Are you one of those who choose a different theme each year or rather those who keep the same Christmas decoration from year to year? Whatever your camp, it is always pleasant to renew certain elements, and why not the table linen? A table runner – that narrow piece of fabric that fits in the center of the table and runs its entire length can make all the difference and add character to your festive meal. No need to reinvest in a tablecloth for Christmas dinner. Instead, take the time to concoct a pretty table runner instead. For Christmas, take a look at these 10 DIY table runner ideas instead.
The stencil technique
With paint, cardboard, a cutter and a fabric, you can make real little table runners gems. All you have to do is think about the stencil shape that inspires you, collect it from the Internet or draw it from a book or magazine in your possession. To stay in the theme of the end of the year holidays, you can choose a stencil in the shape of a snowflake, barley sugar or a tree. But you can also opt for letters in pretty typography or geometric shapes for a more graphic table runner.
A fabric hemmed with fusible
You don’t even need any sewing skills to make this simple table runner – just choose a piece of fabric you like, maybe the one you brought back from your last vacation or the one you wanted to wear. have cracked lately. And use an iron-on adhesive to make the hems on each side of the fabric strip. For that, you just need an iron. Nothing’s easier !
Very simple sewing
Turns out, even basic sewing skills can help you take your DIY projects or any DIY (Do It Yourself) project to the fore. Choose burlap centerpieces and customize them with bands on each side: it might be velvet, a slightly shimmering fabric reminiscent of Christmas decoration, but not necessarily, you may want to keep this centerpiece. table throughout the year.
Holly made easy
If you know how to sew a button, you can make this table runner. Grab some green felt the next time you visit your hobby store and draw from your button box, if you have one. You just have to cut holly leaves from the green felt, sew red buttons like small holly balls and arrange everything harmoniously in a centerpiece. Of course, you also have the option of picking real holly in the surrounding countryside to pair it with your table runner or make it live on its own as a table decoration.
Slats or planks of wood
For Christmas, make a wooden centerpiece that you can keep all year round. To do this, go in search of strips or planks of wood. The best would be recycling to stick to the homemade spirit, but you can also buy it in stores. Lay them parallel and tie them together, in the easiest way for you (with glue or string for example).
Painted song lyrics
Find a nice medium: oilcloth or fabric to write the most beautiful words of your favorite Christmas carol. Don’t like your writing? Call on someone you know who will be happy to apply to make your centerpiece a holiday gem. Use special paint or markers to keep everything looking stylish. When the day comes, you will be able to sing together this magnificent Christmas carol!
The crochet technique
Working with your hands through creative leisure techniques is always a good way to occupy the long winter months! What if you used a weekend in November or December to make a centerpiece… crochet! You can choose a snowflake shape to duplicate multiple times. Not only will it be gorgeous, but then again you’ll have the pride to say you made it yourself.
Tulle or organza drape
Do you want to get out of the usual green and red of Christmas? What if you went to a store to choose the tulle or organza in the least “Christmas” color there is? Find a length of sheer fabric in a color to match the decoration you have planned to drape over your table. And if you fancy some coral or turquoise this year, why not? Nothing prevents you!
Ornaments on kraft paper
Kraft paper is one of the cheapest papers which, however, very often has an effect. Kraft paper projects are often cheap and easy. And this one is no exception to the rule: use your most beautiful handwriting or there too, have a friend help you draw a Christmas message on a kraft paper table runner. Tell him or her about the beautiful typefaces that you have spotted that will be most effective if he or she manages to reproduce them for you.
Plants collected from nature
It is always fun and creative to use outdoor elements in your decor, especially at Christmas. Pair a table runner with greenery and add fruit and candles to spice it up a bit. Then place it on your table. Of course, it won’t keep as long as a fabric centerpiece, but it is sure to make a good impression.