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DIY Papel Picado Table Runner

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Here’s our second fantastic DIY project with Fiskars and I think this super-easy, beginner-friendly project will certainly bring the wow factor at your next event. Like our last DIY project, this one is also a papel picado project and this time it’s a gorgeous table runner. Keep scrolling for the how-to’s and photo inspiration!

DIY Papel Picado Table Runner - photo Jessica Cooper styling Candice Mock for Fiskars - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-papel-picado-table-runner/

Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System

Fiskars Garden Lattice Large Punch Cartridge

Gift Wrap

Materials:
Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System
Fiskars Garden Lattice Large Punch Cartridge
Fiskars Orange Handled scissors
Gift Wrap

DIY papel picado table runner

In a similar way you’d make our papel picado backdrop, this table runner follows suit. Cut a long strip of butcher paper or gift wrap and fold every 2-3″ inches like a paper fan.

Depending on the length of your table, you can add an extra 12″ on each end of it to waterfall on the edges.

DIY papel picado table runner

The trick here is to keep each square punch separate from one another. That’s how the strips will stay in one piece. The closer your folds are to the width of the punch, the more seamless your final product will look.

To do this, get your AdvantEdge ready and run the paper through exactly as the instructions.

DIY papel picado table runner

Each time you move down the handle of your AdvantEdge for the next punch, it locks itself in place. You want to feel your cartdrige locking itself in each notch, which is how you get the evenly spaced punch.

DIY papel picado table runner

DIY papel picado table runner

DIY papel picado table runner

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DIY Watercolor Table Runner

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Emily Chidester

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 - by Studio Cultivate for Ruffled - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-watercolor-table-runner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DIY Pom Pom Table Runner

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What’s not to love about this tutorial from Cloud Parade? It’s an easy yet gorgeous DIY pom pom table runner that uses only two or three supplies. The yarn can be glued down to the burlap, or simply placed on top so that both products can be reused!

DIY Pom Pom Table Runner

For this project, you will need:
-burlap
-5 rad yarns that go with your color scheme (or however many you’d like)
Note: the burlap and yarn needs to be as long as your table; add a foot or two extra to flow nicely off the ends of your table.

DIY Pom Pom Table Runner

Instructions:
1. Lay out burlap to be the base of the runner. Tip: We kept it folded to give it a width of about a foot.

DIY Pom Pom Table Runner

2. Cut the burlap and the strings of yarn to desired length. Don’t forget to add about two feet on the ends of each side of the table so that it flows off the table nicely.

DIY Pom Pom Table Runner

3. Line up each string of yarn onto burlap. Now your tablescape is off to a fabulous start with a cute and simple table runner!

DIY Pom Pom Table Runner

DIY Pom Pom Table Runner


View step-by-step images for this tutorial

DIY Geometric Table Runner

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Wondering how this awesome geometric cube table runner was made in the shoot featured on the blog earlier today? Well, look no further, because Sarah Park was kind enough to share the whole project with us. Now you too can create a fun 3-D table runner that will have your guests talking for days!

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For this project, you will need
-pegboard (6’x1′ to fit a 6′ table)
-bamboo skewers (cut different lengths to create height)
-DIY geometric cubes (DIY instruction here)
-foam board
-scissors
-hot glue gun

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Instructions:
Step 1: Glue foam board to the back of pegboard
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Step 2: Punch a hole with the skewer and place the tip into the geometric cube
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Step 3: Hot glue the hole where you want to place the skewer
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Step 4: Place the geometric cubes randomly onto the pegboard varying in heights to create a geometric cube centerpiece
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Such a cool idea for any crafty bride looking to do something a bit different!

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teal peach geometric wedding

teal peach geometric wedding

DIY No Sew Table Runner

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Inspired by this morning gorgeous tablescape designed by Belovely Events that Jillian McGrath Photography captured, we created a mini table runner round up. Along with a no-sew tutorial, you can whip up these pretties in a jiffy!

mismatched table runners

DIY no sew table runner:

diy table runner
Step 1: Measure the width of your stitch witchery (about 1/2″ — you can find stitch witchery here). This will be your “seam” allowance.
Step 2: Iron the edge to mark where the stitch witchery will go. This gives a straighter edge. Then iron on the stitch witchery.
Step 3: Repeat the same on the other sides. Stitch Witchery is also washable, so you can use them again at home!

We created a mini round up with some of our fabrics that would make great runners. Better yet, they are mostly under $12/yard! Since most fabrics are about 54″ wide, you can make 2-3 runners.


1. black and white stripes, 2. Dwell Studio 3. Giraffe print 4. Chipper Ikat dots


1. Aqua square pattern, 2. Chipper Pink (as seen on this wedding we featured), 3. Robert Allen Yellow and Gray “Modernista” Fabric , 4. Amy Butler Love Sandalwood


1. Kimono Snorkel, 2. Navy polka dots, 3. Greek Key pattern, 4. Dwell Studio Bella Porte

Last, but not least… Burlap. It’s the darling of textiles in weddings, and we love the idea of stenciling the ends of a table runner like we’ve seen in our past real weddings:
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burlap table runner silhouettes
Image above from this wedding we featured shot by Our Labor of Love

Speakeasy Wedding Tablescape + Downloads!

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There are few things we love more in the wedding world than Old Hollywood Glamour inspiration, and that’s just what we’ve got for you today from the endlessly talented folks at Hey Look. This table runner is easy to make in a snap, and we’ve even got editable menus and place cards for you to whip up at home! We’ll let the ladies from Hey Look take it from here:


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For the tablescape we made table runners from striped fabric that we tore into table runner sized strips, then simply folded over the sides neatly, added some fabric glue and ironed over to fix the seams.


