apple Our Fifth House: DIY Fall List Table Runner

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DIY Fall List Table Runner

Yesterday when I showed you our fall table you got a little peek at the table runner I made.



It was an easy little diy project that took less than an hour to make!  I love quick and easy projects!  Don't you?!


I started with a scrap of fabric I had in my craft closet.  I laid it out over the table and cut it down to the size I wanted.  I did not hem the edges but instead decided I liked the rough edge look (otherwise known as the pure lazy look).

Then I had some fun with my new favorite craft supplies  - Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks.  They are awesome!  I found them Hobby Lobby one day and I've had fun playing with them!  They write so smoothly.


All you do is write directly on your fabric  - I made a fall list of things we want to do this season, wrote lots of random fall words in different directions, and also traced a leaf I found in our backyard (God makes the best stencils!).  Then when I was done creating my " fall document fabric" I placed a white sheet of paper over the design and used a dry iron to set the color.  Then I washed it in the washing machine, dried it, and ironed it again.  It washed perfectly and the color stayed  - no smudging or bleeding.



These seasonal lists have become a tradition in our house.  You can check out last year's fall list here.  I love this list being on a table runner that we can keep and use again and again.  It's a little piece of history for our family.  And having this runner on our table adds a personal touch to all of our family meals!


  
Do you make a fall list?  I'm currently looking for a great gluten free pie crust recipe - so if you have one you would like to share - please do!



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12 comments:

  1. Just lovely. Also, what color is on your dining room walls? Love the neutral but still warm and bright look!

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  2. Macadamia by Martha Stewart - it's like buttercream - it's warm but not too yellow.

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  3. That is such a fantastic idea Carmel! You are just so clever my friend! :-)
    Vanessa

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  4. Shirley at Gluten Free Easily has great baking recipes. I've good luck with everything I've made from her site. Check out her pie crust recipe.

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  5. That is so, so cute! I love it!

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  6. i love this idea! it looks great and is special, too!

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  7. Awesome awesome awesome! I love the relaxed personal feel!

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  8. Your table runner is so cool. It looks like a freedom wall. You can write anything you want in it and speak your mind. Superb work!
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  9. My aunt is GF and my uncle made pumpkin pie crust with gluten-free sugar cookie dough. Delicious!

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