DIY Halloween Table Runner

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Hello fellow crafters! I’m Nicole from Mendez Manor and I’m excited to be here today sharing a really simple, do-it-yourself, Halloween table runner. This craft paper table runner is perfect on a buffet table at a Halloween party, or on a Halloween dinner party table, which is how I will be using it.

DIY Halloween Table Runner

I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for a well thought out, beautifully decorated, holiday table! I am usually the one who hosts our family dinners during the holiday season, which also means coming up with new and fun ways to set the table for each occasion. In our house, Halloween is no exception. Ever since my daughter was born, both sides of the family flock to our house on Halloween night for dinner and trick-or-treating. This year, like any other, I want my dinner table to look special. I created this craft paper table runner to use as a base on my Halloween dinner table. This project is inexpensive and it’s so easy that even the shakiest of crafters can pull it off! Here is what you’ll need.

DIY Halloween crafts

Start by rolling out the craft paper the same length of your table. I measured out an extra 4 inches on each side and the cut the paper straight across. If you want to make the runner narrower, you can then cut (or even better, fold) it in to whatever size you want. In my case, not wanting to do any extra work, I just left the width alone.

step 1 DIY Halloween craft

To finish off the ends I rolled up the excess paper and attached it to the table with a piece of tape. Now it’s out of the way but looks nice and finished. I suppose I could have just cut it off at the end, but I think this looks better.

Step 2 Halloween craft projects

You can see in the first picture that I started by laying my place mats out on the table. This gave me a general guideline for where to place my stencil. I didn't want to spend time stenciling and have my image end up right under a plate.

Step 3 Halloween crafting

For my stencil I used wooden letters of the word, "BOO." I traced the stencil with a pencil and then colored it in with black marker. Since I have a little one around the house, I used a Crayola washable marker and it worked just fine. In fact, if my little one was older, I'm sure I would have gotten her involved in this project too!

Step 4 Halloween tablescape

I traced my stencil all over the runner in a random pattern.

Step 5 Halloween table runner

I'll admit it's not all that impressive by itself. But load it with goodies for a Halloween party, and it really sets the stage for an adorable tablescape!

sneak peek pic

Here is a sneak peek of how it looks on my Halloween table, that I set up ahead of time just to show you! You can stop by Mendez Manor later in the week to see my step-by-step Halloween table.

sneak peek pic 2

Thanks for letting me share with you today. Have a wonderful week!

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Hi I'm Nicole! I'm a homemaker, designer, and author of Mendez Manor, where I blog about family, food, and fun with decorating. I love interior design, cooking, and being crafty. I especially love coming up with fun activities to do with my family. I have a lot of fun sharing my adventures as a stay-at-home mom and I love reading comments from readers who have found inspiration from visiting my site. I hope you stop by for a visit and connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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