Not to be the barer of alarming news, but… Thanksgiving is next week. NEXT WEEK! Where did THAT come from?! And yes… I’m pretty sure I’ve started a post like this EXACTLY the same way last year and maybe even the year before. I’ve been hustling to finish my shed (thanks so so SO much for ALL your sweet and wonderful comments… I’m still pinching myself a bit that it’s right outside my door), and I ‘m hoping to photograph a few more updates I made to the kids’ bathroom tomorrow. But today, I’m sharing one of my favorite, easiest projects to jazz up a table: this 30-minute colorful felt table runner!
Colorful 30-Minute Table Runner
Decide how long you want your table runner. I kept mine to the length of the drop cloth so I didn’t have to ‘hem’ the short ends. Measure and cut. I also made sure to use one long edge of the drop cloth so… you guessed it… I didn’t have to hem. (Full materials list with affiliate links at the end of the post.)
Using your hot glue gun, fold over the one cut edge. Hemming for the lazy girl if you will…
I measured the length of the runner and determined that three-inch scallops would fit evenly. Wanna know what’s 3 inches wide? This roll of packing tape. Bingo.
Trace and cut circles out of felt. Lots of circles. Then, cut each circle in half.
Glue the semi circles underneath the drop cloth along the hem line.
This is the point where I had planned gold and typography and THINGS to jazz up the runner, but in a rare case of restraint… I took a look and decided that the vibrant felt edge was the only thing that this simple autumnal table runner needed.
Is there anything better than a simple inexpensive DIY project that is SO pretty?!
(Affiliate links included for you convenience.)
• Canvas Painters Drop cloth (I bought the 6-by-9 foot on from Home Depot, but used a ton of it for another project and I STILL have some leftover)
• Colorful felt (I cut out roughly 60 circles and again… lots leftover)
• Fabric Scissors
• Hot Glue Gun
See how I made that vintage-y bread bowl here.