Tuesday, April 24, 2012

the perfect Mother’s Day table runner…


I saw this photo on the Ruffled Blog and I immediately thought of Mother’s Day. Are you planning a special family gathering for your Mom? Or maybe it’s YOU, who’ll be the special mother who gets lavished with attention and a great meal on Mother’s Day? I certainly hope so.

In any case, I thought I’d share this DIY idea with you because it’s so sentimental. In fact, I wish I had come up with this idea. The instructions are pretty easy. You simply determine how long you want your table runner to be, and then you cut a strip of muslin fabric to lay down the center of your table. Muslin is inexpensive fabric that you can get at your craft store.

The table runner in this photo used about 160 photos; there were sixty photos which were re-copied.


According to the instructions, you begin at the end of the fabric with a hot glue gun and your photos. You dabble a little glue on the corners of the photos, overlapping them as you move to the center. Because you’re repeating these photos, it’s okay if some of the image gets covered.

Once you complete one side of the fabric, you go to the opposite end and begin gluing. Eventually you end up in the middle of your table runner, where you can choose your photos wisely.

Here’s the link if you would like to read more about these instructions. Even though this idea was originally for a wedding, I think it would be a lovely idea for a Mother’s Day luncheon, an anniversary dinner party or a special milestone birthday party.

What do you think? Would you ever try this idea?






Brigitte Anderson said...

I love this idea! It is the perfect Mother's Day runner!
Thanks for sharing :)

Karen said...

Hi, Leslie
Found you via Anita's Cedar Hills Ranch. LOVED your "About" page!Made me feel better about myself. :o)

I've been dreaming of a party to celebrate our wedding anniversary [35 years in June]. It started last summer when Anita [the one above] referred to Carly Simon's song, "It's the stuff that dreams are made of." This table runner idea sent my mind flying in lots of directions-one of my favorite creative states of mind.

Now to FOLLOW THROUGH with my party idea. I'm not so good at that part. :o)

I look forward to receiving your updates via email.

*hugs* and blessings on your day, Karen

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