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The centerpieces are made of old, rusty tins brushes lightly with gold paint, golden spray-painted vases and an old cigar box. We went for the classical dark red floral theme, using big, velvety roses, dark calla lilies and carnations as filler flowers. You could also add some smaller feathers or other classical flowers. Use some cigars for the table decor, lay out ostrich feathers or display them in high vases.


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The place setting is simple: a neatly folded cloth napkin and a themed menu card. The name card attached to a mini bottle of sparkling wine or champagne serves as place card and favor tag at the same time.

To edit and print the set, first download these free fonts: Santana and Andes


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Then open the pdf in Adobe Reader (download it for free from the Adobe page, if you don’t have it installed already), click the texts and fill in your own. Now just print on white card stock and cut out along the lines.

Download the editable Menu and place card templates

Please note…these downloads are for personal use only. They are not intended for commercial use, distribution or alteration.


View all images from this inspiration in the gallery

Backyard Chic Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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This backyard wedding shot by the ladies of Vitalic Photo is all about rustic chic. Love all the texture – from the gorgeous lace wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier to the burlap runners, this wedding was handcrafted to the littlest details by the bride herself. View all images from this wedding in the gallery!







Vitalic Photo is all about rustic chic. Love all the texture – from the gorgeous lace wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier to the burlap runners, this wedding was handcrafted to the littlest details by the bride herself. View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer, Chrissy: Tanya + Tommy were married on a small lake in the backyard of a close family friend. Their tent reception was decorated with shades of white flowers in mismatched vases, so quaint and utterly adorable. Their s’mores station close to the firepit surrounded by hay bale benches and it was a huge hit. The clear tent allowed the couple and their guests to stargaze from the dance floor.

Also, check out their video here!

Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Private Residence / Photographer: Vitalic Photo / Cinematographer: Vitalic Photo / Event Decor: Bride & her family / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Cindy & Glenn Cakes (cindy.glenn@gmail.com) / Florist: Monti’s Flower Market Inc. / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Stationery: Peach Leaf Paperie

Right Now in Recycle Your Wedding…

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We were so delighted to stumble upon bride Jennifer’s listing in Recycle Your Wedding, we decided to make a full feature of it! For those of you not yet in-the-know, our Recycle Your Wedding section allows individuals to sell wedding items from across the board — from votives to china to dresses — so that other brides may scoop them up. Not only does this keep things eco-friendly by reusing items, but it adds that extra special touch of thrifty charm to your wedding day. No need to create an account… and did I mention this service is free? Adorable bride Jennifer is listing nearly all of the items from her wedding in RYW, and we hope you’ll take advantage of these great deals! All photos by Peacock Photography.

We especially love these handmade signs — how cute is hand drawn banner below?

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vintage wedding decor items

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Burlap table runners, wooden table numbers, wooden flower box crates — the possibilities are never-ending with these rustic chic decorations!

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The bride will ship the items, or you can pick them up if you’re in the Austin, TX area!

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See the bride’s listing here and gawk over oodles of cute vintage ideas from her wedding in the gallery.

Urban Wed Event by Brooklyn Bride

Design Inspiration, Wedding Design

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Before we start the day, I would like to thank you everyone who entered our DIY Contest so far! I received an overwhelming amount of creative projects, and I truly wasn’t expecting such great response. I will be posting some DIY entries tomorrow and the remaining next week and because of that I am extending the deadline till Saturday at 11:59p (March 27th). So if you wanted to enter but didn’t have the time to take photos, this is your chance. Voting will not begin until all entries are posted later next week, so not to worry! To participate, simply send me 4-5 images (600pixels wide), instructions and a list of materials to amanda @ruffledblog.com or click here for more details.

Last night I attended the Urban Wed Event organized by Brooklyn Bride, and what a great party! It was so nice to seeing so many talented NYC wedding vendors under one roof. I could easily spend all day talking about how delicious were the cupcakes from Nine Cakes were, or how ridiculously talented is Bryn from Paperfinger, and everyone else from the Urban Wed Event. I thought some images from the event might give you great ideas for your wedding. How much do you love that table runner made out of old black and white photos?

Vintage Photos table runner idea DIY weddings black white flower anemone poppies
Vintage Photos table runner idea DIY weddings black white flower anemone poppies

List of Vendors:
Venue: Nest Event Loft / Catering: Cobblestone Foods / Photography: Jenny Ebert / Day of Coordination: Just About Married / Calligraphy: Paperfinger / Wedding Band: Elan Artists / Event Design: Hatch Creative Studio / Photobooth: Studiobooth / Wedding Gowns: Samuelle / Bridesmaid Dresses: 57 Grand / Wedding Cakes: Nine Cakes / Wine Tasting: Swirl Events and Seven Sisters / Wedding Invitations: Paper + Cup / Makeup: Facetime Beauty Concierge

All photos by Jen Huang Photography

Lace Doily Wedding Table

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As soon as I saw these doily table runners designed by Ooh! Events and shot by Tracy Turpen, I was in love. Their antique charm coupled with the milk glass centerpieces and rustic style of the tables is so beautifully simple, and the giant moss-draped oaks surrounding the setup make for a perfect background. Want to try it yourself? Start collecting these beautiful pieces early on to get a feel for how long it might take to find everything you need for this stunning setup!

Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas

Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas
Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas
Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas
Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas