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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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