Getting ready for Christmas I really fancied getting crafty with a DIY Christmas table runner. Over the weekend I made this pretty little table runner for my Mum and have put together a short video to show my process and the different techniques I used to create it. It is a really easy project that anyone can do but is really effective.
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I had this idea after seeing a hessian table runner with printed rabbits on on Pinterest. They had big pompoms for tails and the burlap fabric made then look so rustic and shabby chic. I thought at Christmas this fabric would look pretty good on the table and that the reindeers would be a great alternative, switching the tails for Rudolf’s red nose. The table runner has a handmade feel but with special little touches like the Nordic Fabric Reel Snowflake trim at the ends.
I chose to use the Vintage Affair Table Runner from the wedding section in Hobbycraft. It was 2 metres in length and already had stitching around the boarder which saved time. You can obviously make a more custom designed / cheaper option buying the hessian from a fabric shop to the length needed.
Items used to create this DIY Christmas Reindeer Table Runner –
Vintage Affair Table Runner
DecoArt Crafters Neon Acrylic Paint 59 ml in Mocha
Synthetic Round Sponge Sml
Hobbycraft Nordic Fabric Reel Snowflake 1.5 Metre
Hobbycraft Pack of 25 ¼” Red Pom Poms
Tec 305-12 Hot Melt Glue Gun – 12mm
Low Melt Glue Sticks (Round) 12mm
You will also need scissors, tape, a needle and thread, plastic sheeting/bin bags to protect the table, card and a printer or a reindeer stencil.
Have you done any DIY Christmas Crafts this year?
This is an entry for a competition hosted by AbleSkills.