The table runner can be customized to any table size and with different fabric choices, this project could be for any holiday or everyday.
FolkArt Fabric Paint – Brush On – Pearl White
Star foam stamp
Various Red White & Blue printed fabrics (at least 18″ wide)
1. Cut the leg portion off a pair of jeans. Slice up the side seam and place the leg flat. Use a ruler to square the leg to 18″ on one side. The other side can be as long as you wish. For the design I made, the leg piece measured 18″ x 18″.
2. Apply the fabric paint to the foam stamp with a foam paintbrush and stamp all over the denim. Reload with paint as needed. Allow the paint to dry and heat set with an iron.
3. Cut the printed fabrics into strips that are 18 wide and as long as you wish. For added interest, make each piece a different length.
4. Sew the printed pieces and the painted denim together to form a long strip. You will be sewing them right-sides to right-sides.
Sew a backer for the runner in the same fashion as step 2. Next, place the backer piece (right side down) on top of the runner. Sew around the edge leaving a small opening for turning. Trim the corners on an angle. Turn the runner right side out and press. Topstitch around the outer edge.
This banner is perfect to string across your front porch, patio or picnic table. The soft sparkles from the extreme glitter are sure to please and shine in the summer sun.
Folkart paint – 436 Fire Engine Red
Extreme Glitter – Red
Folkart paint – 643 Azure Blue
Extreme Glitter – Turquoise
Extreme Glitter – Silver
9 large wood circles
Felt Stars – red,white and blue
Chipboard letters – BOOM BANG
Tulle – red, white and blue 1/3 yard each
Red, white and blue ribbon – 6 yards
9 small wood disks
1. Paint 8 of the wood circles with the red paint and 1 of the circles with the blue paint. Allow to dry. Paint each circle with 2 or 3 coats of Extreme Glitter. Use the red over the red circles and the turquoise over the blue circle. Allow for dry time in between coats. Paint the wood star with the same technique using either red or turquoise.
2. Topcoat the chipboard letters with silver Extreme Glitter.
3. Hot glue a felt star to the center of each wood circle. Next, hot glue a chipboard letter to the center of the star. (For this project I spelled Boom and Bang, but you could spell anything related to the 4th of July.)For the blue circle, hot glue the wood star in the center.
4. Cut the tulle into 5 X 5 squares and layer the tulle by color. Got glue a stack of 6 layers of tulle behind each wood circle. Trim the tulle to a semi round shape and slice around the circle to create a fringed effect.
5. Line up the tulled wood circles across the red, white and blue ribbon. Place the “star” circle in the center to separate the words “BOOM” and “BANG”. Hot glue the circles to the ribbon (it is best to glue towards the top of the circle). Hot glue a small wood disk over the glued section for extra security.