Runner, napkin ring, and dinner napkin tutorials #turkeytablescapes



I was really excited to participate in the JoAnn Fabrics Thanksgiving Tablescape challenge this year. I needed to refresh my Thanksgiving table decor and this was just the motivation to get me to do it! If you’d like to get some of your own last minute ideas, here is a link to JoAnn’s craft page. JoAnn was kind enough to send me a gift card and with the coupon which I’m also sharing at the end of my post, the cost of everything I made was super reasonable. Here are the projects I created from my supplies:

  • Napkin rings
  • Double sided 18 inch square dinner napkins
  • A burlap table runner decoupaged with silk leaves
  • A burlap vase made from a soup can


diningroom With my JoAnn gift card I bought these supplies to create my tablescape:

  • Burlap for my runner and vase I made.
  • Burlap striped ribbon to trim the runner and napkin rings.
  • A leaf print quilting cotton to sew my 18 inch double sided napkins with and thread for them.
  • Mod Podge to create the napkin rings, vase, and runner
  • silk leaves
  • Scrabble tilesrunner2





Double Sided Dinner Napkin:

18 inches square is the standard size for a cloth dinner napkin. My napkins are double sided since the fabric I used was a quilting cotton and only printed on one side. Plus, being double sided  gives it a really luxurious feeling.

  • To make the napkin cut two 18 inch fabric squares. Sew them together, right sided facing and leave about a 3 inch gap unsewn.
  • Flip it right side out, press flat, then topstich sewing over the little open part.napkintute1 napkintute2 napkintute3soupcanvase

To make the soup can vase I Mod Podged some burlap to a large can and then added some ribbon, a leaf and a Scrabble tile with a  T for Thanksgiving.papertowelholdernapkinringsMaking the napkin rings:

  • Cut an old toilet paper rolls in half
  • Mod Podge some burlap ribbon to it.
  • Use glue gun to attach a personalized Scrabble tile with guests’ initial.



runner2To make the runner:

  • Hem a 40 inch by 16 inch piece of burlap on the sides.
  • Sew the ribbon to the ends of the burlap.
  • Mod Podge some leaves tot he runner.
  • Done!runnertute



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  1. yvonne says

    Very nicely done! I love the look of your table. I can’t wait to try this.