If you’ve got leftover tile in the garage or shed from your kitchen or bath remodel, put it to good use as a table runner. Simply piece the tiles together in the center of the table; then mask the seams with floral vessels.
If flowers aren’t your thing, go for a cool, modern tablescape that’s totally unexpected. This 3-D table runner will have guests gushing all night. You’ll be proud to say, "Actually, I make it myself!"
Give your everyday table a chic transformation with this easy-to-make wood shim table runner. And you need less than 10 materials to make it. You'll need: 3 packs of wood shims per 6-foot-long table; pen; wood stain; paintbrush; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; measuring tape 2 1/2 yards of canvas per 6-foot-long table; fabric scissors.
A kraft paper runner is an inexpensive and stylish option for an outdoor soiree. We dressed ours up for the party with a leaf-shaped stamp and gold ink. Running the paper cross-wise eliminates the need for placemats.
Once you've determined the proper measurements for your runner, bundle a group of 14 sticks together and secure with painter's tape. This will make it easier to cut pieces to size. Step two of this step-by-step project requires you to use a speed square or ruler, measure out the desired length and mark with a pencil.