Monday, November 10, 2014

DIY Kraft Table Runner

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
* Ruler 
* Pencil
* Scissors
* Paint 

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!

What's your favorite DIY use for kraft paper?


Linking up with Meg, Leeann, and Molly!


  1. Love this!! So cute and such a fun DIY project!

    <3, Pamela

  2. Love this idea! I think it'd be great for some DIY wrapping paper for Christmas too! I've seen the kraft paper with gold and silver all over the place for the holidays, so this is perfect.

    Caitlin @ Coffee with Caitlin

  3. That is such a great DIY and inexpensive too!! Festive and not too much money - that's my kind of craft!! xo

  4. Oh I looooooove this! So simple but SO cute! My kind of craft for sure!!

  5. I really love this too!!! Easy to do, yet adds such a special touch to the table :)

  6. I love this! SO simple and so cute!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. So simple and cute! What a great idea (and easy clean up!).

  8. What an awesome DIY, easy, inexpensive and looks so pretty!

  9. This seems really easy to do!! Love a good DIY project!!

  10. Girls, this is gorgeous and cheap! I LOVE it!

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget

  11. This is such a cute and easy idea! I've been debating buying a table runner or table cloth, but it would be so fun and easy to make one & choose the colors. Looks like such a great outdoor space too!

  12. This looks like such a great, simple, fun, useful project


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