Today, I am happy to share how I set up my outdoor table for a summer dinner party. I used items from the new David Tutera Casual Elegance collection now available exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores to create the perfect backyard table. This collection is merchandised under bridal, but can be used for so many other things! It’s a bit rustic with burlap, has a timeless charm with lace accents, but plays current and modern. For weddings there are votive wrappings, bouquet wraps, table cards and so much more. It has a vintage feel but you can customize each piece to suit your tastes. It is so versatile. I can see it used at a bridal shower, a baby shower, a birthday party, or as seen here a summer dinner party.
I just love to have friends over in the summer. Beautiful weather is a great excuse to throw a party, don’t you agree?
Here’s what I used to create my beautiful summer tablescape:
• a burlap table runner
• craft paint + paint sponges
• mason jars + votives
• David Tutera Chalkboard Stakes
• David Tutera Hemp Cord + David Tutera Paper Lanterns
• David Tutera Burlap Ribbon + Burlap Flowers
• David Tutera Metal Buckets + David Tutera Paper Straws
* You will want scissors, masking tape or painter’s tape, and fabric glue on hand also.
My white tablecloth was a little boring, so I opted to add in some color with a painted burlap table runner. I love pinks and oranges for summer this year, so I painted stripes on a plain burlap table runner that you can pick up at any craft store.
Prep your workspace. Since paint will bleed through burlap, you want to cover your surface first. I just used old newspapers and taped my runner in place. I also ironed it on a low setting to get all the fold lines out before I started.
Now’s time to paint! I taped off my stripes with masking tape and used a sponge to blot my paint onto the burlap. I peeled the tape off right away for clean lines.
Now it’s time to dress the table. I used mason jars of all different sizes to hold my flowers and votives.
I wrapped the jars in the David Tutera burlap ribbon and it is attached with just a little dab of fabric glue. I wove the David Tutera burlap flowers in the ribbon and placed a few in my floral arrangement as fillers.
For the table settings, I just kept it simple and potted some succulents from my garden in the David Tutera metal buckets. For place cards, I used the David Tutera small chalkboard stakes in each pot.
For added fun, I added the paper straws to the water glasses. I love striped paper straws, don’t you?
Next to the table I set up a little serving station. Here everyone can grab utensils and drinks. I wanted a keep it casual and not too structured. I used the David Tutera Paper lanterns here. They provide a nice backdrop and a little extra light when the sun goes down. These painted branches are a fun way to hang the lanterns when you don’t have trees or a covered patio. I used the David Tutera Hemp Cord to hang them.
Our boring table is now a beautiful place to entertain our friends for a little summer fun! Here’s some shots we took before our guests came over. Enjoy!
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This is a sponsored post for David Tutera Casual Elegance. All products received were given for that purpose. All opinions are 100% mine.