Handpainted Table Runners with Fabric Paint Polka Dots
A party I organised recently had a bunch of scruffy old picnic tables in the garden of varying sizes that were pretty scruffy looking. I wanted to pretty the up, but didn’t have enough material to cover them fully. These Handpainted table runners were enough to brighten them up, played over rolls of banqueting paper.
I had a tab header curtain, that has been crying out for a repurpose for a number of years. Use what ever fabric you have to hand. Old bed sheets would be fine, provided they are clean Cut the fabric into a strip or strips, and sew a hem round each side to prevent fraying.
Make circles on your freezer paper, in the size you want. (I drew round a large jam jar lid). Cut and iron randomly onto your fabric. Apply two coats of fabric paint over the template leaving to dry in between. Im impatient, and use a hair dryer to speed up this process.