For Valentine’s Day this year I want to make it extra special for my littles. Things are still different from their normal since we are doing full on homeschool so I don’t want them to miss out on the fun things they remember doing at school. Aka class parties and handing out Valentine’s cards. Although they don’t have a whole bunch of ppl to hand Vday cards to, that doesn’t mean they can’t make ones for each other and their brothers. I want to have the table set up all cute for them and even have lots of fun activities and games for us to do.
Valentine’s falls on a Sunday this year so we will even get to celebrate it with Dada. Which I love and we don’t have to worry about it actually interfering with our homeschool routine. So to help set up our table display I made a DIY table runner I keep using year after year. It’s really simple make if your willing to do the time. The most time consuming part is fraying the edges and writing on the xoxo. You could even do hearts instead if you wanted to. You only need 4 things to make this with two of them being the actual materials. A drop cloth and a sharpie. I seriously use drop cloth for everything so I had some laying around I used. It’s what I use for my tree skirt and my everyday curtains. Now let’s get to the full tutorial so you can get to making yours.
- Drop cloth
- Start by cutting a strip of drop cloth long enough to hang off the sides of your table (about 10 inches on each side) I cut mine about 8 inches wide
- Then cut 1/4 inch notches all around the edges about 5 inches apart. This makes it easier to remove threading and fray it with out it tangling up from long pieces.
- Start pulling out all the strings between the notches. You’ll want to get any that are loose so they don’t end up all over your home.
- Next using your chalk start drawing on your xoxo pattern but only focusing on the placement of the X’s. This is to help you create a type of guide to follow for spacing. You can measure but I just eyeballed it and wiped off the chalk when I needed to.
- Start by drawing on your X’s using your sharpie. I did kind of an outline and then filled it in when I went back through. I wanted them a little thicker than a single line from a sharpie. if you have a thicker sharpie you might not need to do this.
- After you finished all your X’s go and start adding in your O’s. Once finished give it a good shake and rub and the chalk line should come right off.
- Style and enjoy!
Cut a strip of drop cloth long enough to hang off the sides of your table.
Cut 1/4 inch notches all around the edges about 5 inches apart.
Start pulling out all the strings between the notches.
This is what your edges should look like. No need to sew or do anything else.
Next using your chalk start drawing on your xoxo pattern but only focusing on the placement of the X’s.
Start by drawing on your X’s using your sharpie. I did kind of an outline and then filled it in when I went back through.
After you finished all your X’s go and start adding in your O’s.
Once finished give it a good shake and rub and the chalk line should come right off.
See I told you it was pretty simple, yet it’s so cute. You can style it with a table cloth or alone. Or even cute decor on top. I’m going to probably style mine with a plain table cloth under it. To make for an easy clean up from all our little activities we are going to do.
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