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And how absolutely fabulous is this tablescape! Divine my darlings! Achieve this for under $40. If you don't have access to the ports or districts of NYC, Miami, or NYC, then you may have to hit Ikea. Since I can't be everywhere and know everything, (rolls eyes...), I am going to have to trust that you can find places to scour for good deals on glassware and such. When a pro does it: Rented glass vases: $35 ea. (I count four. Do the math) Florals: $260 (long stem callas) Linen: $100 (tablecloth, runner and napkins) Candles: $40 Total = $540 per table When you do it: Ikea glass vases: $32 ea. (keep them or sell them) Florals: $34 (for six long stem fresh callas) Linen: Free (when you go with a hotel white) Ikea tealights: $1 (for 10) Ikea candle holders: $2.5 (for 10) Total = $165.50 per table* *If you're super resourceful, you can sell all the glass vases and candle holders for what you paid, making them FREE, which means your total cost for this look is $35.50! TOTAL SAVINGS: $504.50 per table (or $5,040 for 10 tables). If you have a picture of something you'd like to duplicate on a HACK BUDGET, then send it to me so we can find creative ways to get you what you want! Callas available through Products from Ikea
I'm not sure if it is a nationwide chain in the US, but the Dollar Tree store has great glassware for 1$ a piece. Plus other great home decor hack supplies. Always check out your local all for a buck store, its amazing what you may find.
@marshalledgar I will gladly do more ideas like this that can be duplicated on the cheap.
I would have never thought to go to Ikea. We have two out here in Chicago. Been a while since I've been to either.
I love this card because it's fun, informative, and gives tangible ways to recreate expensive visuals for a steal. I would like to see more. @NixonWoman
We have the Dollar Tree out here in South Florida also. @juliehafford you just reminded me too that there are places like Big Lots and Old Time Pottery. I've found things junk-shopping at thrift stores too. Thanks for the reminder!
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