Easy Table Setting Featuring a DIY Topiary Centerpiece

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I just love creating tablescapes, and this easy table setting featuring a DIY topiary centerpiece was so much fun to create for Spring!

For the most part, I kept my neutral colors, but added some touches of green with the topiaries and green block print napkins.

brown check tablecloth with brown pattern bunny plate green block print napkin gold flatware on cabbage leaf placemat at 6 place settings for spring table topiaries down center of table

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I host Easter every year for my family and I enjoy creating a different table setting each year.

Having family and friends gathered around my dinner table brings me so much joy.

This year we had about 18 guests, so it required setting 3 different tables in my home.

I created a different Spring centerpiece and place settings for each table.

I have a large round dining room table that seats 8, and a smaller round table in my breakfast area that seats 4.

My back patio table seats 6 guests, and fortunately the weather was beautiful, so we were able to use that table, as well.

For the table on my back patio I used faux topiaries as a centerpiece.

I kept the rest of the table neutral except a pop of green with the napkins which complimented the topiary trees really well.

Mixing a buffalo print tablecloth, block print napkins with a patterned plate made an interesting table setting without it looking too busy.

Let’s talk about the details of this easy table setting featuring a DIY topiary centerpiece and a touch of Spring.

inspiration for my easy Spring table decor

The first thing I like to do when I am designing a table, is find an inspiration piece or two.

I had recently ordered a cute brown buffalo check tablecloth and some green block print napkins.

I was anxious to use them and decided to try them together for a neutral spring table.

The faux topiaries I already had on hand, and they became the inspiration for pairing the green block print napkins and plaid tablecloth.

brown check tablecloth with brown pattern bunny plate green block print napkin gold flatware on cabbage leaf placemat at 6 place settings for spring table topiaries down center of table



I covered my patio dining table with the checked tablecloth and placed 5 topiaries, in different sizes and different heights, down the center of the table.

The topiaries were a beautiful focal point for the center of the table and created the look of a table runner.

A small brown transferware bowl or plate was placed underneath each topiary. This created some interest to each plant and added another layer to my centerpiece.

I made most of the topiaries and if you love them as much as I do and want to make your own, I have an easy DIY tutorial.

How To Make a Faux Topiary That Looks Real

faux topiary in clay pot

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place settings for a Spring tablescape

brown pattern bunny plate green block print napkin gold flatware on cabbage leaf placemat for spring place setting

Layering dishes at each place setting is one of my favorite parts of designing a table.

It can create so much interest and really elevate the look of any table regardless of how formal or casual it is.

For this table, I used some of my thrifted large white dinner plates and placed a smaller brown transferware dinner plate
on top.

The edge of the transferware plates is scalloped and adds even more detail to each place setting.

I placed a salad plate with a brown bunny design on the very top.



The stack of plates was placed on top of a faux cabbage leaf placemat which is perfect for Spring.

I have actually used real collard green leaves for placemats before. Unfortunately, they get a bit wilted looking fairly quickly though.

The green block print napkins were tied with a narrow brown and white striped ribbon and placed beside each plate.

And gold flatware and a vintage green goblet finished of each place setting.

other variations for this Spring table

I mentioned earlier that I created this table for Easter.

However, I set the table up way before Easter and left it set afterward, as well.

This table is perfect for any spring gathering. It doesn’t have to be only an Easter table.

I tried some other layering options to give you a few ideas how to change it up if you don’t want to purchase or don’t have any bunny plates.

One thing to keep in mind is if you want a fun seasonal plate for the top of your place setting, but don’t want to spend a lot of money buying real plates, you can find a paper plate option that will work just fine.

Try layering another patterned plate on top…

brown transferware plate green block print napkin gold flatware on cabbage leaf placemat for spring place setting

Or use white salad plates and place a birds nest on top. This one is real, because I have a collection of them, but they are easily available this time or year at a craft store like Hobby Lobby. Or you can always find them online.

white salad plate with birds nest on top green block print napkin gold flatware on cabbage leaf placemat for spring place setting

You could also use Easter eggs with bright colors if you are actually setting the table for an Easter meal and want a pop of color.

Even fresh fruits make a beautiful and unexpected topper on a stack of plates at each place setting. For example, a single green apple on top of each place would be perfect with this color scheme.

Depending on the time of year you could incorporate something from the current season. For example, mini pumpkins during the fall, or a sprig of fresh greenery for a holiday table would be perfect on each place setting.

tips and tricks for creating beautiful tablescapes on a budget

I have mentioned this many times before but it’s worth repeating.

Picking up white plates at thrift stores is the perfect way to have a collection of plates for any occasion.

They are so inexpensive and will go with any color scheme, any theme and any season.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful table.

Simple centerpieces and just a small unexpected detail can be very impactful.

Grocery store floral arrangements are a great option for a beautiful centerpiece and can be very affordable. Place them in an unusual container or vase to take them to the next level.

One of my best pieces of advice for creating an interesting table is to layer, layer, layer!!

Using tablecloths or a table runner (or sometimes both), napkins, place mats or plate charges (sometimes both), and stacks of plates are my favorite ways to create a unique table.

Think outside the box and be creative with mixing patterns for plates and table linens.

Also, for a centerpiece idea, think of unusual and unexpected vessels for flower vases and candle holders.

I have linked a few of my past tablescapes at the bottom of this post to offer some ideas for unique things to incorporate into your table design.

You can create an amazing table and spend little money just by using your imagination!



I love how this table turned out, and it truly was so easy to put together.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how to create an easy table setting featuring a DIY topiary centerpiece and got some ideas for creating your own.

blessings,

michele signature
brown check tablecloth with brown pattern bunny plate green block print napkin gold flatware on cabbage leaf placemat at 6 place settings for spring table topiaries down center of table

past table settings…

A Spring Tablescape with a Lemon Theme

terra cotta plant tray with blue & white plate layered with white salad plate sitting on coir placemat white napkin with tiny terra cotta pot napkin ring and seed packet beside on top of plate and blue garden glove holding silverware

Easy Book Themed Brunch Tablescape

overhead view of vintage clipboard with white dinner plate and white salad plate stacked on top linen napkin and library card on top

How To Create A Spring Tablescape: Farmers Market Style





10 Comments

  1. Loved your table setting, and you have a great eye for decorating. Have seen your home tours on the mother daughter channel. Tfs cheers

    1. Thank you so much and I’m so glad you found the home tours on Farmhouse Living YouTube!

  2. Your table setting is so beautiful, Michele. I love a spring table. Hugs and blessings to you.

    1. Thank you so much Renae! Hope you are doing well!

  3. Stunning table setting!! Love all of those pretty block prints along with the green and brown color scheme. You do tablescape’s so beautifully!

    1. Oh, thanks so much Rachel! I really appreciate your kind words and I’m so glad you enjoy the tablescapes.

  4. So lovely Michele! Those topiaries are gorgeous! Pinned 🥰

    1. Thanks so much Cindy! I really appreciate that. They are so fun to make!

  5. I love the table setting. I am new to your site referred to you via Thistlewood Farm.
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    1. Thanks so much and I am so glad you’re here! I will make sure you are subscribed, and I hope you will enjoy following and find inspiration here.

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