While planning the brunch I recently hosted, I knew I wanted to add a rustic element to the table decor and keep the color scheme within shades of orange and brown to add to the autumnal feel. I have a huge roll of kraft paper that I mainly use to wrap gifts because the simple paper looks so cute accented with strips of washi tape, glittery stamps, or even just a single strand of baker's twine. This time, I branched out a bit and used the kraft paper to create a hand-stamped polka dot table runner for the brunch. This would be a great DIY project for a Thanksgiving table and the best part is, it's SO simple!
Here's what you'll need:
* Kraft paper
First, use your ruler and pencil to measure the paper to fit your table, then cut. Lay the runner out on a flat surface.
Select your foam pouncer size and paint color - I opted for an orange glitter paint and the largest foam pouncer, since I wanted to keep the dots all the same size.
Pour out your paint and coat the foam pouncer.
Firmly press the foam pouncer onto the paper and create your own polka dot pattern. I varied the amount of paint that I applied to each dot so that there would be different levels of glitter and paint coverage throughout the table runner.
Let the runner dry overnight, then lay it out on your dining table. Add your place settings and the rest of your table decor, and enjoy the compliments on your craftiness as they roll in!