Easy Stenciled Table Runner

Well, hey there! Hope you had a great weekend. Sunday was my birthday!! No huge plans, just a nice day spent with the family. I did have the best birthday present ever when our little girl told me, “I Love You.” for the first time! And you know I melted!

So who is ready for Thanksgiving this week? I have just a few last minute projects to put together before the family comes. Nothing too major so I’m looking forward to relaxing a little these few days. Because it’s about to get craaazzyy busy! Last week I shared with you my holiday table. Today, I’m going to show you how I made the table runner that you see here. So easy!!

I started with a painter’s drop cloth that I picked up at Lowe’s for around $10. I cut the fabric to the size I wanted and then hemmed the edges. “Waaaait a second, but that girl can’t sew!” you say. Yep, and that’s why I love Stitch Witchery! It’s the perfect fix for any fellow no-sewers like me! Holla!!

Stitch Witchery is a fusible bonding web that has easy to follow instructions. Just fold over the fabric you want to hem and iron!

After I “hemmed” my fabric, it was time to stencil my design. I love these Arabesque stencils from Martha Stewart. I purchased these a few months ago when I made the stenciled wooden tray.

For this project, I used  the star pattern and  metallic acrylic craft paint in Platinum. I applied the paint to the fabric using my Martha Stewart stencil pouncer.

In this case, you want to be sure to have plenty of paint on the sponge for good coverage. Be sure to put something under your fabric as the paint will bleed through just a little. Then you’ll end up with all these pretty little stars on your table. ;)

The paint dries fairly quickly on the fabric so there wasn’t a long wait time between stencils. I went down one side of the runner and then down the other side.
This was an easy project that I was able to do in about 30 minutes, and I love how it looks on our holiday table!
Now that I have my table ready to go, I’m going to go make my grocery list for my Thanksgiving day dish! This year, it’s sweet potato casserole! A southern must on the holiday table! ;) What’s your must-have side dish for Thanksgiving? I’d love to hear your plans!
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Mommy, DIY'er, party planner wannabe, addicted to Southern sweet tea and Pinterest. Contributor of CreativelySouthern.com.


  1. Very pretty and simple! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the paint color you chose it looks perfect with your dinnerware.

  3. What a great idea! I love the color and the table setting!

    Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

  4. Happy birthday!

    Love the subtle shade and image you chose. Looks so pretty!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  5. I’m back because: You are a STAR today over at I Gotta Create! I’m featuring your beautiful table runner. Thanks so much for linking up at the party.

    <3 Christina


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