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Project

Cosmos Cloth Table Runner

We made two runners and crossed them over the center of the table; a full tablecloth or napkins could also be created using this technique.

Materials

  • Navy blue linen
  • Stencil paper
  • Craft knife
  • Kraft paper
  • Spray bottle
  • Pearl-white fabric paint
  • Paint-safe dish or saucer
  • Stencil brush
  • star-stencil template

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut and hem linen to desired runner size. Wash, dry, and press runner.

  2. Step 2

    Print star-stencil templates. Place stencil paper on top and cut out with craft knife.

  3. Step 3

    Spread out kraft paper and lay runner flat on top of it.

  4. Step 4

    Fill spray bottle with a mix of 2 parts paint to 1 part water. Spray paint mixture all over fabric to create sporadic spatters of starlike dots (it’s a good idea to test this on a piece of scrap fabric first). Let dry.

  5. Step 5

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    Put some undiluted paint in dish. Use stencil brush to gently dab the paint onto the stencil to paint larger stars at random points along the spatters for a constellation look. Follow paint instructions to set.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2011

Reviews (1)

  • TwirlyPartyGirl 16 Dec, 2011

    Ah....two star-crossed runners.