Company coming over? Need some last minute table decorations that won’t break the bank? This Homemade tablecloth made from a painter’s drop cloth and a stencil is just what your pocketbook ordered. It’s easy, inexpensive and took just under an hour to complete.
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Homemade Tablecloth Supplies:
- Painter’s drop cloth (I bought this 4′ x 12′ runner and cut it down for an 8′ table)
- Grand Peacock Feather Stencil or any other stencil from Royal Design Studio
- Textile Medium (if planning to wash and reuse)
- Stencil brush
- Stencil Adhesive
- Acrylic paints in assorted colors (I used Rust Red, Terra Cotta, Morrocan Brown, Brown, Calypso Blue and Antique Gold)
Homemade Tablecloth Instructions:
1) Begin by laying the drop cloth out on the floor and cutting it to 9′ in length. (My table is 7′ long and I wanted 1′ of extra material on each end). It was already 4′ wide so I just simply cut the hem off so that I could fray all of the edges. If you want your Table decorations to be a little more refined, by all means hem it but you all know…I DON’T SEW. lol
2) Iron out all of the wrinkles. Finding my iron was definitely the most difficult part of this Homemade Tablecloth project. Not only do I not sew; I don’t iron either. lol
3) Lay your stencil face down on an old table cloth or drop cloth and spray it with repositionable spray adhesive. (Follow directions on can). Mine said let sit for 15-30 seconds before laying stencil on surface.
4) Position stencil on the drop cloth in the desired location. Keep in mind where you will be placing plates, serving dishes, and centerpieces when stenciling your tablecloth.
5) Begin adding your colors, one by one with your stencil brushes. I started with the darkest color and worked my way to the lightest color. Remember, when making this homemade tablecloth, there is no right or wrong. Make it your own masterpiece.
Once you have all of your the colors on your homemade tablecloth, simply remove the stencil and repeat steps 3-5 until you have achieved your desired look.
Voila…here it is finished. I am so happy with it. I let it dry for a couple of hours and then began to layer my table decorations.
I painted this tablecloth for fall but this project is perfect for birthdays, graduations, weddings or any occasion where you want your table decorations personalized.
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