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DIY Watercolor Table Runner

DIY Projects

One of the greatest things about watercolor is how many different ways it can be used throughout decor — and it’s a perfect match for this DIY table runner. Studio Cultivate by Kathryn Godwin and Emily Chidester are sharing all the tips and tricks behind this one, and we know you’ll fall in love with it once you see just how easy it is!

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

For this project, you will need:
-Craft paint
-paint brush
-water container
-hole puncher
-white twine
-tapestry needle
-scissors
-watercolor paper

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

Instructions:
1. Cut watercolor paper into 2″ squares.

2. Hole punch squares in the middle on each side – we used this fancy hole puncher to have smaller holes – a normal hole punch created holes that looked too kid-crafty.

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

3. Brush clear water onto squares, covering completely. Dip brush in watered down acrylic paint and touch to wet square – paint pigment will immediately start to bleed and spread across square. If you wish to have more color per square, just repeat this step by dipping more paint onto the paper.

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

4. Allow to dry. By using various shades of blue, we were able create a nice variation of tones.

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

5. Thread needles and begin to stitch chains of squares together – we tied a knot between each square, to prevent them from sliding.

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

6. After creating chains the length of the desired runner, begin to stitch these chains together – again tying knots between each.

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

DIY watercolor table runner - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

View step-by-step images for this tutorial in the gallery

Photos by:

Emily Chidester

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From the photographer, Clay Austin Photography: This wedding took place at the jaw dropping RiverOaks Charleston which in my opinion is one of the most beautiful venues in the low country! The gorgeous couple decided to leave their busy lives in Los Angeles and declare their love for each other in the south, surrounded by the most important people in their lives. They both work in the fashion industry so Marianne and her amazing crew at RiverOaks created the most perfect fashion inspired design elements throughout the decor. The celebration was capped off by an elaborate fireworks display to send them off with a bang :)

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