Need a quick and easy way to change up your decor? Try this no sew table runner and buffalo plaid chargers without any sewing!
“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” ~unknown
I don’t know about you but 2020 has made me weary.
I’m tired of the constant conflict on social media and the way this year has divided friends and family.
Discord seems to permeate relationships and faith. I long to go back to the time when we could disagree and still love each other. It seemed we didn’t have to attend every argument we were invited to.
But it’s fall, my absolute favorite time of the year. The weather is cooler and the breeze so sweet.
Even though there are heavy, life changing topics to be prayed about with words wisely spoken, I’m choosing to enjoy my home and the beauty of seasonal decorating.
This year I wanted to add some buffalo plaid elements to my home and I adore how everything turned out! Sometimes it’s the little things that can make our heart happy!
Easy tips for making a No Sew Table Runner and Buffalo Plaid Chargers:
- Gather your materials.
- Turn your fabric to the inside and lay your charger base on top. Use a marker or pen and trace outline onto fabric.
- Cut out fabric, allowing a slight edge to trim later.
- Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the top of charger. Press fabric on top and add a second coat and smooth completely.
- Once chargers are dry trim around the edges with scissors.
- Decide on necessary length of fabric for table runner. Add an inch on all sides for the hem and cut out fabric.
- Press a 1″ margin around the entire length with iron.
- Follow instructions for iron on adhesive and press onto fabric using iron.
- Let fabric cool and remove paper layer.
- Fold over hem and iron to attach to fabric.
One of the places I love to decorate for the season is my farmhouse table. (You can read about that transformation here.)
For years this was the location of many a homeschool lesson and unending meals. There wasn’t a lot of pretty going on but our table served us well.
Now since it’s usually only my husband and me I want to see all the pretty things when we share a meal together!
Since I’m an avid no sew gal, these two projects are perfect for those who don’t sew! That’s right. Two projects, DIY buffalo check and burlap chargers plus a no sew table runner!
If you’d prefer to watch a video here it is!
No Sew Table Runner and Buffalo Plaid Chargers
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- Buffalo plaid fabric
- Burlap fabric
- Iron on adhesive
- Inexpensive chargers – I got mine at a yard sale but the dollar store probably has them as well.
- Mod Podge
- Craft brush
- Seasonal plates – I got mine at the dollar store but this is another option.
Step 1. Gather your materials.
Most of the products you need are available at your local craft store.
I found the “gratitude” salad plates last year at my dollar store and stocked up! Our extended family celebrates with a big Thanksgiving dinner at our house.
If you find something you like at the dollar store grab them! If not, there’s a chance they’re gone and you may never see them again.
My white dinner plates were a yard sale purchase, and I love to mix and match with them! The dollar store may have these as well.
Step 2. Turn your fabric to the inside and lay your charger base on top. Use a marker or pen and trace outline onto fabric.
The instructions are the same for both the burlap and buffalo plaid fabric.
Step 3. Cut out fabric, allowing a slight edge to trim later.
Step 4. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the top of charger. Press fabric on top and add a second coat and smooth completely.
I like to use Mod Podge like a glue so I added one coat directly on top of the charger and then a second once the fabric was smoothed into place.
Don’t hesitate to use your hands and get messy when placing the fabric! If you use burlap adding the Mod Podge is messy! You need to have enough so it bleeds through the holes in the fabric.
Step 5. Once chargers are dry trim around the edges with scissors.
I like to turn them over and trim from the underneath.
The burlap is a little bit messier but I love the results!
Step 6. For the table runner decide on necessary length of fabric and add an inch on all sides for the hem. Cut out fabric.
Step 7. Press a 1″ margin around the entire length with iron.
Step 8. Follow instructions for iron on adhesive and press onto fabric using iron.
Some adhesives have a paper backing and some don’t. Make sure and read the directions for applying on your fabric correctly.
Step 9. Let fabric cool and remove paper layer.
Step 10. Fold over hem and iron to attach to fabric.
And you’re done! This technique of adding a no sew hem is so easy! I use it all the time in my home.
In fact, for this fall tablescape I used both a brown burlap no sew runner and the black and white buffalo plaid one. I love the layered look!
The rustic accents look amazing against our barn door. Simple but lovely!
What’s your favorite way to decorate for fall?
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