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Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner (and Christmas Table Setting Idea)

December 6, 2015
DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

I’m back with more Christmas today!  In our Christmas Home Tour that I shared Friday, I mentioned that I was planning to share a quick tutorial on our Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner.  Well … here you have it!  It’s super simple (and barely requires a ‘tutorial’), and can even be done no-sew!  Also exciting today … this post is part of a ‘Home For Christmas’ bloghop put on by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com.  What does that mean, you ask?  Well … at the end of this post are A TON of other great ideas and projects linked up by some very talented bloggers.  You may just need to pour another cup of coffee (or hot cocoa) and browse for a while.  Lots of inspiration for a Monday!

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

In our Christmas Home Tour, I had the table set, but here’s how it looks on a normal basis in our house:

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

A couple painted mason jars filled with sprigs of boxwood and tied with a black and white gingham ribbon, some birch trees that I purchased this year at Bachman’s, reindeer moss for a pop of bright green, and some candles in small mason jars with faux snow on top of this black and white table runner give our table the modern, but festive look we’re going for this year.

And the table runner is SO simple to make.  Here’s what you’ll need:

SUPPLIES:

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The FridgeDIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

 

PROCESS:

Step 1:  Cut the duck cloth roughly 20″ wide x the length of your table.

Step 2:  Hem the edges of your table runner.  If you have a sewing machine, simply fold the edges over ~1/2″ on all sides, iron, and sew the hem down.  If you don’t have a sewing machine (or simply prefer NOT to sew), you can easily use hem tape.  Simply fold over the edges ~3/4″-1″ on all sides and iron.  Next, place hem tape inside fold and iron as directed on package to create your hem

DIY Black and White Christmas Tree Wall Hanging | View From The Fridge

Step 3:  To have approximately even spacing, I used the yardstick to help.  I marked every 3″ with a piece of painters tape on either side of the table runner (you can see it took me a couple of lines to figure out this trick):

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

Step 4:  With my tape pieces in place, I simply place the yardstick on each piece of tape and painted on my words roughly above that ‘line’.  As you can see, my words and ‘writing’ are far from exact and perfect, but I think that’s what makes the table runner fun and unique.

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

Step 5:  Keep ‘writing’ until you run out of space and really, that’s all there is to it (oh, well besides letting it dry a bit before adding stuff on top of it).  That’s it! (I told you that I really didn’t need a ‘tutorial’ for this runner).

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

It’s a bit busy, but I love the black and white look of it.  And we love ‘Happy Christmas’ …

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

 

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

I picked up these ‘merry & bright’ ornaments from Target earlier this season.  I didn’t quite know what my plan was for them at that time, but I found them a home on my birch cone trees:

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

In the Home Tour, you can see the table set up fully:

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

We used grasscloth placemats (pieces of old wallpaper cut to size), with more faux birch on top, and black and white striped napkins.  And more ornaments for Target … those mini green wreaths add some color atop the napkins on each plate.

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Festive, modern, …. and relatively simple:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

DIY Black and White Christmas Song Lyric Table Runner | View From The Fridge

And, again, … if you missed it Friday, you can check out our full Christmas Home Tour HERE:

Black, White, and Green Modern Christmas Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Like I mentioned above … for even more fun and Christmas inspiration, check out the other fabulous ideas on this bloghop (see links below).  Sponsored by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com, there are a TON of creative ideas for some very talented ladies linked up below.  Happy browsing!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Holly December 7, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Hi Katie – Visiting as a fellow participant from the #HomeForChristmas blog tour. I knew this was yours the second I saw it! The table runner is gorgeous and your white, black, green is such an unexpected elegance! Pure love!!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hugs, Holly
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  • Reply Linda December 7, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Wow. This is gorgeous. You did a beautiful job!! Best wishes for Christmas, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  • Reply Funky Junk Interiors December 8, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    oh my goodness… your patience astounds me… this is unreal. The script against black is so striking! Seriously beautiful table!

  • Reply Heart December 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    What a pleasant way to decorate a Christmas table! This works so well for music lovers like me!

  • Reply Diane March 20, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I am totally amazed how your lettering turned out so great, was it easy to write the letter and did it do the line without kind of looking chucky and not even. I think you did a fantastic job. Saved lots of money doing. You know how to decorate because certain colors or theme are had to get Christmas into it. I personally have 5 themes and I rotate them per year and none have the same thing. Yes a tree, yes gifts, yes decorating but pretty much no two themes are the same. With that said, I add gift boxes say to my Ocean theme, beaded garland to hang the fish. ETC. you can find my themes here. https://www.pinterest.com/kidosmom/ under my Christmas and the theme name.

  • Reply kimberly June 22, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Hi! I’m an editor for Remodelaholic.com and am writing to request permission to use one of your photos from your table runner tutorial in an upcoming post. We would like to feature this in a round up and would include a backlink and clear credit to you.

    Additionally, we routinely publish round-up style posts on our site and if you’re willing to allow us to use one photo from other posts you’ve done, we would love to add you to our directory of sites to feature. As a bonus, your site would then be on our radar for possible Facebook shares as well.

    Please let me know if this would work for you. Thanks for your consideration!
    Kimberly

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