Holiday Table Runner + Shape Tape Ideas

This weekend we are hosting a friends Thanksgiving, which has given me a perfect excuse to create a beautiful table for our guests. Of course I’m all about keeping things low cost if not free, since I have tons of supplies on hand, so I thought of making a new holiday table runner with some items from my craft closet.

Holiday Table Runner

This past July at the Haven conference we got some of the new FrogTape Shape tape in our swag bags and I’ve finally gotten the chance to try it out. This is not a sponsored post, but many thanks to FrogTape for the product. Guess what I used to make the runner? An old curtain!

Shape Tape Ideas

This project was super easy, and I was excited to see what the Shape Tape could do. I had an idea to make an edge of sorts, so I started with my supplies.

They included a single curtain panel that I think we acquired from Dan’s bachelor apartment days. It never matched anything but I kept it on hand in case I could think of something to make from it. I cut off the tabs, then cut it length wise in 3 sections, since they would give me 3 pieces about the width of an average table runner. That is anywhere from 11-14 inches.

Curtain

After I washed the curtain and hemmed the edges of the newly cut pieces, I taped each side with the Shape Tape on top of a plastic table cloth, so I didn’t get the paint on anything. It comes with a divided backing and is really easy to put on. You just peel one side off, put it in place and then peel off the other side of the backing. I used tape to make sure my lines were even all the way down the fabric.

Shape Tape Ideas

I also used my new favorite metallic paint from Modern Masters, the pale gold I used to makeover these lamps and mirror frame. I didn’t mix it with textile medium, although I know people do that when painting on fabric.

Painted-Runner

After letting it dry overnight, I came down to see how my wavy lines came out. I know the Shape Tape comes in 3 patters, including chevron and scallop, but I think the wavy is my favorite.

I tried out a festive fall table setting to see how the runner would look with some of my other entertaining elements and I simply love it! I’m already thinking of other patterns I can make with some different color paint.

Table-Runner

And look how perfect the edges came out where the paint is, very sharp. The great thing about using metallic colors in decorating is that you can use them any season for a little added sparkle to your decorating.

Shape-Tape-Ideas

Now I look forward to serving a friendly holiday dinner with this glamorous holiday table runner. Since I have two other parts of the curtain left, I’m also thinking of making some for gifts.

Holiday-Table-Setting

See all of my table settings here and my holiday projects here. And by the end of the week I’ll show you some more updates in our basement bathroom makeover.

If you are looking for Shape Tape ideas take a look at Sara’s box bag at House Bella, Jamie’s cork board at DIY Home Sweet Home, Roeschel’s wooden table runner at DIY Show Off, and Ashley’s magnetic board at Simply Designing.

And the winner of the Haven swag giveaway is Nancy. I sent you an email Nancy, thanks for entering!

Sharing with Inspiration Monday at Redhead Can Decorate, Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Made by You Monday at Skip to My Lou, It’s Party Time at It’s So Very Cheri, Tuesdays Treasurers at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Give Me the Goods at Rain on a Tin Roof, Nifty, Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm, Tutorials and Tips Link Party at Home Stories A to Z, Inspire Me Please Link Party #37 at Liz Marie Blog, Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming with Stephanie Lynn, December Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick.



Comments

  1. OOO Love this tape. While I won’t paint with it, it will be GREAT for giving me guide lines for my quilting! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Spices up my normal stitch in the ditch routine :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love this!❤️ I have my chevron frog tape from Haven and you have inspired me to make a runner for my table!

  3. This is really so awesome!! I will gladly accept one as a roomie gift next year. 😉

  4. Hi Jessica! Your table runners look beautiful and what a fantastic idea to use the Shape Tape! I definitely have to try that! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  5. Jessica, I LOVE this! I have this same tape and I haven’t been able to figure out what to do with it. Until now! Totally copying you on this one for my Christmas table. Now, I just hope I kept some of those old curtains…

  6. Jessica, it looks AMAZING!!! Love the waves and your updated take on a metallic runner. Your table looks so pretty, I’m ready to come on over for dinner. XO!

  7. Love it Jessica!! So happy you shared it with us today :) I love the mix of glam with natural. Always my fav!

  8. This is adorable, love it! Pinned.

  9. I love this! You’re being featured on Sunday Features-Give Me The Goods! You’ll also be on my FB page tomorrow 😉
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  10. This is fabulous, Jessica!! I LOVE it – so pretty. Pinning! :)

  11. So pretty, Jessica! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  9. […] First up is fabric. Did you know you could paint fabric? All you have to do is add textile medium, found at most craft stores and off you go. Always put a plastic drop cloth under your project to prevent it from getting on the surface below. In the fall I decorate a lot of tables, so I make a table runner with some Shape Tape and gold metallic paint. See my Painted Table Runner. […]

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