Today on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family (9a/10c), Rachel shows you how to create a Valentine’s day tablescape on a budget! For this table, we spent less than $40 by using items you either already have, can repurpose or can get for dirt cheap! Whether your Valentine’s day is spent with the kids or with that someone special, we’ve got some easy and thrifty ways to make your table both personalized and chic. Here’s how we did it:
Firstly, reuse your holiday table linen. It’s typically red and/or gold. Perfect for Valentine’s!
On each place-setting we put DIY Valentines with some of our favorite candy puns. A simple trick in making these is to print out your cardstock with a very light colored font. Then trace over the printed words in colored pens/markers and vuala! They look like a master calligraphist created them.
1. white and blue card stock
3. red and black pens/markers
4. hot glue gun
1. print the sayings on blue card-stock paper – cut into small equal sized rectangles
3. use red and black pens/markers to trace over words and make a border
4. using hot glue, secure the candy that corresponds with the saying
The place-settings breakdown:
1. red charger: 99 cent store
2. white plate: 99 cent store (or from your home)
3. napkin: Pier 1 Imports ($1.95 – on sale)
4. silverware and glasses – from your home
The centerpiece and runner is 100% do-it-yourself and super simple to make.
This branch centerpiece is from Rachel’s yard. We fetched this branch from a fallen tree and got to work.
2. red tulips
The table runner is made of love letters. We combined printed letters (google “love letters”) and handmade letters from Rachel’s sons. Using a cardstock paper as the base, staple the letters together in this layered and eclectic formation. We had about 5 bundles of letters stapled together and laid them down the center to look like one long piece.
The last detail is something inspired by our previous love tree creation. Write little notes to each other on these DIY paper heart ornaments, hang them on your branch centerpiece, and you’re done. It’s a sweet way to exchange meaningful sentiments with your family and friends while decorating your table.
If you’re entertaining this Valentine’s day or having a dinner in with your family, send us pictures of your tables! We would love to see your lovely creations! Much love xx