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DIY Craft: How to Make a Fall Table Runner

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Howdy Mom It Forward readers! My name is Tanya, and I am sharing a craft project with you today that is perfect for your fall decor and entertaining. Are you ready to get crafty together and make something pretty that's easy on your budget, too? Let's get started.

Fall runner with pumpkins

How to Make a Fall Table Runner

Supplies:

  • Bamboo table runner
  • Stencil (I used a Martha Sterart damask stencil)
  • Acrylic paint in a fall color (I used deep orange)
  • Pain Pouncer

Directions:

I began with a bamboo table runner that I found at a local discount home store for less than $6.00. I used a Martha Stewart damask stencil, some deep orange acrylic paint, and a paint pouncer. I measured my stencil in comparison to the table runner, and loading a bit of acrylic paint onto the dry sponge pouncer. I applied the paint by gently pouncing the brush over each area.

How to fall table runner

After the paint was dry, I decided to do a little fall table-scaping with pumpkins, apples, garlands, and all of my favorite fall pretties (it is so hard to wait until the leaves begin to fall to decorate each year!).

Another beautiful alternative to an already made table-runner is a long piece of burlap. Just measure how long you would like the runner to be, and give yourself a couple of inches of room on the ends and each side, you can pull the strings to fray each edge and give it a lovely rustic look. Once you are done, do a little trimming, and in less than an hour, you have a beautiful one-of-a-kind table runner that you can use until you are ready to decorate for winter.

Thank you so much for getting crafty with me today, I would love to hear from you! Please click below to see where I decorate, bake, and fire up my glue gun as often as I can.

What are some simple ways you transform your house with fall decor?

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My name is Tanya. I am a wife, mom to four awesome kids, and blogger by night (and any spare moments during the day). TwelveOeight is a source for budget-minded home decor, crafts, recipes, and inspiration on how to be fabulous for less. I love thrifting, upcycling, refinishing furniture, making jewelry, and all things frugal yet fabulous. I am making my own memories with my family in the middle of suburbia and sharing them with you. Please come on by and say hello! Grab an iced coffee and let's paint some stuff together. xoxo, Tanya

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to twelveOeight! My name is Tanya, and I am a wife, mom to four awesome kids, and blogger by night (and any spare moments during the day) TwelveOeight is a source for budget-minded home decor, crafts, recipes, and inspiration on how to be fabulous for less. I love thrifting, upcycling, refinishing furniture, making jewelry, and all things frugal yet wonderful. TwelveOeight is the name I chose for my site because it is very dear to me. It is the house number of the home my grandparents built, and the land they farmed which I was raised on. I leared how to sew, garden, stretch a nickel, and how to be thankful in all things there. I am making my own memories now with my family in the middle of suburbia and sharing them with you. Please come on by and say hello! Grab an iced coffee and let's paint some stuff together. xoxo, Tanya

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