Monday, March 15, 2010

12 Months 1 Table Runner

I enjoy decorating for all the holidays, even the little ones:) My dining room is the first thing that people can see when they walk into my house, so I love having a decorative table runner, but those things can get expensive, so I came up with a year round table runner that you can change for each holiday. Here it is in action for St. Patty's Day!

This was not only SUPER easy, but also very inexpensive to make! Here's what I did! I bought two large poster boards, 3 yards of white fabric ($2.99/yd plus they were having a 30% off sale - I LOVE SALES!!), sew on velcro, and different holiday colored ribbons and fabrics. I decided on the design that I wanted for each holiday (hearts for Valentine's Day, clovers for St. Patty's, etc) and printed the shapes out from our computer.

For the actual tablerunner, I measured out how long I wanted it, folded the fabric in half and cut it out. I then hemmed the edges and sewed a strip of velcro down the center of the runner. I also sewed some velcro at either end of the runner horizontally to attach the holiday designs.

To make each holiday design, I cut out the image from the computer, traced it on the poster board, cut it out and then using my hot glue gun, I glued the different fabric on each shape. I finished with some decorative trim and then glued a piece of velcro on the back.

I took the cordinating ribbon and sewed on a long piece of velcro so that I could attach it to the center of the tablerunner. And, WAH-LAH, that's it!! So simple and fun! The possibilities to this project are endless!! I love it! Here are the holiday designs that I've completed so far. I'll post more as I get them completed.

Valentine's Day! If you look closely, you can see some of the velcro at the bottom of the hearts, but I don't think will ever show unless people get right up on it, so don't stress over it (I did at first, and decided it was gonna be ok).

St. Patty's Day!


That's all I have now, but I'll be working on it the rest of the year:)! I highly recommend getting creative with this project, and if you do, please send me pics! I'd LOVE to see what all you EXTREMELY TALENTED ladies out there can do it!

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  1. I love it! And how fun that you can change it out for all of the holidays!! That is my kind of table runner!!

  2. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is so clever! I definitely need to make something similar...

  4. What a darling idea! I'd love to share a link to this tutorial on on March 19!

  5. Thanks! I would be honored and can't wait to see if on March 19th!! Thanks!

  6. Aren't you smart? That is adorable!