Sharing a tutorial that adds value to my readers kind of freaks me out a little. I’m not going to lie. I have written tutorials in the past and I love each one I’ve done. But being asked to write one today, without warning is a little scary.
I’m going to share how to create a fabulous photo table runner using muslin, pictures, sheet music and paper doilies. You see, I hosted my sister’s bridal shower in my backyard a few weeks ago. I went all Pinterest crazy on it and create a lot of neat, personal touches for her. She is the only sister I have and her wedding is a pretty big deal.
I found a few different versions of a personalized photo banner and decided to combine them for this event. My sister’s favorite song is Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Our Mom used to sing it to her before bed when she was a little girl. I had several copies of it printed, pictures printed and purchased some paper doilies on sale at Hobby Lobby.
I asked my Mom to come over the night before so we could get it started. I had purchased some muslin from Hobby Lobby (with a coupon – my sister would be proud!). I had an 8 foot table and the table was 30” high. I wanted it to hang pretty far off the table to where it was actually draping the ground.
4 ½ yards of fabric in about a 5” wide strip (if you don’t want yours to be as long as mine then you can take off some length).
50-70 pictures, all different sizes
15 pages of sheet music
15-20 paper doilies, all different sizes
hot glue gun\
Here’s how you do it:
Lay out your fabric on a table. Start gluing your pictures, sheet music and doilies randomly. Keep in mind the direction of the pictures. More than likely the runner will be in the middle of the table with people sitting on both sides. You want to try to get the pictures to be facing the correct direction so someone or words aren’t upside down. Keep gluing until you have all of the muslin covered. I went over the runner one more time gluing smaller pictures and doilies to add more of an interest.
It’s a pretty simple DIY project that really adds some personal touches to the table. I think overall I spent about $35 on the entire project. I ordered the prints from Walmart.com with a coupon and had them shipped to my home for an even cheaper cost. I would recommend doing that if you have several weeks before the party.