Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Vision of Ruffles

Remember the other day when I said that I've been waking up with craft ideas in the middle of the night? Well, I am happy to say that my inspirations in the wee hours of the morning have come to a halt. I'd much rather think of them BEFORE I go to bed, or any other time really. I was a little worried about my mental health for a while.

Even so, I am glad to have had this vision and to now have it on our table. You know what the best part is about this little DIY? You don't have to sew anything...which is good because I don't own a sewing machine. All my crafts come back to my trusty glue gun. (How I love it!)

Step 1: Cut long strips of fabric and lay them out on the floor

Step 2: "Ruffle" them...which is really more like folding, but you get the idea

Step 3: Hot glue, sew, or somehow attach each layer together

Step 4: Continue until your runner is long enough for your table
Step 5: Enjoy your pretty "ruffled" table runner on your table

And yes, I just noticed that I am missing a fork at one place setting. Don't worry, it's not that I don't have another one. I probably used it the other night or something...or did he run away and elope with the spoon? Did he dislike the knife? Maybe the knife's witt was too sharp? 

Ok, ok. I'll stop. 

Now I just have to decide what kind of centerpiece looks best with it!

I love how it looks on top of the burlap.

Well, that's all folks! I'm sure I will have more ideas coming soon.


Megan said...

LOVE it on top of the burlap..and im totally obsessed with those flowers in that vase...SO cute. well.done.

Gertrude said...

Great idea! I think the second centerpiece looks the best :) x

Bows and Pearls

Jeanine said...

Love this look. What a nifty idea. You should patent it! I like the second one too with the daisies. Very country chic....

kristine said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL. You are so creative! I think I'm going to need to make this when I actually have a dining table. Which I totally don't yet. But you're making me want to buy a dining table, just so I can make this.

PS Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my blog. And what, I'm up there with Kendi?! Girl you crazy!

Kristine. Or Polly.

the Poston's said...

LOVE THIS! favorite part? I dont have to sew anything!!! love your blog :)

Morgan.Inspired said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left me! (I changed my title, it is now: Moments with Morgan. Same link though!) It made my day! I LOVE your blog... I am now a follower-- and I must say, hopefully when I'm planning my wedding in a few years, I am totally hitting you up for help! You and the Hubby are adorable and possibly my new favorite couple! Lots of love!

Xoxo, Morgan of Moments with Morgan

arielle said...

you have such a beautiful blog! i also love you reading list...
a.w. tozer, francis chan, etc. etc. so so good :)



Jennifer said...

@Meg: I know right? I am obsessed with burlap too...obviously. ;)

@Gerturde & Jeanine: Yeah, I think I'm going to stick with the second one.

@Kristine: Totally. I think both of you have effortless style.

@the postons, morgan & arielle: thanks ladies!

Ramsey said...

Great job! This is adorably shabby chic!

Rylie Renee said...

Oh my gosh, i'm in love with this!!
So cute!

CarrieJo said...

this looks great! :)

gt31106 said...

hey, you should go here! she has free craft and sewing patterns

Anonymous said...

This table runner is super cute! Although I dont have a table of my own i see its great possibities, keep up the creativity!

The Electric Twist said...

I love this! I might just have to do this in my new place! ♥

Chelsea said...

You are so crafty, i love it. I just stumbled upon your blog and have been enjoying it!


Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

I just happened to see this on my way out. I love it!!! Really, really cute!

Sophisticated Steps


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