I get lots of wild ideas.
Painting tables hot pink.
Wearing white after Labor Day.
Getting a new haircut six days after giving birth.
But this idea was pretty wild even for me.
I wanted to create a holiday table with only Dollar Tree or dollar store items.
Here is what I came up with.
The “joy” ornament is from a package of five from Dollar Tree.
The ornaments on the branches?
The burlap is from Hobby Lobby and I did absolutely nothing to it.
Well, I folded it over.
The mirror that everything is sitting on I got at a garage sale two years ago for one dollar.
The pine cones are from Dollar Tree as well, and that ivory satin ribbon is a remnant of what I used for the burlap wreath my friend Rebecca made for me earlier this fall.
The table setting is under six bucks for the whole thing.
The white plates?
The chargers I got at a local department store after Christmas last year for 30 cents each.
I used a sharpie marker for the burlap runner on the table and wrote JOY by hand.
I know, you are wooed by my creativity.
The branches are courtesy of my snowball bush in my backyard.
I wanted something natural and less red and green for my table this year.
I really love how this turned out.
A simple pine cone as a placeholder or to top a napkin on each plate.
Here it is lit up at dusk.
The little churches are ornaments from a big box store for $1.97 each.
The small mercury glass looking votive candle holders are from a cute little store called Jeffrey Alans, and I got them for only 97 cents each.
The larger candle holders are from Pottery Barn and were $3.50 each…a little pricier, but the cheapest thing you will ever find in that store.
This table scape brings me joy just looking at it every day.