Get Crafty! Gold Polka Dot and Kraft Paper Table Runner
Hi Friends! When planning out Friendsgiving, I wanted to keep costs down since I'd be splurging in other areas like food and dinnerware. I also knew that anything I bought could be used for any season or occasion, so no Thanksgiving colored table cloths and decorations. I have a very little storage in my little home, so it didn't make sense to have holiday or seasonal specific decor and no place to store it.
I had the perfect vision in my head. Find a slightly shimmery tablecloth in a neutral color and throw some decorated kraft paper on top. Yep!
I started by rolling out the paper down the entire length of my table. I made sure to leave a few inches hanging over each end so I could have a "tail" at the ends. I then cut the paper in half lengthwise.
I then measured the midpoint of the end of my paper about 5 inches up, and then drew a line from the midpoint to each end. Cut out the triangle and then you have a "tail!"
Once the ends were cut all I did was just freestyle paint polka dots up the entire length of the table runner. You can really do anything here: stripes, chevron, smaller dots, the world is your oyster. Hey, you could draw oysters!
At first I was disappointed that the dots didn't stand out so much, but in the end I liked the subtle contrast against the kraft paper. It all blended in very well.
The only other prep I did was weigh down the paper so it would stay flat as well as clip some coins to the end of the tails so they do not curl. Otherwise, the table looked great with everything set up.
I absolutely love it! Clearly, if it gets dirty then you can't use it again but guess what? You still have another unused half to decorate and use. You could also do the same thing with some fabric or burlap and spot clean.
Kraft paper is one of my favorite things to work with. It's like a blank canvas. Have you made any kraft paper projects?
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