Easter is over and I have 2 months until I decorate for Memorial Day. So, I had to figure out a Spring tablescape for my formal dining room table. I have a gorgeous solid black 8 ft. table and needed something that would stand out and say "Welcome Spring".
I purchased 3 yds. of burlap at Hobby Lobby. I never used burlap before and really liked the color and texture against my table. I trimmed it down to about 6 ft. and cut in half lengthwise to make it a runner. It was pretty wrinkled so I lightly ironed it. It didn't get everything out, but it helped.
I have lots of milk glass dishes and pulled out some matching pieces. But the table still needed more color.
I made another trip back to Hobby Lobby (on a different day) and found some colorful flowers that were actually on clearance!
I snipped off most of the stems.
Then, I cut down a styrofoam block to fit into the dishes.
I poked the flowers into the styrofoam until just the petals were sticking out. I also pulled a few green leaves off the leftover stems and stuck them into the styrofoam as well.
And my Spring table is complete. Simple, yet colorful.
I may go back and iron out some more wrinkles and even do a stenciled design. For now, I love the way it looks and it was so easy to put together. Welcome, Spring!