DIY Tablecloth

I wanted a nice table cloth for our annual neighborhood progressive party, but didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on 2 tablecloths {call me cheap or call me crafty}.  So, I fixed that with the help of Pinterest.  I saw this picture from Joann and thought I could totally do that.

cute DIY table clots

I didn’t want to worry about chargers and setting a beautiful table scape for 14 people … I’m kind of a low maintenance no nonsense kind of host … LOL!  Lame to some, easy going to others.

So, I went to the store and bought 7 yards of beige cotton fabric that was on sale and some Tulip puffy paint.  Budg-et, people!!!

I used the plate I was going to use as a template, you could use a cardboard cut out if you like.  I simply went around the plate with an added extra inch or so with the puffy paint.

Cute DIY Tablecloth idea tutorial

Then as you see, I made another smaller circle and then decorated each plate differently with whimsy.

Cute DIY Tablecloth idea tutorial

Added some whimsical this and that … you’ll find that you’ll start adding and it gets better and better.  I felt that it was done, but then I added a bit more swirlies and some funky trees… So much better…

Cute DIY Tablecloth idea tutorial

Cute DIY Tablecloth idea tutorial

Don’t mind the wrinkles … the steam function in the dryer would’ve come in handy now that I think of it.

Cute DIY Tablecloth idea tutorial

I used my ‘best’ cursive and concentrated very hard to add some words to the tablecloth.

Cute DIY Tablecloth idea tutorial

Cute DIY Tablecloth idea tutorial

Have fun creating your DIY tablecloth!  And if you screw it up, just ‘add some whimsy’ to it!

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