Need a bright pop of color on a table or other surface? Make a table runner from a scrap of fabric! It’s easier and more affordable than you may think. You can make a new runner for $3.50 and 30 minutes’ of time!
When we bought a new (well, new-to-us) piano, we loved it, but the black and white was just so stark, especially in our new, colorful, bright dining room.
That corner needed some color. I thought a table runner on the piano top might help.
I was at Ikea (when buying the white curtains I transformed for the dining room) and found a remnant of bright colorful fabric. It was only half a yard, and I thought it’d be perfect for a runner.
Because it was only half a yard, it was only $3.50! Wahoo!
The edges weren’t even, so I needed to hem them. But here’s the thing…
I don’t sew. At all.
So, enter fabric glue!
I ran a line of glue along each side and folded the fabric over to create a hem.
Tip: for the ends of the fabric, to create a “hemmed” end, cut a square or triangle out of the corner. That will allow it to fold over without gapping or bunching up.
Let the glue dry, and voila! You have a table runner, ready to go!
It provided a much-needed pop of color in that corner.
And it only took about 30 minutes to make. A perfect afternoon project!