This will dress up our table from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I can easily re-use the greenery and berry clusters next year, and there’s plenty of butcher paper left over for other projects. Add to that the great deals (the Christmas collection is all on such great sale at Hobby Lobby!), and it just felt like a big win!
Here’s to healthy, happy, SIMPLE holidays!
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