Grab your green and gold and come see how to style a simple botanical Saint Patty’s Day tablescape. Easy ideas to celebrate the luck of the Irish!

Did you see our Galentine’s Day Brunch Tablescape last month?

Since we are missing entertaining our friends and family we’ve teamed up with 4 other amazing bloggers to share different tablescape ideas & recipes.

Each month will be a new and exciting theme for our tables that we’ll share on a Thursday. So you will have so many beautiful ideas to style your dining space.

And then we’ll share our virtual supper club recipes on Saturday. They will include everything you need to throw an amazing get-together…drinks, appetizers, side dishes, main entrees, and desserts!

Sounds like fun, right!?

We think so!

two woman standing with hands up in dining room in front of table to left and china hutch to right area rug on hardwood floors under table chandilier hanging from ceiling over table

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So let’s talk about this month’s virtual dinner theme…Saint Patrick’s Day!

How to Create a Saint Patty’s Day Centerpiece

dining room table hanging chandiler over table set for st. patricks day with windows across back wall of room

Honestly, I’ve never decorated for Saint Patrick’s Day before but creating this tablescape was so much fun!

I shopped my home and didn’t spend a dime to create this simple botanical centerpiece for Saint Patty’s Day.

Although full disclosure… I did grab a few extra plants from Anne’s house.

It’s good to have a blog partner across the street to share home decor pieces with!

small buckets lined in row down middle of the table with faux plants in each small votive candles around buckets

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I decided to go with a green and gold color scheme for the centerpiece because it’s a Saint Patty’s Day tablescape after all.

The first layer of the centerpiece was two square pieces of green burlap that Anne had leftover from a previous project.

I just layed them in the middle of the table overlapping on a diagonal then started to build the tablescape.

The small gold buckets were left over from Emma’s 16th birthday party and they were perfect to use in my tablescape filled with small faux plants.

Both Anne and I have several of these budget-friendly faux plants from Ikea.

If you don’t have an Ikea near you don’t worry…I’ve shared an alternative… just click the photo under Shop the Post above.

dining room table with 6 chairs on area rug with chandilier over table and open china cabinet against wall behind table

I didn’t have enough of the same plants so I borrowed a few of Anne’s to have some symmetry with 3 of one type of plant and 2 of another style.

I always like to decorate in odd numbers so using 5 plants lined up down the table works for that rule.

And to give the centerpiece just a little bit of height I used 2 wood risers to lift up 2 of the faux plants.

close up of small glass votive candle holders in front of bucket with faux plant and string of wood prayer beads laying next to them on table

Adding small glass votives around the tablescape gives a pretty glow to the table with the reflection of the gold buckets.

And a few strings of wood beads between the plants adds some visual interest.

What to Use for a Saint Patty’s Day Placesetting

tablesetting with wicker charger white plates and napkins stacked with a wood shamrock on top

To create the place settings for my Saint Patrick’s Day tablescape I shopped my home again. But this time I did spend $10 on those cute little shamrocks!

Not a bad investment for 6 shamrocks if I do say so myself.

I started building each place setting with my seagrass table chargers.

These are such a good versatile starting point for most table settings.

And they’re so neutral they can be used any time of the year for different themes.

Next I stacked my every day white dinner plates and in between I layered two different napkins.

The black and white plaid napkins pop against white plates and you’ll never guess what those white napkins actually are.

tablesetting with wicker charger white plates and napkins stacked with a wood shamrock on top

Are you ready for it…they’re shop rags!

Yup can you believe it?

The thin material is a perfect drapey look on top of the second smaller plate.

Plus they are really cheap! Umm I mean budget-friendly!

And on top of the place setting was the adorable wood shamrocks I found at Hobby Lobby.

double chocolate irish cheesecake cup in mason jar sitting on wood shamrock on table

The little wood shamrock is the cutest holder for our delicious dessert for your Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.

Don’t forget to come back on Saturday to get the recipe.

It’s so yummy I just may have had one for lunch today!

faux plants in buckets in middle of the table with table settings with plates and drinking glasses

A mix of glassware adds a casual feel to the Saint Patty’s Day tablescape.

Aren’t those glasses with the gold polka dots great?

I bought them a few years ago for a New Year’s Eve party. So much fun!

Spring Color to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

china cabinet against wall with glass doors open displaying three shelves of china closed cabinets below and dining table in front of china hutch

I had to include my china cabinet when I was styling the Saint Patty’s Day tablescape.

Adding to the botanical vibe I included a few moss spheres and a couple more of those amazing faux plants to the shelves.

dining table set with St. Patty's Day tablescape. Faux fiddle leaf plant to left side of room. chandilier over middle of table

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Although it’s hard to see…on my buffet table I arranged my long wood tray with Anne’s gold candlesticks and another faux plant.

Bringing all the greenery into the dining room for my Saint Patrick’s Day tablescape gives me all the spring feels.

I could just put away the shamrocks and this tablescape would be perfect throughout the spring season!

More Table Inspiration

Our Saint Patrick’s Day Tablescape tour continues with our good friend Michele, Vintage Home Designs.

You’re gonna love her pretty table ideas!

And don’t miss these other fun tables.

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11 Comments on How to Style a Simple Botanical Saint Patty’s Day Tablescape

  1. love that you used shop rags! I have a friend who uses drop cloths for curtains and table cloths and they always look beautiful. I couldn’t wait to tell her about the shop rags! Beautiful table!!

    • Thanks so much, Beverly! We definitely love finding inexpensive things and using them in new ways! I’ve actually just put up drop cloth curtains in my family room and AnnMarie is looking for the right color to do the same thing in hers. Nothing like all new curtains for two windows for less than $40 total!

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