Foam Plus Paint Equals Stamped Runner

Part of our Thanksgiving table setting is a gold plus stamped runner.  It didn’t take long to make and cost about 5 bucks.

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I bought three yards of 32 inch wide white muslin, normally $1.99 per yard, but I had a 50% off coupon.  Only 3 dollars for fabric.  Then I folded the fabric lengthwise, right sides together and stitched along a short and long side.

Plus-Table-Runner-Sewing

Next, I flipped it right side out and ironed it flat.  Once flat (with the seams pressed), I sewed all four edges, leaving a 1 inch seam.  For a little detail, I made a plus sign from a foam take out container to make a stamp.  Because the foam is so thin, I taped a crayon to the back to serve as a handle.

Plus-Table-Runner-Stamp-Detail

I tested out dipping and brushing paint on using a scrap of fabric.   I actually preferred the brush strokes, so I stamped it on the runner.  Martha Stewart craft paints also work on fabric, so it was about two bucks for the paint.

Plus-Table-Runner-Detail

And we can use this runner year round because it isn’t a specific theme.

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I love super simple holiday projects.  Usually things are crazy and it’s nice to have something fun and useful.  Did you make holiday decor for your table?

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