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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of you are getting your menu and shopping lists together or trying to get your houses ready for the holidays! Maybe you need a quick way to spruce up your Thanksgiving table? Well if so, I have you covered! Today I want to show you how you can take a basic table runner or tablecloth and make it more festive for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. You can personalize it to your color scheme or decor and the best part is it doesn’t take more than about an hour to make. Let’s see my easy Stenciled Thanksgiving Table Runner tutorial…
What you need…
First you will want to wash and dry your table runner and then iron it out. After it’s laundered, I selected my Fabric Creations paint in a few colors (Pirate’s Gold, Marine, Metallic Pure Gold, Deep Teal and Wine) and then chose this fun FolkArt stencil to stencil on the ends of the runner.
Fabric Creations is a super soft fabric ink that is the perfect formulation for stamping, stenciling and brushing on fabric. It’s all machine washable, water-based, and non-toxic. Fantasy Glitter from Fabric Creations will add shiny, dazzling detail to your all your favorite fashions! The multi-faceted glitter fabric paint shines brightly on both light and dark fabrics and dries to a soft touch. It is machine-washable after curing and heat-setting.
You will want to use a piece of tape to hold your stencil in place, then grab a plate and put your paint directly onto the plate. I dab a stenciling brush into the paint and then tap the brush a few times on the plate so that it’s not overly saturated with paint, then I get to stenciling. The nice thing about Fabric Creations paint vs. regular paint is that it does seem to be easier to stencil with, which is really great!
You want to gently stencil each letter and wash your brush between colors. I had some issues with the linen fabric shifting a bit, so be sure that the fabric is firmly in place before stenciling your next letters.
I ended up adding a row of polka dots up and down the edges of the runner for another fun decorative element, then I let dry for 24 hours and finished it up by ironing it all to seal the paint in place.
See?! Super easy Thanksgiving tutorial and just think you could do something similar for the upcoming Christmas holiday!
Check out what my fellow Plaid Creators came up with for Thanksgiving Table Decor this week: