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Video: Christmas Table Runner To Make Yourself - Tutorial For Beginners
Salt dough garlands, DIY Advent calendars, pine cone snowmen, pasta tree ornaments, the original DIY ideas for the holiday season are endless! Today, by continuing this formidable creative trend, we are offering you an activity that is not very complex which nevertheless gives a truly impressive result: the Christmas table runner to make yourself! We promise you that you will have a lot of fun DIY and finally you will have a tablecloth unique in the world!
Christmas table runner to make yourself
A DIY Christmas table runner can seem like something very complex. But we assure you it is not! Of course, this largely depends on the skills of the handyman himself and that is why, in the current tutorial, you will notice two variations of each step - one for beginners and one for the more experienced. So let's roll up our sleeves and get down to business!
The necessary equipment
For the specific model shown in the photos you will need:
- white prefabricated table runner / canvas in dimensions to suit the table you want to decorate
- special textile paint (in green, red and silver or other colors of your choice)
- Christmas ink pad (s) *
- embroidery threads in colors to match the paint
- pair of scissors
- small piece of cardboard
- sewing needle
* if you do not have Christmas ink pads, please prepare a potato and a retractable knife, you will understand why in the following paragraphs
The right preparations are essential for success
Obviously, the first step in our tutorial is to prepare the canvas. If you've decided to use a blank, ready-made table runner, there's not much you need to do at this point. It is the ideal variant for novices who do not like overly complex projects. If, on the other hand, you only have a randomly sized piece of fabric, you need to adapt them to your table top. Of course, a table runner is both longer and narrower than the piece of furniture it covers. So plan a good advance of 30 to 40 centimeters on each side with regard to the length. Its width also depends on the width of the table top, but a runner between 30 and 55 cm is normally fine. Don't forget to finish the borders with a stitch of your choice.
Do-it-yourself Christmas table runner: it's time to stamp
Second step inexperienced level: ink your stamps well using fabric paint in green, red, silver, gold etc. and start dabbing on your tablecloth! You can either do it at a glance for a more artistic (and simpler) design, or accurately measure and mark the placement of each of your footprints to produce a perfectly symmetrical and meticulous model.
As we have already mentioned, who does not have Christmas themed stamps will not be deadlocked at this stage. Take a potato, cut it in half crosswise and carve its inside using a utility knife to get a tree or other desired festive pattern. Thus, you will have a unique and almost free potato stamp! It's a perfectly adequate project for the more seasoned among you, isn't it?
How to make your own tassel pom poms
Then it's time to make the tassel pom poms! Of course, the use of prefabricated pom poms will make our work even easier, but above all we aim at the creative process and not only to get a Christmas table runner to make yourself as such, is not- not? So follow the photo tutorial above and use this technique to make your own beautiful tassel pompoms!
Once all the pompoms have been made, it's time to attach them to each of the two hanging sides of our future tablecloth. Sew them along the edge, using a bit of thread the same color as the tassel, trying to arrange them at equal distances. By the way, these ornaments hanging from the ends of your table runner will also act as ballast and will not allow it to move unintentionally all the time.
Here is an unparalleled festive tablecloth that costs money
That's it! As promised at the start, you have a downright admirable table runner that is perfectly suited to personalize your party dining room, and it's only a few simple steps anyone can follow without a hitch! Without even specifying that the basic material is extremely inexpensive which is another important advantage to consider.
Tassels with a double function: decoration and ballast
Choose the other elements of the decoration in the same colors
Source used: prettylifegirls.com