A while back I shared a fun, quick project over at Love, Pasta, and a Tool Belt. I was in a panic because I had this post due, and I was out of energy and time–a bad combination when you’re 7 months pregnant. But I had recently painted this little succulent holder from it’s original Home Depot orange (that I got from my blog conference) to a fun aqua color. It only took a little time to combine a few elements and come up with this centerpiece. And I still love it! So I’m excited that it’s been functional and cute and I used things I already had on hand. And it makes me happy.
I normally don’t put much on our dining room table. I guess I just didn’t really know how to leave things on the table without it feeling cluttered. But I think that changed today when I created this centerpiece.
I’m Lisa Mabey from Mabey She Made It where I write about doable and affordable DIY, crafts, and sewing. I’m so glad to be here at Love, Pasta, and a Toolbelt again–thanks for having me back, Emily!
I was looking around my house and realized that I had a few elements that could go together to create a centerpiece that was simple, effective, and easy to remove for dinner time.
I started with a plain white serving tray that’s been sitting in the cupboard–not doing anyone any good–and decided to embellish it a little with some vinyl. I chose a swirly design and cut it out on my Silhouette (I seriously love my Silhouette) in some aqua and gray vinyl. Then I decided where I wanted them positioned and applied the vinyl.
I decided on putting them to the side to that I could put other elements on the tray without covering the design.
After that, I took a succulent planter in a cute tin bucket that was painted Home Depot orange,
and gave it a little color change with a couple of coats of chalk paint I got from the awesome ladies at the DecoArt booth at the conference.
After adding a little ribbon accent, it was ready to go on my serving tray with a set of cork coasters that I use for hot dishes (and it’s convenient to leave them on the table).
It’s a simple collection, but this centerpiece is fresh, easy, and fits my busy life.
What else do you like to put on your table that I’m forgetting?
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