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!
In our Christmas Home Tour, I had the table set, but here’s how it looks on a normal basis in our house:
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:
- Black Canvas Duck Cloth (I used a piece that I had left over from our Christmas Tree Wall Hanging)
- White Craft Paint
- Small Paint brush
- Sewing machine or hem tape and iron
- Painters tape (optional)
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
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):
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.
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).
It’s a bit busy, but I love the black and white look of it. And we love ‘Happy Christmas’ …
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:
In the Home Tour, you can see the table set up fully:
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.
Festive, modern, …. and relatively simple:
And, again, … if you missed it Friday, you can check out our full Christmas Home Tour HERE:
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!