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. This year I wanted to create a Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Tablescape without investing a lot of time or money.
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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.
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. Cut the dog ear off of one board and then cut the remainder 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 sander, I used my 18 gauge brad nailer to attach 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 Screws for more support. I left the finish natural since it went well with the blush pink and white.
You can find the Peony Silk Flower Bouquet on Amazon. 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. Unfortunately they are no longer in stock. I did find a similar set here.
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.
For a small budget, this table turned out so pretty. Sometimes re-purposing what you have and adding a few new items, can give you an updated fresh look without spending a lot of money.
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What are some of your family’s favorite Valentine’s traditions? Hopefully this Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Tablescape gave you some ideas!