Your table decor doesn’t have to come from the kitchen or holiday section at your local department store. Instead, use terracotta plant saucers as chargers and mix and match vintage glasses from your local thrift store. A gorgeous tablescape does not need to cost a fortune or take a lot of time.
Using a painter’s canvas drop cloth is a great alternative to an expensive tablecloth.
A leafy autumn garlandA mix of leaves is all that’s necessary for this garland. Add in some animal figurines and nature-inspired placecards and your tablescape can bring the woods indoors.What you need:A. Fall leavesB. Floral tapeC. ScissorsDecorative accentstoy animal figurinesflameless, battery-powered candlesterracotta plant saucers
A leafy autumn garland1. Gather a collection of leaves in various sizes, looking for those with longish stems. Use the larger leaves as the base of your garland. 2. Start with the larger leaves as a base and then layer smaller ones on top. Add leaves until you reach the depth that you want. Use floral tape around the stems to hold the leaves together. Continue to add leaves to the group until you have the desired length of garland you need.
What you’ll need:A. Oak mossB. Hot glue gun and glue sticksC. ScissorsNote: Using a painter’s canvas drop cloth is a great alternative to an expensive tablecloth and gives you the option of gluing the moss directly to the cloth.Decorative accentstoy animal figurines or handmade ornamentsflameless, battery-powered pillar candlesglass tubes with cork stopperschalkboard-painted charger platemolding clay
1. Gather oak moss from trees on your property or, if permitted, from your local nature trails (check with local regulations). You can also find different mosses at many craft andhobby supply stores.Creating the garland is easy: simply arrange it along the table. For more stability, hot-glue the pieces together or, if you’re using a drop cloth, directly onto the cloth.