Entry #3018, November 15, 2013
If you are in the process of planning a table setting for your thanksgiving dinner, then a beautiful table runner will add interest and value to your Thanksgiving table setting. Even better is a table runner, handmade at home, that will add an edge to the decor.
3 Creative DIY Thanksgiving Table Runner Ideas
Here are three easy ideas to create your own table runner this thanksgiving:
1. Book page runner
Old book pages that have yellowed over the years can add a rustic touch to your table décor. Look for an old book in your bookshelf that you no longer refer to or get in touch with your local library for old books that they might be giving away.
Measure your table for size and calculate the number of pages required. Carefully cut out the pages. Preferably use the pages from the middle of a chapter so that the pages are full and do not have blank spaces. Arrange the pages on a table so that the edges are barely touching. Use packing tape to attach the pages together. Finally, use decorative punch hole to create a design all around.
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2. Burlap runner
Burlap is a beautiful, versatile fabric that can be used in both a casual and a formal setting. Simple burlap fabric can be used creatively as a table runner in a matter of minutes. The warm color of the burlap fabric works well with both traditional and contemporary thanksgiving décor.
Cut the fabric into desired length according to the size of your table. Gather the fabric together a few inches above the end and simply tie a twine of jute or ribbon and the runner is ready for use. You can also tie burlap sashes to the dining chairs for an extra decorative punch.
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3. Pinwheel runner
Add color to your table setting by crafting a runner out of scrapbook or craft paper.
Start by selecting 3 to 4 colored paper sheets and cut these into different sized rectangles with varying widths. Fold these evenly in a fan fold like an accordion. Snip the edges with a scissor to make a pattern.
Open the fan and stick the two ends together such that it looks like a circular disc. Use decorative punch hole to create a design along the edge. Stick different sized discs together to form a table runner.
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These handmade table runners can be easily made on a budget. Make your runner the focal point of the table by decorating with elements like paper and tissue flowers, jute chargers and dry flowers that complement the vintage and rustic look of these ideas.
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