Happy Monday Everyone! I hope that you had a fantastic weekend and are ready for the week that lies ahead! I think I am… maybe?!
Today I am so excited to show you guys how to make the ruffled table runner from our Beach Ball Summer Party!
This was such a fun party decoration to make and it was quick and dirt cheap! It cost me $2 and about 20 minutes to make… can’t beat that! I got my tablecloths from Wal-Mart, but you can use any two plastic tablecloths!
Here is how you can make your own ruffled tablerunner from plastic tablecloths…
Supplies for Plastic Ruffled Tablerunner:
1 plastic tablecloth for the ruffle
1 plastic tablecloth for the runner
sewing machine and thread
To begin making the ruffled table runner you want to open the tablecloth lengthwise.
This is the perfect width for a table runner! Now to measure…. I was making a runner for a six foot table so I found the middle of the runner and put a piece of the painter’s tape. Then, I measured 36 inches in each direction from the middle point and put another piece of painter’s tape.
Now to cut the ruffle for the ruffled table runner.
I got really lucky with this fun striped tablecloth. When you opened it all the way out, the stripe only went about 13 inches and then it changed to dots. I simply cut where the stripes started. If you have a different tablecloth… just cut 13 inches off of the side. Once you have this piece cut, you want to cut that in half lengthwise. You should then have two 13 inch wide strips.
Sewing the ruffle for the table runner is super easy!
You simply use the longest stitch on your machine and sew a line about three inches in all the way down. Make sure not to back stitch at the beginning or the end. Repeat for the other piece.
Time to ruffle the ruffle!
Simply take one of the threads and gently pull it to gather the runner. You may want to do half from one side and half from the other. You want it to end up the same width as the runner.
Let’s attach the ruffle to the table runner!
Find the piece of painter’s tape at the end of the runner and line the ruffle up about an inch below. You will then glue the ruffle just right on top along the stitch line. I used Fabri-tac glue to do this. It has a similar consistency as hot glue, but it isn’t hot. Perfect for this type of project! If you have any table runner hanging below the ruffle, just trim. Repeat for the other side.
That’s all folks! Quick and easy!
Come back Thursday for more party fun!