Vintage Home Decor

DIY Drop Cloth Table Runner

It is already October and the holiday season is fast approaching!

Decorating for every season is a cozy way of celebrating or acknowledging each holiday throughout the year, but holiday decor isn’t always a high priority in terms of budget. That’s why I suggest this simple and affordable DIY table runner that can be used in a couple of different places, and for various holidays. Besides that, it is so much fun to create some of your own home decor elements.

I am going to show you how to make this simple no-sew dropcloth table runner that is sure to get some attention from your guests this coming Holiday season. If you feel like you are not very crafty, don’t worry, this is a very easy project – then, when someone one compliments how great it looks you can proudly say “I made that.”  Let’s get started!

Here is what you will need:
A dropcloth {I got mine from Lowes}
A paint brush
A roll of painters tape
A pair of scissors
A roll of iron-on adhesive {I used Heat n Bond that I got at Walmart}

Lastly, you will need your choice of paint in whatever color you would like. I used a sample size Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in the color Typewriter which you can find here in our shop.

Now that you’re finished making your very own DIY table runner, you can also iron the runner again after you have painted it. Just make sure you flip it over and iron on the back and not over the paint.

Remember how I mentioned earlier that this runner could be used in a couple of different places and a couple of different holidays? Depending on the color you chose for your piece, this table runner can work for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and possibly even Easter. Since I chose black, this runner can stick around for Halloween decorating too.

I used my table runner on a dresser in our Entryway. That’s right table runners do not just have to be used on dining room tables. You can also try using it on your coffee table or TV Credenza!

I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial. We would love to hear what you think of it in the comments below. Also, let me know what creative way you came up with to use your runner or the color you chose to paint it. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time!




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