Patriotic Table Runner

Patriotic Table Runner


I love having a table runner on my table and I love changing it out depending upon the season.  I have been behind for on finishing this (I missed Memorial Day, oops!) but I was able to put it together this week and I really like how it turned out!  I added the white ruffle not only to give it a little bit extra, but because it would have been way to short without it! I used left over red fabric I had and didn’t want to go buy anymore :)  I added the blue (can’t really tell that in the picture) stars stamped on with paint to give it some blue and more of a Patriotic feel.


potato 1 labeled


Best way to make easy stamps?  Potatoes of course! Thankfully I didn’t have to just guess and cut out a star but had a cookie cutter in the perfect star shape that cut through the potato easily.

stamps first labeled.jpg


At first I was just going to stamp them and let them be how they were, but for OCD me that was a little too rough.  So once I had the stars down I took my paint brush and individually painted them in.  I think they look much better that way!

close up finish labeled

Much better!  I love how the table cloth turned out.  I was thinking of writing across the whole thing (long ways), Land of the Free or something similar but I just can’t decide.  What do y’all think?

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  1. So cute! I like the added ruffle. :)

  2. This is so darling! It’s pretty just the way it is, but I think writing something on it in white would be cool, too. I can see why you’re having a difficult time deciding. :)
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  3. Oh, it’s perfect just the way it is! Love the ruffle.
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  4. Love it! The ruffle and stars are so simple, yet festive. I’d leave it as is and perhaps add a festive centerpiece too.