Valentine’s Day DIY Dinner Tablescape


Valentine’s Day should be a special day, whether you are single or taken and whether you go out or stay in. Personally, Eric and I aren’t the biggest V-Day celebrators. We don’t enjoy the set menu and the huge crowds at restaurants. We prefer to have a nice, casual yet special night in. To make it a little different from most nights, I thought I would whip up a little dinner tablescape that is romantic and fun yet simple.

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The basis of this tablescape is the chalkboard table runner. It is so simple to make in these two easy steps.

1. I decided to use four sheets of chalkboard scrapbook paper (yes they have this – isn’t that awesome!?). I laid them out on the table to the length I wanted and then just taped them together on the backside.

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2. After the runner was together, I made sure to season the chalk paper so our love notes weren’t permanently on there (although that would be adorable). All I had to do was rub a piece of chalk across it and then wipe it off. The table runner was now complete and ready for words.

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Before I chalked up my runner with flowerful words I needed to put the wine glass, cupcake, and candle centerpiece together. To do this I used:

  • 4 wine glasses (use what you have or buy them at the dollar store)
  • 4 small pillar candles
  • A bunch red roses (real or fake)
  • Valentine’s Day cupcakes (Tip: Buy these at the end of the day when the bakery marks down all their fresh baked goods from that day. I got mine 50% off and they were still fresh and delicious.)
  • Glitter tape
  • Valentine’s Day ribbon
  • Decorative hearts

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First, I placed the wine glasses upside down on the chalk table runner. I decided to use two different sizes to give a slightly stacked look.

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Next, place a cupcake or flower under each wine glass. I chose to do every other. My flowers were fake so I was able to wind them up a little to make them sit up in the glass.

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Finally, place the candle on top of the upside down wine glass. I decorated mine with glitter tape and ribbon (just taped around it) to make it more festive.

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Since I had leftover cupcakes and roses, I strew them around the runner as well.

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As a finishing touch I wrote sweet little  love messages all over the runner.

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Now light those candles and enjoy a delightful date night in!

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ValentineWhat are you Valentine’s Day plans? Any projects up your sleeve for this day of love?

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  • Very cute! We’re not big on the overpriced-dinners-out thing on Valentine’s, either, but always struggle to come up with ways to still make the day special without going out. It’s an ongoing project, but I think I’m going to aim for a special menu this year. It’s our first married Valentine’s — must do something! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • I love the special menu idea! How cute! Congrats on it being your first V-Day married! You should make a menu that you can keep and remember the day by.ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet 😉 Valentine’s Day table Megan! I love the cuppies under the wine glasses and the craft paper runner! So pinning that cuteness!
    cheersReplyCancel

    • Thank you Therese! I was so happy to find the chalk board scrap book paper to make the runner!ReplyCancel

  • Totally adorable Valentines Tablescape. I LOVE it!

    NancyReplyCancel

  • We aren’t big on celebrating Valentine’s Day by going out, either. A quiet dinner at home is definitely more my speed.

    I love this beautiful table setting! You are clever to use chalkboard scrapbook paper to create a runner. I didn’t know that product existed.

    Those cupcakes look so good! We love to peruse the “on sale” bakery section at Kroger.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you Paula! I recently discovered the chalkboard scrapbook paper myself. I’m a huge fan now! And the cupcakes were delicious…ReplyCancel

  • How cute! Saw this on remodelholic’s facebook page. I did the same idea for my wedding centerpieces! (roses underneath, candle on top). They were STUNNING. Definitely a great go-to centerpiece that can be changed with the seasons.
    Thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

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