Hello, everyone at Craft-o-manic! I'm Nicole from Thrifty Decorating and I'm excited to share with you a frugal way to decorate with drop cloth....I've really been enjoying using this inexpensive material
and decided to make a table runner with it!
You will need a length of drop cloth and some coordinating fabric. I bought 1/4 yard of each color,
but used less. (Ignore the tan fabric....I'm not sure how that jumped into the picture!)
You do not necessarily need a sewing machine for the next step. I've
been know to use hot glue to finish edges!
To finish the edges....
Fold the side seam over 1/4 inch and iron a crease. (#1) Fold it over again (#2) and iron another crease. (#3) At this point, you can sew that seam or hot glue it! (#4)
I then decided how wide I wanted my ruffles and cut a strip of coordinating fabric.
I am definitely not the sewing contributor because I don't measure anything!!
I eye-balled a straight line and threw in some pins to mark where to put the ruffles.
It is super easy to make these ruffles.....I just fold the fabric back and forth
and sew over it...no measuring, all eye-balling!
When I got to the end of the ruffle, I folded the piece of fabric under and
sewed right over the end the make it look like a "finished" edge.
The possibilities for this type of table runner are endless! You can do strips of red, white
and blue for summer or red and green for Christmas. I've also used fabric sewn on burlap!
The total cost was easily under $5. I'm not sure of the exact cost because I
used scraps of drop cloth leftover from my slipcovered chair.
I just love that it's an inexpensive way to get a very custom look for your home!
from pieces from the Goodwill! (and please excuse my wrinkles....I took the table runner
off the table during our dinner get-together and it got wrinkled....)
I love finding inexpensive ways to make your home a beautiful place!
so VERY CUTE NICOLE, thank you for sharing this simple decorating tip. Its PERFECT! winks, jen________________________________