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Tablescape DIY Challenge

December 10, 2014

Today’s the reveal of a crafty competition where East (Toronto) challenges West (Calgary) to an unconventional Home Depot DIY Holiday Tablescape showdown!

The challenge:

Shop the aisles of Home Depot in search of transformational hardware supplies that can be be re-purposed into a festive and delicate holiday tablescape.


Over the last two days we’ve we teased you with a few of our DIY projects that will adorn the table, and today: The Final Looks!

First Up…

Mr. Fab’s WEST look


Transforming rough and raw wooden stakes into tiny houses, I created an quaint village down the centre of my table. I used metallic and glittery spray paints to help the table sparkle.


To continue the reflective theme, I used 12 x 12 mirror squares for chargers underneath my simplistic white plates and finished off the base by adding a dual layer table runner, crafted from shelf liner.

Then it was time to add the perfect tea light holders.


Using a product found on the bottom shelf of the Home Depot aisles, I re-purposed these ‘Leaf Strainer with Outlets’ into a delicately caged wire candle holder.


Finishing my the look off with my self painted napkin rings, which were former plumbing couplets, a few mini live cedar trees and holiday bells, and my festive tablescape was complete!

I hope you enjoy its creative modern look as much as I do.

AND now for:

M. Fab’s EAST look

I absolutely loved the Home Depot Christmas Challenge and think you’ll like my final tablescape.


Now, here’s what I did to make it all come together.

Incorporating my DIYs with the lovely Home Depot Christmas collection items, I ensured the adorable Nutcracker was prominent while being surrounded by my votives and place settings.

Using a red and green runner to anchor the table really helped tie everything together.

My fun and chic wooden chargers with gold-stenciled cutlery play nicely against the gold of the ornaments wrapped around my lighting fixture turned textured votive.


I highlighted the table with more pops of classic Christmas colour by using Home Depot Christmas ornaments in fun, creative ways.


But we want to know what YOU think.

Chime in and tell us which tablescape puts you in the holiday mood most.

Is it the tradition colors of the holidays or the shivery winter palate.

And feel free to leave us a comment below too, we’d love to know what your favourite holiday colours are!

We hope your December will be full of festive memories, friends, family and loved ones.

Mr & M. Fab



  1. Love the village idea as a centrepiece but the golden glow of those votives and the traditional reds, greens and golds won me over. East is the winner for me.

  2. West is a no brainer for me. That shade of blue has been my Christmas staple for over a decade. Its the only colour ornament on my white Christmas tree, its the colour of my wreath and my tree skirt. Its my “traditional” look.

Looking forward to reading your comments!