It has been a few years since I have shared my Fall Table Setting. Every year I assemble something simple, and feel it unworthy of documenting. However that feeling changed today! As I was chatting with a friend about the few tips, and tricks I used to make this table setting possible I realized that it really is too good not to share. I have a few tips to help create a beautiful cheap Fall Table Setting!
Fall Table Decor
I feel as though I am about to give you a peak behind the curtain. I may take away some of the magic, but really these little tricks are too good not to share! While this fall table setting may look glamorous, would you believe that each setting costs LESS than $6.00!? That’s right $6.00 and that includes flatware, plate, stemware, napkins, chargers etc..
How did I do it? It’s simple. It’s all plastic my friend. It all started a few years ago when I was working on my 2018 Fall Table setting. It was at that time that gold flatware was just coming in and it was all the rage. All the social media designers were using them, and I loved them… but I was not about to spend $$$ just to take a handful of pictures. So I started to look at other options. I honestly considered spray painting old utensils just so I could take some pictures. Then I found gold plastic utensils! I figured it was worth a shot, brought them home, took some photos and no one was the wiser. (Obviously if you look closely and handle them it is clearly plastic but that doesn’t bother me one bit.) Honestly, when I am entertaining for the Holiday’s I love being able to toss my utensils.
After I had discovered plastic flatware, I started to wonder where else I could trim the budget when creating table settings.
Over the years I have found that I can find glassware moderately priced. The green glasses featured in this years setting were found in the Dollar Spot at Target (Sorry, I don’t have a link for you.) However, in years past I have found awesome glasses at the Dollar Tree! In the image above (Fall 2018) the glasses pictured are from the Dollar Tree!
Last year I hosted our Family Reunion/Thanksgiving and I didn’t want everyone to have to use paper plates… It was then that I found $.50 Matte Plastic Plates at Target!
Chargers are another inexpensive item I love to incorporate into table settings. For a small price they make a big impact. Every year Micahels’ runs sales on their chargers that come in assorted colors. I can usually pick them up for about $1.00 when they are on sale.
Lastly, napkins. I strongly believe that using cloth napkins makes a table setting look sophisticated. Sure we might be using plastic forks, but once you pick up a cloth napkin and place it in your lap, you forget all about the plastic cutlery. 🙂
If you break down the pricing, it comes to roughly $6.00 for each setting!
I still use my black plates on a daily basis and the cups are still used for everyday use. The chargers I typically reuse for Christmas and the napkins are cloth and will be cleaned and stored for another time. All in all, I don’t feel like any $$ is wasted on this Fall Table Setting that might otherwise appear unpractical. That my friend is what we call “Form Meeting Function” and I am HERE for it!
- Plastic Black Plates
- Clay Cloth Napkins
- Rust Red Throw Pillows
- Gold Chargers
- Gold Plastic Utensils
- Green Goblets (Target Dollar Spot Fall 2021)
- Ashland Huckleberry Greenery
- Seed Pods
- Black Outdoor Chairs (Target 2019) Here is something similar.
- Dining Table
- Chair Slip Covers
- Curio Cabinet (Craigslist Makeover)
- Loloi Olive and Charcoal Rug
- Brick Wall Tutorial
- Light Fixture Tutorial
- Wall Color “Agreeable Gray” Sherwin Williams
- Artwork (Frames: Hobby Lobby, ArtWork: Etsy)
If you are looking for even more Fall Table Setting ideas, here are a few throwbacks to years past.
In 2017 I was heavy into the apple orchard vibe. You can read more about my “2017 Fall Home Tour” here.
Thanks so much for reading along and learning more about how you can create a Cheap Fall Table Setting.
Take Luck ,