Why hello there! I’m Fotini from Farmhouse Chic Blog and I have the pleasure of hanging out here with you today! I stop by once a month to share a DIY project, that I hope you will love! I’ve been enjoying every bit of decorating for Fall this year. You can read more about my latest Fall centerpiece here!
Today I’m sharing a super simple, yet beautiful DIY no sew table runner! You won’t believe how simple this project is!!
I love using drop cloth for fabric around my house. You will find it in nearly every room! So, you may say I’m obsessed 😉 It’s a great alternative to expensive fabrics, it’s heavy duty and a great neutral! For this project I used scraps that I had left over from previous projects. I will be honest, I didn’t measure anything, I just went through my pieces of fabric and chose one that fit the part. I opted for a piece that measured nearly 5 feet in length and two small pieces for the ruffling. You’re also going to need scissors and a glue gun.
To begin, take your long piece of drop cloth and make sure the sides are even throughout the width of the entire length. The downside to drop cloth is that it frays terribly, but that won’t be a problem once you glue everything into place! Just make sure you cut off any pieces instead of pulling them! You will thank me later 😉 I fold the side in about an eigth of an inch and begin gluing in small sections all the way down. Press completely flat and continue for the other side, as well. Look at those beautiful, clean edges! You’re halfway there!!
Now it’s time to make those glorious ruffles!! Grab your smaller piece of fabric. Mine was about 6 inches wide by 18 inches long. Lay it flat and place a dot of glue on the very top edge and pinch it together with the other side. You’re now going to learn how to make a faux pleat 🙂 You can just eye it, but I go about a quarter of an inch and place another dot of glue and pinch; continue this for the entire length of fabric. It should look a little something like this…
Now it’s time to attach it to your long piece of drop cloth! I flip the table runner over, seam side up, and place my ruffles about an inch and a half centered from the bottom. Attach with a dot of hot glue throughout the entire length. Now, flip your runner over glue the front into place. Do this for the remaining side, too.
You’re done!! Can you believe how simple that was? Just a little bit of time and absolutely NO SEWING!! I love it <3 I couldn’t wait to get it downstairs and add it to my formal!
Thank you so much for hanging out with me today!! I hope that you will stop by my blog and say “HI!”. Let’s stay connected via social media until I’m back here next month!