10-Minute (Wrapping Paper) Table Runner
After wrapping gifts for my niece and nephew’s annual co-birthday bash, I stashed them in a large, apple green basket I picked up at a yard sale a few weeks ago. It looked really cute since the same apple green was also in the giftwrap, so I left it on the table.
Flash forward to the day of the party when I realized we needed the main table and a card table to seat everyone comfortably.
Coordinating tables of varying heights and sizes isn’t easy when you don’t have matching tablecloths for the tables. My extra-long tablecloth that can cover two tables is dark green – too Christmasy for a summer birthday party. I wanted something simple but fun. Preferably something that didn’t need to be laundered after the party.
That’s when inspiration struck: Use the leftover giftwrap for a table runner.
There wasn’t even enough paper left to span the length of the longer table, but fortunately the paper had a cutting grid on the back. That made it even easier to turn it into a table runner.
Here’s how simple it is to make a 10-minute (or less) table runner:
- Cut paper lengthwise down the middle, fold in each edge along the nearest grid line. Next, fold one end of each section into a crisp point.
- A little tape helps hold the points in place.
- Line the non-pointy ends up, try to match the pattern where they overlap, and tape them together.
Not bad for a 10-minute table runner.
What are some simple, fun decorations you’ve made?
Posted on August 26, 2013, in birthday, Giftwrap, Parties, party decorations, Table Runner and tagged 10-minute table runner, birthday party, Giftwrap, party decorations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.