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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2011


  • Navy blue linen

  • Stencil paper

  • Craft knife

  • Kraft paper

  • Spray bottle

  • Pearl-white fabric paint

  • Paint-safe dish or saucer

  • Stencil brush


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

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

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

  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. 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.

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