If you are setting up a kid’s table for your holiday celebrations, here is a simple project to add a handmade touch. We totally understand that you might not want to pull out your nice table linens for the little ones, so we designed this as a paper option. With a DIY table runner made out of paper, you can easily dispose of it at the end of the night if it becomes stained or ripped. All you need to recreate this design is butcher paper and various colors of cardstock. Find this project with tutorial photos on Fiskars’s website here!
Start by cutting your butcher paper. There is no specific way to do this, so cut whatever shape you would like. You can go for a regular rectangle, or you can make a wavy DIY table runner like we did. We used the detail knife from Fiskars to help us get our shape along the runner. After cutting out the runner, pick out some pretty cardstocks at your local craft store to match you particular decor color scheme. Now you can start punching out the ornaments for your runner. We chose a variety of star and circle punches from Fiskars to bring our paper table runner to life.
When you finish punching or cutting your shapes, you can begin sewing them onto the kraft butcher paper. You will need a sewing machine for this. We did a combination of straight stitches and zig zag stitches with metallic gold thread for a pretty combination. A handy trick is to first attach the shapes using double stick tape to hold the cardstock pieces in place as you sew. After sewing, we folded the stars in half so that they would have a 3D effect. Once you’re finished you can drape it across your table. The best part about this DIY table runner is that the kids can draw directly onto the kraft paper for extra entertainment!
If you want to get extra crafty, you can also make matching napkin rings with the cardstock and sewing machine. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see what we’re sharing daily, and always feel free to write in with suggestions for projects you’d like to see next. Cheers! ~ Lia and the Team