I love to spend time with my family on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes my husband and I sneak away for a date, but usually we all have dinner together. One of my favorite ways to show them I love being together is to make a nice dinner and dessert. Everyone just seems happier when we gather around the dinner table! I feel like this holiday kind of sneaks up on you and then before you know it, it’s over. So I wanted to create a Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Tablescape without investing a lot of time or money. Here is what I came up with…
I had two extra cedar pickets left over from my raised garden beds and decided to create a window box out of them. I love using cedar fence pickets for small projects. They are inexpensive and the wood is very pretty once it’s sanded. I purchased the 5/8 in. x 6 in. x 6 ft Japanese Cedar Dog Ear Fence Pickets from Home Depot. You can find them here. I cut the dog ear off of one board and then cut it in half. This gave me two boards for the sides of the box. Then I took the side board measurement and subtracted the thickness of the board times two. This gave me the measurement for the bottom board. Finally, I measured and cut the two end pieces. After sanding them really well with my palm sander, I brad nailed the corners together. This box will work for decorative use only. If you plan to really use it for a planter, I would use a Kreg Jig and Kreg Screws for more support. I left the finish natural since it went well with the blush pink and white.
The flowers are from Amazon. You can find them here. They arrived wrapped in plastic and appeared to be smashed, but after unpacking them and fluffing them, they turned out so pretty. I purchased the candlesticks from Target around Christmas. If you want to see how I set up our Christmas Tablescape click here. Unfortunately they are no longer in stock. The closest thing I could find was on Amazon.
The faux wood chargers are from Target’s Dollar Spot. I used a white roll of paper and cut rectangles for the place mats. The napkins were from Amazon and you can find them here. The dishes were given to me from my mother-in-law many years ago. I love the delicate pattern and silver trim on them.
The table came together so beautiful! Here are a few more pictures.
What are some of your family’s favorite Valentine’s traditions? I hope you liked my Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Tablescape ideas! Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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