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May 28, 2012

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A Patriotic No-Sew Table Runner from Scarves

diy no-sew table runner   Madigan made… an easy DIY vintage scarf craft.

patriotic vintage scarf table runner

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are able to enjoy the day off and spend time with friends and family.

As I told you yesterday, I figured that I’d break out some simple red, white and blue décor this weekend and leave it up till the Fourth of July.  I already showed you my mini chalkboard bunting and new patriotic quote for the month.


chalkboard and patriotic decor


But I also put together a quick table runner for this area of the kitchen, too. For a table centerpiece, I just grabbed a white tray and some red, white and blue pottery that I already owned.


striped table runner diy

Simple and festive, right? I love how the mix of patterns is patriotic but not in-your-face with stars and stripes. (Not there is anything wrong with stars and stripes… I just like not being so literal.)


I also adore how the plastic tray is translucent enough to show the scarf’s stripes underneath.

simple red, white and blue  table runner


How did I make this DIY table runner?

Well, I picked up a vintage striped scarf just this past Saturday thrift shopping with my blog bud Diane from In My Own Style. (I’ll have to show you some of my other thrifting treasures soon, too!)

vintage striped scarves


And I already had this chevron red, white and blue scarf from my fabric stash. Each one was pretty, but not quite long enough to be a table runner. So, why not combine them!? 


tutorial for simple table runner

So, I cut the pretty zig-zag ends off of the sheer scarf. Then, I used fusible bonding tape and an iron to attach the striped scarf overtop the raw, cut edge of the chevron scarf. I repeated the steps on the other end and then it was done.


Yes, making a table runner can be THAT simple!

red, white and blue table decor


This might be all the decor I put out for the summer/Fourth of July. I’m thinking about keeping it simple this year.


For more patriotic décor ideas, you might want to check out last year’s decorations. One year ago I made an easy star garland, simple DIY milk glass stars and a fun patriotic printable. Check them out, too!

simple patriotic decorations


Also, let’s remember why we are lucky to have today off. Please don’t forget to thank and/or remember a veteran today!


I’m going to be sharing this post with:

Today’s Creative Blog, House of Hepworths, Tatertots and Jello, Addicted 2 Decorating