I’ll show you step by step how to create a beautiful tablescape — it’s much simpler than you think. I’ll also show you how I painted pumpkins I already had and poked in florals from the Dollar Tree for more interest, color and texture.
It’s hard to get in the spirit of fall in southern Florida when the AC is on full blast, so I decided to change up the color palette this year! I knew I wanted yellow to be my spot color, but when my five-year-old started picking out pink and yellow flowers at the store she gave me the idea for an ombré look.
It turned out so playful and happy! Take a look:
How to set the table
Beautiful tablescapes have always kind of confused me. But once you break them down, it’s easy! I’ll show you:
- The rose gold chargers and flowers are from the Dollar Tree!
- The pumpkins I painted were from Target.
- The fresh eucalyptus branches cost $16 from Trader Joes.
- And the yellow tassel tablecloth is from Amazon.
I love white plates and platters because they can be used with any table setting and in any season.
Fall ombré pumpkins
Here’s how to get my ombré pumpkin arrangement!
1. Place pumpkins from largest in the center to smallest on the ends. I used older pumpkins I’ve had for years, but you can find paper mâché pumpkins in craft stores that are easy to paint.
2. I left several of the nicer pumpkins white on the left. Next the kids and I painted two light yellow and two dark yellow with acrylic paint. Next four light pink. And finally four darker pink.
4. I poked in nine Dollar Tree floral stems.
5. The yellow branches were an Amazon find. I bought three. The height gives a focal point and I love the pop of color they bring.
My in-laws stopped being surprised by my crazy dining room transformations, haha! I have to blog about things before they actually happen, so this set up was on a random Sunday.
I’ll probably do something very different by the time we get to Thanksgiving! I just can’t leave things be.