holiday table decorating ideas on a budget

You don’t need to spend a fortune when it comes to decorating for the holidays. In fact, many items can be found right at your local dollar store and turned into something amazing. I love coming up with new ideas with items found at the dollar store, thrift store, or in the $1 -$2 bins at the store. Below is a variety of Holiday Table Decorating Ideas on a Budget that I have created for my home including centerpieces, napkin holders, and place card holders.

 

Centerpieces

holiday centerpiece

Supplies

  • tin container found at the thrift store
  • garland from the dollar store
  • happy holidays sign from Michael’s $1.50 bin
  • placemat I already had on hand
  • ornaments from my Christmas storage bin
  • holiday decor from my Christmas storage bin

 

holiday centerpiece decor with candle
Supplies

  • red tinsel wreath from the dollar store
  • wreath decorations from the dollar store
  • placemat I had on hand
  • candle I already had

holiday centerpiece with garland

 

Supplies

  • garland from the dollar store
  • wreath decor from the dollar store
  • hurricane glass from the dollar store
  • ornaments I already had

holiday centerpiece candy cane candle holder

 

Supplies

  • 3-4 bags candy cane sticks from the dollar store
  • glass candle holder from the dollar store
  • candle from the dollar store

Directions

  1. Using a hot glue gun, glue the candy cane sticks all around the glass candle holder.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Add your favorite candle (I recommend a peppermint scent) and add to the center of your table.

holiday centerpiece stick candle holder

 

Supplies

  • hurricane glass from the dollar store
  • sticks I took off a lamp I bought at the thrift store (or you can use sticks from outside)
  • ribbon from the dollar store
  • candle from the dollar store

Directions

  1. Using a hot glue gun, glue sticks all around the hurricane glass.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Tie a ribbon around the hurricane glass.
  4. Add your favorite candle and put it in the center of your table.

 

Place Card Holders

holiday stick place card holder

 

Supplies

  • sticks from outside
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • cardstock
  • chalkboard labels
  • chalk ink markers

Directions

  1. Using the hot glue gun, glue 2 sticks together leaving an opening in the middle for the place card.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Place the chalkboard label on a piece of cardstock paper.
  4. Using chalk ink markers write the name of your guest and a design or picture of you want and let dry.
  5. Cut out the place card and insert in the stick holder and place accordingly on the table where you want your guests to sit.

holiday place card holder with candy canes

 

Supplies

  • candy cane sticks from the dollar store
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • cardstock
  • chalkboard labels
  • chalk ink markers

Directions

  1. Using the hot glue gun, glue 2 candy cane sticks together leaving an opening in the middle for the place card.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Place the chalkboard label on a piece of cardstock paper.
  4. Using chalk ink markers write the name of your guest and a design or picture of you want and let dry.
  5. Cut out the place card and insert in the stick holder and place accordingly on the table where you want your guests to sit.

 

Napkin & Silverware Holders

holiday napkin holder

 

I found a bag of these small ornaments at the thrift store for 50 cents. Using a piece of twine found at the dollar store I attached the small ornament and tied around the paper napkin I got at the dollar store.

holiday silverware holder

 

Using mini stockings from the dollar store, I inserted paper napkins from the dollar store and my silverware for a festive table setting.

 

Don’t forget to shop the clearance racks after the holidays to stock up on some inexpensive holiday items for next year!

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