I hate buying table runners. I get tired of them quickly and as we saw back in November, I’m not going to be sewing any in the near future. So instead I decided to make an easy and fun runner for Valentine’s Day out of some ribbon you can find at any craft store.
All I had to do was run the ribbon down the length of the table and make sure it laid straight – nothing an iron can’t conquer. Then I trimmed the ends and, as you can see above, they look really pretty simply hanging over the edge.
I laid down a cool vintage frame that I had floating around and then arranged a simple centerpiece that I knew would help hold the ribbons in place. This is a great idea for when you are placing a ton of candles on the table or several small vases of flowers because they help the ribbons stay together. You could also use double sided tape if you needed to, but I didn’t.
Simple, pretty, affordable and when I tire of it (because I eventually will) I can reuse the ribbons on packages or for other decorating.
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