Today I am sharing an easy and inexpensive DIY dollar store spring tablescape. Spring is a great time to entertain and this table setting is perfect for Easter, Mother's day, summer, or spring. This bee-themed table will be the talk of the party.
This easy DIY dollar store spring tablescape is probably the easiest and cheapest table decorations for family or small party I have come up with yet and it exudes happiness.
Most of this table is hand-crafted and Dollar Tree or dollar store items. I even have a new dollar store to introduce you to. More about that later but recently it came to my attention that many people don't know what a tablescape is so here is my definition of a tablescape.
WHAT IS A TABLESCAPE?
A tablescape is the same thing as table decorations or table settings for dinner, lunch, brunch, or breakfast. It is a table created for friends and family usually around themes like spring, fall, Christmas, and so on.
So now that you know what a tablescape is let's buzz over to this table setting where the design began with a honey bumble bee dinner napkin.
DIY DOLLAR STORE SPRING TABLESCAPE
To begin let's gather some materials. Here is a list of what you need.
- Dollar Tree charger
- White and green/blue paint (I used Dixie Belle cotton color chalk paint and sample size from Sherwin Williams in color Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore)
- Painters tape
- Small natural paintbrush
- Dollar Tree white dinner and salad plate
- Bumblebee dinner napkin by Martha Stewart
- Flower jewelry dish from PopShelf
- Gold silverware
- La Rochere bee glassware
- Small clay pots painted with Wythe Blue
- White bakers twine
- Chamomile flowers
- 2 x 10 x 36″ piece of wood painted with Dixie Belle chalk paint and edges rubbed off with sandpaper to distress it
What is Popshelf?
You may have noticed the flower jewelry dish by Popshelf and wondered what is Popshelf? Well, it is a new store concept by Dollar General. It brings a high-end look with a low price range. Most items in the store are under $5.00. They carry trendy home decor decorations, beauty supplies, arts and crafts, toys, specialty foods, cleaning supplies, and much more.
I was hooked after visiting the one in Atlanta. Pop Shelf has so many beautiful home decor items and I couldn't wait to share this jewelry dish on this tablescape with you.
HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHECK CHARGERS?
Before you get started creating this farmhouse garden-style table let's make the buffalo check chargers.
First sand the charger to rough up the finish. Then wipe it with a clean damp paper towel to remove any grit.
Next, paint one coat of chalk paint, acrylic, or any craft paint. Let that dry and add another coat if needed.
Now take 2″ painters tape and run a piece of tape down the center.
Next place another piece of painter's tape up against the first piece then lay another piece next to it.
Remove the middle piece and repeat this step on the other side.
Press down along the edges with your finger so that paint will not bleed under the tape. Once you tape is secure dry brush the blue-green color.
To dry brush simply dab your paintbrush into the paint. Just a tiny bit on the tip of the paint brush. Then dab the paintbrush on a paper towel or paper plate to remove some of the paint.
Then you lightly brush the paint between the pieces of tape. After you finish remove the tape and let it dry.
You can use a blow dryer to make the process go quicker. Once the paint is dry simply repeat what you did but turn the place 90 degrees and start taping and painting again.
After you remove the tape and your chargers are good and dry it is time to set this spring bee-themed table setting.
DIY DOLLAR TREE SPRING BEE THEMED TABLE SETTING
Begin by placing the white board down the middle of the table then place all your pastel buffalo check chargers.
Next, add your Dollar Tree white dinner plate and salad plate stacking them one on top of the other.
Now grab the adorable light blue honey bee Martha Stewart dinner napkin and place one in the middle of the Dollar Tree white salad plate.
Then sit the floral jewelry dish from Popshelf right in the middle.
Next, add your silverware. We used gold silverware that we purchased at an antique/thrift store but silver will work on this tablescape too.
And last place your La Rochere glasses above the knife on the table. If you can spring for these Le Rochere bee glasses they are the icing on the cake. They are so bee-autiful and they are perfect for many other table settings like my garden party decoration ideas and this Thanksgiving dinner table setting.
EASY SPRING CHAMOMILE FLORAL CENTERPIECE
If you have a dark-colored table adding a white chalk-painted board will brighten up your centerpiece. I have used this white board on many tablescapes. You will find it to come in handy.
First, place your white board centered in the middle of the table. Then add painted clay pots that are wrapped with twine staggered on the white board.
I have direction on how to paint these pots to look old in my french country table setting idea post.
Once they are painted and dried wrap them in twine and place them on your board.
Next place a small mouthwash cup inside or anything that will fit inside that will hold water and put water in the cup.
I like to use filtered water from the fridge. It seems to keep flowers longer.
Next cut the stems on the flowers about 8″ long. I took a handful and cut them all together and then placed them down inside the pot with the cup inside.
After you finish filling the clay pots with chamomile cut a few other pieces of flowers and drop them around the clay pots as if they have fallen off of the flower arrangement.
I found it to be easier to bring the board and pots into my kitchen by doing the floral arranging. I found these flowers at Trader Joe's but here is a post on the best places to buy flowers if you don't have Trader Joe's.
Now you have a simple centerpiece for your spring bee table setting. Place your board and flower arrangement back in the middle of the table.
See how easy this spring tablescape is to create and there are so many events and dinners you can create it for. And all ages will love it!!!
So let's take a look at the whole table now that every piece is set.
I almost forget to mention adding pillows to your chairs or bench. This is another detail that makes the bee inspired table decoration look cozy.
Now that you have a lovely table set for your family and friends let's talk about a gift for your guests.
One of my favorite things to do is give the top piece of the place setting to guests when they go home so share with your friends and family that they get to take home the Popshelf jewelry dish.
If you have any guys at the party and maybe the flower dish is not their thing then tell them it makes a great gift to give to a loved one.
I mentioned other holidays this DIY dollar tree tablescape is good for and the most obvious is Easter since it is the heart of spring. A cute way to add a touch of Easter is to place grass in the dish and one speckled egg.
Another great idea is for Mother's day coming up. Wouldn't it be fun to celebrate all those women in your life who have played a part in mentoring you? Creating a spring bee table like that will make them feel so special.
I hope this inexpensive table setting has given you the inspiration to create a lovely table this spring.
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Saturday 3rd of April 2021
Lovely table for springtime. I have stenciledcplates and it's such a cute look. Love the twine around the pots. I'll have to check out Pop Ahelf next time I'm in Atlanta.