DIY Table Runner Projects

When you have a small home, it can be a challenge to add detail and color without overwhelming a room with clutter.  No matter what size your home, tablecloths in our dining areas are becoming passé. They need to be frequently cleaned, they can be a safety hazard with kids and pets, and in the case of a small home, they add just one more “thing” to clutter up the room. That having been said, it’s nice to add a touch of pattern, style and color to the focal point in your dining space, and table runners are being seen in every magazine and home decor showroom as the perfect alternative. Want a custom look? Then it’s time to create your own DIY table runner with these project instructions and inspiration. No matter what your style, table runners are easy to whip up, and can be creative  pops of design that can be removed for meals. Check out these table runner projects!




Our featured project (above) is from Live Laugh Rowe. She has this great tutorial for a stenciled drop cloth table runner that is perfectly designed for a small home. She has great step by steps too!

Our next project is a Tea-Towel Table Runner, and is perfect for those of us with a Crate and Barrel tea towel obsession. Easy and simple, just stitch together your fav tea towels! You could use similar solos in different textures for a sublet look, or make it fresh and fun like the photo.

Tea towel table runner


We love the simplicity of this burlap table runner from Wedding Chicks. Burlap, twine, done! Burlap is a hot material right now, and cheap!

DIY Table Runner Projects


Want something clever that adds character to your room? Loving this ruler drop cloth table runner by Country Living!


Hopefully that will get you started creating your own DIY table runner project. This can work for accent tables as well, or along a bedroom dresser or kitchen sideboard.

Image Credits: Country Living, Live Laugh Rowe, Martha, Wedding Chicks



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