Easy DIY Tablecloth | From Shabby to Chic

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DIY holiday tablecloth

While at the bargain yardage shop before Halloween, looking for the perfectly creepy grandma lace for my ghostly haunted mansion tabletop, I found this ultra fall-looking creamy off-white jacquard fabric I thought would make a great Thanksgiving tablecloth. Though the edges are unfinished, the long sides are the selvage of the material and knowing I could leave those raw, I found the perfect rope fringe trim for the two shorter ends.

What You’ll Need…

DIY fancy holiday tablecloth - materials

* Measure your table and buy enough fabric to drape over the edges nicely. Make sure the selvage is on the long sides …unless you want to fringe the entire thing.

* Purchase enough trim to cover the edges desired {similar trim here}
* Needle/Thread/Scissors – or sewing machine if you’d prefer

Steps…

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* Making sure your edges are straight, pin your trim to the right side of the fabric edge – about 1-1/2″ up

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* Trim the end

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* I hand-stitched it simply …short stitches on the front, long on the back. You can use a sewing machine if you choose but hand-stitching is pretty quick for me.

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* The entire project took about 20 mins.

And… Voila!

DIY fall tablecloth+thanksgiving tablecloth+make your own holiday table cloth

I’m going to use it with another cloth layered over it {I think} but I could easily just use it like this. Total cost was about $20 for a 7′ table …”bargain yardage” is the key here. But you could also just as easily use an old blanket or tablecloth that you already have and fancy it up a bit with a little trim on the ends.

Have Fun!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

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