Having your mom (and/or your mother-in-law) over for Mother’s Day this year? Do you need some ideas for creating an attractive and easy diy Mother’s Day table setting? A tablescape that will impress her and won’t cost you a lot?
Yep! I’m in the same boat!
It doesn’t matter how old (or young) we are, we always want to impress our mom (especially our MIL). And that can be stressful!
I’m hoping that sharing my plan for my easy Mother’s Day table setting will help you in creating a table you will be proud to sit down at with your mom. Incorporated in the table setting are four easy DIY projects that help to keep costs down, and at the same time, add to the cute look of your tablescape.
~~~Take a look at what I created and how I put it all together. ~~~
Easy DIY Mother’s Day Table Setting
I’ll be having my mom over for a nice Mother’s Day lunch this year, and I want to set a nice (not over-the-top) table. I also want it to be a tablescape she will appreciate it.
When I am working on my table setting ideas, I always want to make at least one thing to use on the table. For this DIY Mother’s Day table, I made four different projects. I couldn’t help it. I had a vision, wanted to keep my costs down, and wasn’t about to go to countless stores, hoping I would find items in the correct color, with the ideal look to work with my vision. I don’t have that much time or money.
To stay within a tight budget, I realized that I would need to make many things myself. No problem! *Something you will notice is that I enjoy creating things, but I also don’t want to spend a ton of time doing it, and I don’t like to spend a lot on my projects. After all, I am on a budget.
Now, you don’t know my mom, but she isn’t a “frilly” lady. So something pink and “girly” wasn’t going to cut it. Her favorite color is green, but for some reason, I associate the color orange with my mom. (I know, that’s kinda weird)
I wanted to incorporate those two colors in my DIY Mother’s Day table setting. So, instead of a true green, I opted for a teal that beautifully compliments orange and a little light pink to soften the look.
Okay, now the hard part is done (deciding on a color scheme was tough for me with this table setting).
To make the colors really “pop” and stand out on the table I decided to go with a white tablecloth, and then build up the colors on the table.
Check out the teal plates! I’m telling you – I couldn’t believe it when I stumbled on these plates at Dollar Tree (I was practically dancing in the aisle). Yes, that’s just $1 a plate!! They were perfect! I absolutely love the color, the pattern, and the edge detail on them.
Just down the same aisle, I found a really cute teal patterned shelf liner (I think I actually did a little shimmy, I couldn’t believe how lucky I was). I snatched it up and used it for the easiest DIY charger plates (seriously – they are the EASIEST!). Don’t they look great together!
I added the DIY teal and white charger plates to the table and placed the teal plates on top of the chargers. Next, I topped them with a white salad plate.
Now I needed to add more teal to the table and include the orange and pink colors. I knew it was going to be too hard to find something for the Mother’s Day table decorations that would match the teal color of the plates and chargers, so I decided to tint these small jars (also found at Dollar Tree) to match, and then use them as vases. I spent a whopping $14 on the plates, vases, and shelf liner! What a steal!!
I really wanted to add more color to the top of the plates, but I felt that a teal or orange napkin was going to be too much. So, I whipped up some beautiful white linen no-sew napkins (these are seriously easy!!) and tied them up with cute orange DIY napkin rings I made. The design on the napkin ring is from a flower stamp I had, but when stamped in the air dry clay, it looks like the inside of an orange. Too cute! Adding the fresh tangerines next to the napkins was a perfect touch.
For the centerpiece on the table, I wanted to incorporate the teal, orange and pink theme colors. As I mentioned earlier, I tinted the small vases to match the teal plates. I wanted them to be tinted, versus a solid teal color, so they would have a softer look. The vases turned out amazing and really compliment the plates and chargers! Check out my post on tinting vases permanently to learn how to do it yourself.
I made six small vases and decided to use them to create a large Mother’s Day centerpiece in the middle of the table. They really look like one large flower arrangement from a distance. The neat thing about the six small vases is there are multiple ways you can arrange them on the table. Check out my other post 3 Different Ways to Arrange a Dining Table Centerpiece to see other centerpiece versions.
I filled each vase with large blush pink Lilies and orange and pink Alstroemericas that I found at my local grocery store. I then arranged them in the middle of the table and sprinkled tangerines around them. The neat thing about using fruit as table decoration is that you can eat them later!
To complete my Mother’s Day table setting, I added the flatware and filled the water glasses with light pink lemonade. I couldn’t believe how well the pink lemonade matched the Lilies! It really pulled it all together.
I have to tell you; I LOVE how this easy DIY Mother’s Day table setting turned out! The colors look amazing together. They really “pop”!
I know my mom will love this table setting, and I bet yours would too.