30-Minute Felt Table Runner

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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!

diy no sew colorful felt table runner

Colorful 30-Minute Table Runner

Step 1

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.)

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diy no sew colorful felt table runner

Step 2

Using your hot glue gun, fold over the one cut edge. Hemming for the lazy girl if you will…

diy no sew colorful felt table runner

Step 3

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.

diy no sew colorful felt table runner

Step 4

Trace and cut circles out of felt. Lots of circles. Then, cut each circle in half.

diy no sew colorful felt table runner

diy no sew colorful felt table runner

Step 5

Glue the semi circles underneath the drop cloth along the hem line.

diy no sew colorful felt table runner

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.

diy no sew colorful felt table runner

diy no sew colorful felt table runner

Is there anything better than a simple inexpensive DIY project that is SO pretty?!

diy no sew colorful felt table runner


(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.

diy no sew colorful felt table runner


This table runner was so easy to make (no sewing!) and only took 30 minutes!

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  1. Hi Charlotte – long time reader here. I’m toying with the idea of using rag rugs from Ikea to make a slipcover for my ottoman (it doesn’t go with the new sofa :/) I remember you used them to cover your stairs in your old house (I think) would the rug survive if i cut it ? Does it matter if the cut is the long way or the short way?Thanks for your opinion!

    1. Hi Nancy! I LOVE that idea!!! I was able to use these rugs without really cutting, but the one hem I snipped did get a little messy. BUT…. do you have a sewing machine? I would sew a zig zag line to hold it in place, and then you could cut right on the opposite side of it! IF you don’t have as sewing machine, then maybe a local tailor could make a few lines for you to be safe! I would think, in theory, it would be easier to cut the width… just less scraps of fabric. Good luck!

      1. Thx Charlotte – I do have a sewing machine and my husband is actually the handier one with it – bobins are not my friend. I think I’ll give it a try – they’re cheap enough if I make a total disaster of it.