Nov 13, 2012

Fall Table Runner DIY

I don't get super-into decorating for holidays because I don't like spending a lot of money. I also don't like clutter, so I think that probably plays into it as well. But when I can do something festive that is cheap, or even better - free, then I am all for it!

Last year I showed you some of my "fall decor," which was basically a bunch of plastic pumpkins I had purchased at Hobby Lobby for 75% off (I think each pumpkin was between 25 and 75 cents). I did pretty much the same thing this year - just scattering the little pumpkins all over the house. But last night I kind of went crazy and decided I wanted something more (it was a dramatic enough moment that it called for italics). So I made a fall table runner. Here it is:


It was so easy, it doesn't really need an explanation, but I'll give you one anyway :)

Supplies Needed:
  • Dropcloth
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (optional - you could hand-stitch or leave the runner with a raw edge)
  • Stencil paper (or anything you can use to make a stencil)
  • Acrylic paint

Directions
Basically, you just cut and sew the drop-cloth into the size you want your table runner to be. I used a bright orange thread to sew the edges because I thought it would be fun for the paint and leaves to match.

Draw a leaf on your stencil paper then cut it out out - I can't draw and I am really messy painter, so I went with as simple of a design as possible.


Paint the leaves onto your runner any way you like. I think it would look cute for the whole runner to be covered with leaves, but as mentioned, I am a sloppy painter and my husband sweetly suggested that I stop while it still looked good :)






Simple, yes? And it didn't cost me a penny since I had all the supplies on hand. Anyone else throwing in some last minute fall decorating since it's basically Christmas season next week?
fall decoration

6 comments:

  1. We're hosting Thanksgiving, so I'm trying to hold onto Fall as much as I can, but all the people who already have Christmas lights up are not helping!

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  2. So pretty. Love the color of your chairs. Did you paint them too?

    ~FringeGirl

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    1. Thanks, FringeGirl!

      I did paint the chairs! You can check out the before and after in this post:


      Chair Makeover

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  3. This is such a sweet DIY. I really like the orange contrast stitching. And... eeps!! I need to start on my holiday decorating. Christmas is so soon!

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    1. Thanks, Erica! I know - I seriously can't believe it's time to start thinking about Christmas decorating!!

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  4. OMG How gorgeous this is. You did such an awesome job DIY-ing your pumpkins and I love that table runner, too. I can always find such great home inspirations from your blog, Ash. =)

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