A no-sew runner? Me? Yeah, making table runners seems to be what I do these days. But I wanted to bring some Holiday Cheer into the breakfast room, and it’s hard to beat the impact a few swatches of fabric can make!
Here’s our breakfast table (and dinner table 99% of the time), looking as happy as a table can:
Let’s break it down and build it in layers, shall we?
I spotted this Dr. Seuss-like outdoor fabric at Hancock Fabric and thought it was a fun twist on the classic Christmas colors. I folded the edges under with the iron, then decided to skip the Stitch Witchery and just used fabric glue to create the ‘hem.’ It took all of about 5 minutes.
For the centerpiece, I filled my DIY pedestal bowl with ornaments that match this year’s Christmas tree color scheme.
Not one to leave well-enough alone, I
attempted made snowflake placemats out of felt, sequin discs and fabric glue.
Thank goodness I had extra felt, because apparently I’m the Worst.Snowflake.Maker.Ever!
What the French is that?!?! I made snowflakes out of paper as a kid, so I didn’t think twice about it when I started cutting my first one out. One problem is how thick folded felt is….it’s like cutting a horse’s mane with nail scissors! (Or what I’d imagine it’d be like to cut a horse’s mane with nail scissors since I’ve not actually ever tried it.) I didn’t get much better at making them, so I don’t have any good tips for you. Definitely practice with paper first, and maybe create a template if you’re particular about how things turn out.
Once I had four snowflakes cut, I hoped to disguise their disfigurement, and add more sparkle, by gluing sequin discs on them.
But as a whole, it looks pretty cute…and definitely full of Christmas Cheer!
We switch to our Spode Christmas dishes the day after Thanksgiving, so I set the table with them to get the full effect.
I raided my craft box and found jingle bells and a scrap of snowflake paper….so I rigged them up into musical napkin rings.
I didn’t actually cook anything, but at least the table is ready for
if when I do!
So who’s the snowflake-making-wizard out there…and what tips do you have for me?! And has anyone ever actually cut a horse’s mane?
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