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!

*Linking up At The Picket Fence, Ten June


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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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