Drop cloth holiday table

When someone first told me that event planners were using drop cloths for tables, I thought “brilliant!” So the pivotal inspiration for this year’s holiday table started with using a drop cloth as the base tablecloth. For a theme, woodland plus texture were kept in mind when building this holiday table atmosphere.

experimenting with tablecloth and components

experimenting with components




First a drop-cloth large enough to make a tablecloth was purchased at the hardware store. (A bargain for a tablecloth!) It was cut and hemmed with a 7″ drop on all sides.

To add more texture and vintage effect, a sheer mesh drapery fabric is added as an overlay cloth. A vintage lace piece is stitched to the end. (This sheer overlay would look amazing over colors too, but for now I’m sticking with one color!)

Then on to the centerpiece…

holiday centerpiece collage

Layering a centerpiece helps create a multi-dimensional surface for any table. Blocks, tin cans and books are great for stacking and layering. Set a tray or cardboard shelf on top. Moss (find some without odor!) burlap, and greenery all help hide surfaces that conflict with your theme. Tulle and trims are great for covering any layer openings you want to hide. What is great about tulle is you can have fairy lights underneath for a magical glow. (Adore fairy lights!)

The “crowning touch” for this mini woodland theme is a little house ornament that a tea light fits inside. This little scene sure throws me back into a dreamy childhood!

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