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Spring has finally sprung in the Pacific Northwest! We’ve only been waiting since October – hah. Spring is one of my favorite times of year that I can’t wait to celebrate – the birds start singing again, the temperature warms up but doesn’t get too hot, and flowers and foliage are in full bloom. It really is the best! To celebrate the return of spring, I knew I wanted to throw a little outdoor dinner party after months of being cooped up indoors, so I teamed up with Tuesday Morning to make all of my DIY spring tablescape dreams come true! 🙂
A new Tuesday Morning was just put in a mile or so from my house (find your local store by using their store locator!), so I was super excited to go check it out – I’d never been to one before, and man, was I missing out! They have basically anything you could ever need, from home decor, to seasonal goods, to food stuffs, to crafting supplies, and so much more! What I found most impressive was their wide range of unique offerings – there were so many cool products that I just hadn’t seen elsewhere and the prices are impossible to beat!
To put together my DIY spring tablescape, I grabbed a bunch of awesome items from all across the store. I was particularly impressed with their party supply and dinnerware sections – it was so hard to choose what direction I wanted to go because there were so many cool finds! Here’s what I ended up with:
Plates, silverware, napkins, straws, egg cups, party toothpicks, beverage caddy, ink pens, chalkboard signposts, a party favor kit, a bunch of faux flowers, and a beautiful blue outdoor vessel. I decided to go with a color theme of aqua, gold, and white, since those are some of my favorite colors and just perfect for summer!
Now, if you’re throwing a little spring dinner party, it’s an awesome idea to have little party favors and place settings for your guests – I took it a step further and combined the favors and place name tags into one for a fun spring gift idea. I found this awesome party favor kit in the crafting section for $5.99 (compared at $14.99) and thought these would be the perfect thing for my DIY spring tablescape. Follow the steps below to make your own party favors!
If you have a kit like this (or pick one up from your local Tuesday Morning) then you can follow the enclosed directions – if not, then you can follow my instructions below! The first thing you’ll want to do is either use pre-cut boxes, or print a template out from online. Fold on the pre-scored lines.
Fold one of the end tabs and insert it into the slot on the adjacent side. Take the opposite end tab and fold it into the first end tab slot. Repeat on the other side of the box.
To make these favors personalized and also serve as place settings, use the enclosed wooden tags (or make some out of paper) and write down the names of your guests in fun spring colors. I used some Bible Journaling pens that I picked up for $3.99 (compared to $9.99).
Attach the tags to your freshly-made gift boxes with some pretty string – I used gold to fit in with my aqua/gold/white color theme!
Fill your favor boxes with some paper filler, and stick a wee giftie inside! To continue the spring theme, I used little succulents and cacti for my guests to take home.
Now that you have favors and place name settings done, every good DIY spring tablescape needs a centerpiece! And let me tell you, it was so easy to DIY one with just a few things from Tuesday Morning. Here’s what you’re going to do for the perfect spring floral centerpiece:
Choose a container, like this awesome aqua lattice version for $12.99 (compared to $24.99). Select a variety of flowers and foliage to fill your container. The key here is to choose coordinating/complimentary colors, and a variety of textures and types of plants. At Tuesday morning each flower or sprig was from $2.99 to $4.99 (compare at $4.99 to $7.99). It’s always good to include a few sprigs of greenery, and then 2 or 3 different flower types in colors that work well together.
To make your DIY centerpiece perfection, measure how tall you want each piece of greenery to be and mark it with a pen.
Using a small hand saw or wire cutters, cut the stems where you previously marked in the first step. Repeat for each flower or greenery, making sure you vary the heights so that the floral arrangement has a nice natural look.
Arrange your cut flowers into your vessel, playing with where you put each one. I usually like to have greenery in the middle and on the sides, with flowers sprinkled in-between.
Now, we could’ve stopped there and had a lovely flower arrangement, by why do that? To make this centerpiece truly springy, I decided to add a couple of chalkboard signposts ($1.99 for a pack of 4, compared to $3.99) and used some chalk to write ‘Hello’ and ‘Spring’ and stuck them in my arrangement for a fun finish!
Now to put the whole DIY spring tablescape together! I kept it simple, springy and fun with plain white plates ($3.99 compared to $7.50, fun teal silverware ($24.99 compared to $50.00), pretty paper napkins ($1.99 compared to $4.99), mason jar glasses from the beverage caddy (whole caddy with tray, pitcher, glasses, lids, and straws for $19.99 compared to $40.00), some gold striped paper straws ($1.99 compared to $4.99), metallic striped egg cups ($7.99 compared to $18.00), and little gold party toothpicks ($1.99 compared to $5.99).
I just adore how this tablescape turned out! You really don’t need to break the bank to put together a fun dinner party that also looks totally fabulous 🙂 Tuesday Morning is the perfect 1-stop spot for picking up amazing and unique items that speak to your personal style (and your wallet!)
The party favors really finish everything off nicely!
What really impressed me was how cost-effective it was to put together this DIY spring tablescape. What would’ve cost me hundreds of dollars at another store was super budget-friendly at Tuesday Morning. I usually spend a lot on craft supplies, faux flowers, and home goods at other stores, but with Tuesday Morning’s super competitive prices, I’m able to craft and style for less!
Some additional tips to make your DIY spring tablescape the perfect party hangout:
- Keep it simple, yet stylish. Stick to a few colors, and don’t overwhelm the table with too much stuff.
- Make cleanup a breeze by using paper napkins and straws.
- Add atmosphere by hanging string lights or lighting candles.
- Make your centerpiece with faux flowers, so you can enjoy it all season long with no maintenance!
- Invite your closest friends and make them feel special with a personalized gift.
Tuesday Morning really saved the day when it came to putting together my spring dinner party! If you want to find awesome products for massive savings (and I mean really, who doesn’t), then check out their online store locater to find the closest spot to you. And be sure to check out their virtual ads for all the latest deals – new ones pop up weekly and you don’t want to miss out on those unique finds!