Decorating for guests is always fun! I’m sure you won’t be surprised to see the use of bright colors incorporated in my tablescape this week. I LOVE COLOR! The only thing that I had to buy for this tablescape was multi-colored tissue paper! Tissue paper is a wonderfully cheap way to make a fun design.

I started the design with an array of plates. My dinner plates are red, blue, green, yellow, and purple. It is pretty fun because the dinnerware fits right into the multi-colored dining room!

I made some tissue paper balls for the center piece, and I sat them on various glass vases that I already had. The vases were all shapes and sizes. It worked perfectly to create some height and differing levels. I tied the napkins with a bit of tulle that I had lying around in my fabric bin.

I then hung several other tissue paper balls with fishing line at various heights behind the table to create a fun atmosphere and accentuate the table decor. You’ll notice the place mats are colorful but subtle, but this was done purposely to blend in with the table top. I also omitted a tablecloth because sometimes a tablecloth takes away from the decor in the tablescape. I think this is an instance where one of those “non tablecloth” designs is necessary. I also accessorized with colorful M & Ms at every place setting. This tablescape is perfect for a group of my favorite gals to get together for a spring lunch. We can eat something delicious, chat, laugh, and snack on CHOCOLATE at the same time!

Would you like to join me!?!?

For details on how to make the tissue paper balls, go HERE!

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  1. says

    this looks great! i used this idea a few weeks ago for the craft at the teen mom mentoring group i lead. the girls loved it, and took their flowers with them. i also have a pile of tissue waiting to make flowers for my summer decor. what a great tablescape! i'm going to vote for you now.

  2. Dave and Natasha says

    Thanks for reminding me of how fun those things are! I have a baby shower coming up that I am throwing a friend and maybe I'll make those to decorate for it! It's a cheap way to decorate, but yet it looks so cute! Great job!

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