Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Who Needs A Store Bought Table Runner ...

We purchased a new table earlier in the year, and since it's so much longer than our previous table, we've had to buy new everything.

We started looking for a new Christmas runner and quickly noticed a problem. The longest runner we could find (that we liked) was 72", but our table measured over 90+ inches. So, we built our own.

We saw this really nice Santa runner that we liked, so we decided we'd mimic that design for our. First we bought a ton of red velvet, 2 6" spools of white fur, a roll of black ribbon, and some silver glitter paper.

Measured the velvet out to a foot and cut ... and cut ... and cut ...

... and cut.

Got the exact lengths we wanted on the table and cut it down to size. Then took the ribbon and glued it down 5 inches from the center, above the end.

We let that sit for a few hours to dry, and then started on the fur. We wanted the fur to be reach wider than the 12", so we glued it half way onto the velvet.

As much as we love Rhett, he struggles understanding why he can't jump on mommy and daddy while they're in the floor, so we had to put him up ...

We were doing this in our office, and weren't sure if the glue would run through or not. Luckily, Dawn had the idea of putting the trash bags down, because it did run through, and actually bled some of the red onto the bags.

I cut down the glitter paper to the size I wanted it to be, leaving 9/16" on top and bottom of the belt and 1/2" on the sides.

Cut out the inside and glued the buckles down.

It's not 100% perfect, but for some first timers ... I'm pretty happy with it and our guests have already been oohing and aahing.

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