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I wish I had more light in my dining room – I love natural light and that is just one area that has hardly ANY so I always like to make the table as festive and cheery as possible! Here’s another easy and inexpensive Valentine’s craft for you. Two actually! A Valentine’s Table Runner and a super easy Valentine’s wreath.
For the table runner: First, I cut two rectangles of red fabric I had leftover from Christmas - one for each end of the table runner. 17″ across to give me a half inch for a hem on each side (since my table runner will end up being 16″ wide) and about 14″ tall.
I started with some $1 heart doilies from the dollar store.
I taped down a doily in the middle of one of the red rectangles.
After taping the doily, I used some white fabric paint from my stash to quickly fill in all of the little “holes” and cut outs…
and then carefully removed the tape and doily.
I followed by taping down several more doilies and repeating repeating with the paint on each. You could lay out the doilies in any pattern you like.
Tip: remove each doily quickly as the paper is really thin and will stick to the paint and tear. I used two coats of paint on the first middle heart and decided to only use one on the rest of the hearts for just that reason. A little messy but fortunately I was able to peel the paper off where it tore and stuck! This is a little rustic anyway so it works! I then repeated the process on the second red rectangle.
I used stamps to add the word L-O-V-E. in the middle heart and set that aside to dry for a bit.
For the length of the runner, I bought 2 yards of fabric on sale at JoAnn AND I had a coupon for 25% off the entire purchase so the fabric ended up only costing about $6.00! I cut the fabric to be 17″ across and 6 feet in length. You will need to determine how long you want your runner based on your table size. I sewed a simple zig zag hem stitch down both sides to prevent fraying and used red thread so it doesn’t even show! Fast & easy! And I still have a lot of fabric left too.
Once the paint was dry, I sewed the same type of hem on all but one long side (the top) of each red rectangle end piece, and then attached them to the runner also using a zig zag stitch to prevent fraying. I sewed another straight stitch, which doesn’t really show to make sure the hem laid flat where the pieces were attached.
And that’s it – a simple Valentine’s table runner for about $7! I did take a picture inside but, due to the not great lighting, I also photographed it outside so it was easier to see!
For the little Valentine’s wreath, I used a smaller round pepper berry wreath from my Christmas decor.
I gently bent the wreath into a heart shape…
And then added some $1 felt heart stickers from JoAnn. Done!
It really makes for a sweet little Valentine’s tablescape with my festive new runner!
Add some candlelight…
So cute and fun!! Now just to decide what’s for Valentine’s dinner since I already have dessert figured out with my Mini Ombre Valentine’s Heart Cakes!!
So many fun Valentine’s crafts and ideas out there – be sure to send me a picture of yours!