Simple Holiday Table Runner
Adding a runner to a table top or dresser top is perhaps one of the easiest ways to decorate a space. Today we’re going to show you how to create a simple holiday table runner for your home.
We love to start with these plain, 100% cotton canvas runners. They’re hemmed, ready to go, and come in three sizes. Just the way we like it, quick and simple! Canvas is also durable and easy to clean. You can spot clean your finished runner, or throw in a cold wash and line dry. We always suggest line drying, unless you know it’s been preshrunk.
The next step is to choose a stencil. It’s easy to create a winter or holiday look by the colors, so don’t get too hung up on the stencil choice. Here are a few that we’ve used and had great success with:
You can chose various layouts for your stencils, too. Create a border, have one line going down the middle, or use portions of the stencil to create your own customized pattern.
Now for the fun part, color choices!
For a more earthy green, mix Olive and Amsterdam Green in equal parts. To make a more traditional red, mix Primer Red and Emperor’s Silk in equal parts.
Now you just place your stencil where you want it, secure it with a little painter’s tape, and go to town! We did a few the other day, what do you think?
Need a refresher on stenciling on fabric? Check out our tutorial here.