Scrap Happy Party Table Cover Tutorial

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In case you missed this tutorial over at Ucreate Parties, I've brought it back here. I love this completely customizable table cover to use for any party d├ęcor! I first saw this idea at Bumbletees in Memphis, and I knew I would need to make my own.

This Scrap Happy Table Cover is an easy way to customize any table for your party decor! It's also a great way to use up any left over fabric scraps.


Materials needed:
clear vinyl
1” x width of fabric, strips (the number of strips will depend on the size of your table)
hole punch

Start with some clear vinyl. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, and it was sold by the yard. I think you can also buy it in packages at most craft stores.


Lay the clear vinyl out on your table top.


Cut the vinyl roughly 3/4” larger than your table surface. For my cover, I only applied strips to the front face of the table.


Punch holes in the vinyl at 1” intervals making the holes 1/2” from the edge of the vinyl. I used a crop-a-dile for punching these holes.


Fold the 1” strips of fabric in half lengthwise. Push the folded end down through the hole about 1”.


Pull the tails of the strip through the loop created by the folded end of the fabric strip.


GENTLY, tighten the knot.




Trim the fabric ends as needed.


Once your vinyl piece is fitted for your table, you can easily remove and replace fabric strips to coordinate with any event. These table covers can be casual and bright with colorful cottons as shown or get a more sophisticated look with a solid muslin and a burlap underlayer. As an added bonus, you simply wipe the top clean.


See more of the rainbow unicorn party here.
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