Friday, May 31, 2013

Patriotic Table Runner

Patriotic Table Runner

This is a very easy project you can accomplish in about an hour.  I spent a good amount of time looking for supplies, I don't have a set space for my crafts, they are all around the house!  So, even with that wasted time it was around an hour.


Drop cloth material was used for this project, you can also use burlap.  Cut it to your table's needs.  The final measurement for mine was 96" x 17",  I made it that long so I can even use it when adding one extra leaf to the table.

Using a sewing machine go all around the drop cloth making a double-turn hem.  Take advantage of the already hemmed sides on the drop cloth.  I only hemmed two sides.



For painting the stripes, I was inspired by this PB burlap hanging flag.

Pottery Barn

Use painter's tape to create the lines.  It doesn't have to be perfect, you can totally eye-ball those lines.



Once the tape is in place you can begin painting the stripes.



Yes, Sharpies ARE allowed if you're running out of fabric paint! :)  It goes even faster!



When the painting is finished you can remove the tape, let the paint dry and your table runner is done.



Ready to take center stage on the table.



Some more red, white and blue accessories...



And it's time to celebrate!



Easy, right?

The metal bucket was one the few things I got at Luckett's Spring Market, it was $10.




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39 comments:

Megan Vaughn said...

Looks so beautiful, Cristina! I saw that PB flag and thought that would be something fun to make. :) Your accessories are so pretty as always as well. Enjoy this weekend...it goes from 65 to 90 in a week. So crazy!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Cristina, I love your table runner! Such an easy project, and it's perfect for those lazy days of summer. You captured the PB look perfectly. I wouldn't have thought to use sharpies, but I'm glad to know they work! Have a great day!

Debbie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Love it Christina! I'm seeing a 4th of July theme going on here ...

:) Linda

littleboatiris said...

Hmmm - we have some old cotton curtains that I've been tearing up for plant ties - they would be a perfect material for this! I see a table runner for our patio in the works!

Ronda Batchelor said...

Cute! That's a great idea to use a drop cloth.

pablaencasa said...

Cute and easy thanks for sharing!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love how you used a sharpie! I would never have thought to do that. I just recently found out about how useful drop cloths can be, so I love that you used one for this table runner! So cute!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is gorgeous! It would be perfect for July 4th. Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party?

Chrissy + Nate said...

Cute!!! A great touch to celebrate our country! Thank you for sharing: visiting from TT&J!

Chrissy
www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

Maureen said...

Love the table runner! I just may do one for Canada Day.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I absolutely LOVE it, Cristina- Great job and wonderful tutorial. I finally got a computer up and running so I can visit again- yay!!! xo Diana

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Fabulous!! I loved the washed out effect of it!
Krista

Angela Betlewicz said...

This is great! You did an exellent job! Angela @ HickoryTrail

Deanna Ritz said...

I love love love your table runner!! I am make one if thats ok with you. I'm your newest follower through gfc. I'd love for you to visit my blog @ gloriouslymade.blogspot.com. have a great day!!

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

I love it Cristina! It's perfect and just the right price!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Came over form Monday Funday Linky Party...this is awesome. Pining it to my Fourth of July board on Pinterest. I wish I could sew, but this gives me some really good ideas and like you said, I could use the one side that is already finished and then I'd ave less to hand sew. Have a great week!
Karen

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love it! Always a treat to see your creations...so clever and pretty!
Thanks sooo much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

I love this project! I think I need to get on this drop cloth band wagon. It seems to have so many uses! Your runner turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing the Sharpie tip too. Have a great week!
Blessings,
Nici

Christine Graves said...

Love it, the faded look really is one of my favorites on DIY projects. Good job!

Ann Krucek said...

Very cute!! love the whole vignette!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love it! Might have to make one ;o)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

A really cute and simple project. I am wondering what kind of paint you used? :) (Not to worry, my crafts are all over the house too!:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your runner turned out cute! Love the use of a Sharpie:@)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

turned out beautifully

chateau chic said...

Your patriotic table setting and runner is so festive!! Love your creativity.
Mary Alice

Shannon Fox said...

What a smartie to use a Sharpie. It sure looks CUTE!

Kim said...

Thanks for a great tip. Your table looks lovely!
xoxo,
Kim

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

I just love this, Christina! I'm going to make one for sure. I'm visiting today from Savvy Southern Style. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

Ashleys Dandelion Wishes said...

I love this project! Who doesn't need a cute patriotic table runner! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I'm also pinning this :)

Anu Varma said...

So so pretty!! I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian Home on my blog. I would love for you to stop by :)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love it!

Botanic Bleu said...

What a great job on your patriotic runner!

Judith

bj said...

This is tooooo cute. Love everything you are showing here....and the red tray is awesome.
Over from Vin. Inspiration

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Yes, easy! Love it. Drop cloths at a Lowe's or Home depot??? I want to make this for our lake house. :)

Hop on over to my blog. Today is the last day of my 125.00 giveaway!

Cathy Compeau said...

I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs, Cathy

Art and Sand said...

I have made a couple of runners with stripes and even one with hearts for Valentine's Day - so easy, cute and fun for decorating. Love yours.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Great table runner. Love it. Karie

Amanda @ Marry Mint said...

Hi there! I just featured your tutorial on my 4th of July home decor round up post :) So thankful for creative people like you!
-Amanda
http://bit.ly/1v8yZsI

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