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Floral Mother's Day Tablescape on a Budget

Celebrating the everyday is a must and it doesn’t have to break the bank! I’m thrilled to share this beautifl and budget friendly DIY Mother’s Day Tablescacpe. I love stylish items but I also love affordable prices – Can you guess where I love to shop? Target. Everyone who knows me knows that I’m basically a walking talking ad for their stuff. Oh, you like my __? Yeah, chances are it’s from Target.

What can I say? They have beautiful and stylish decor at affordable prices. All of the décor for this table (minus the flowers and some DIY projects) came from Target. The flowers came from Trader Joe’s (No Trader Joe’s by you? Check your local Farmer’s Market!) The utensil packets and pom garland were DIY’d (see utensil packet tutorial below).

 So I promised you this one was done on a budget. I couldn’t believe how affordable it was when I added it all up! So naturally, I checked it 2 more times – it’s the civil engineer in me – and here are the results:

Table Setting: $.68/person (YES you read that right)
Vase + Flowers: $4.50/each
Decorations: $11.16 total

Which means a table with 8 place settings cost a whopping $21.11 

Still don’t believe me? Well let me break down the Out-of-Pocket Costs :

Flowers - $5.99 from Trader Joe’s (Bouquet easily split into 2 vases)
Aqua Mason Jar Vases - $3.00 from Target (Pack of 2 in the Dollar Spot)
Chevron Paper Cups - $1 from Target (Pack of 8 in the Dollar Spot)
Polka Dot Dessert Paper Plates - $1 from Target (Pack of 8 in the Dollar Spot)
Yellow Paper Plates - $2.99 from Target (Value Pack of 60 in the Party Supply Section)
Pink Plastic Cutlery - $2.00 from Target (10 of each utensil in the Party Supply Section)
6” White Doilies - $3.99 from Party City (Pack of 40)
Yellow Gingham Cardstock – $0.66 ($0.33/sheet that makes 4 packs per sheet)
Yarn – $4.76 from Michaels (4 colors at $1.19/each)
Embroidery Thread - $0.40 from Michaels
Lanterns - $3 from Target (Pack of 3 on clearance)
Honeycomb Balls - $3 from Target (Pack of 3 on clearance)

That gives us a grand total of $31.46 out-of-pocket

That’s for 8 place settings + 2 vases of flowers + extra supplies to do it again and again. What did I tell you? Crazy affordable right?! Entertaining on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! Let me know how you entertain on a budget in the comments!

XO, Ashley

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