Budget Friendly Table Tip

PBG_bird_decorYou’ll never guess where we found this darling table decor project! DollarTree. That’s right, the store where everything is $1. Turns out they have a website full of decor ideas. Go to DollarTree.com, then navigate to Party Supplies/Wedding Ideas. You’ll arrive on a page full project plans. If you see something you like, you can download free instructions that include a supply list, step-by-step directions, and any templates you need.

Many of these projects can be easily adapted for use in senior living communities and coordinating them to your dining room is as easy as choosing the color of materials you need. For instance, here’s the same bird project pictured above in white with a taller pedestal:


About Cindy Heilman

Cindy is the founder and owner of Kind Dining®, which she began in 2006. She’s traveled across the country and Canada working with and training senior living communities that want to create an exceptional dining experience for their residents and staff. In addition, she certifies select professionals in her Kind Dining® philosophy and provides tools, now in an eLearning format, that make learning stick and help people put insights into action. As a result of her work, clients often share their staff has a new sense of purpose, get along better and keep their focus and energy on what matters most. In fact, she wrote a book, Hospitality for Boomers on how to attract residents and keep good team members. In her free time, she enjoys walking Oregon trails and cheering on her favorite soccer teams, the Portland Thorns and Timbers.

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