Feb 16

DIY Confetti Tablecloth

by Jenny Batt

I have confetti on the brain.  I can’t help it. It is just so fun and makes me smile. Another one of my favorite things? Vintage tablecloths. I had a great thrift store that used to get the best and brightest mid-century styles, but I think someone else caught on and now it’s all dried up. I still keep checking weekly, but for now I will just settle on making my own.  I have two boys, so tablecloths are both heaven sent and a necessity.  Now, since I can buy plain white tablecloths, my supply will be unlimited.  Let the fun begin!

You will need: a tablecloth (Target has nice thick white ones), craft paint, circle punch, cardstock, freezer paper, tape and a paint brush.

Wash and dry your tablecloth. While you are doing this, clear a space larger than the size of the tablecloth on a hard floor and tape lengths of freezer paper shiny side up. Overlap the edges a little. I popped my tablecloth right from the dryer down, eliminating any ironing. Win! Tape each corner of the tablecloth down, no need to be perfect,  it just needs to stay put while painting.

Cut your cardstock into four pieces. Punch the center out of each card with your circle punch, I used a 2.75 inch punch.  Make a bunch of these, you will go through about 4 for each color, depending on how careful you are.

Start painting, one color at a time.  I used a different plate for each color. For each dot, place your template down and hold with one hand.  Take your brush and work from the paper, like a stencil and paint your dot.  It’s pretty fast, but be careful not to get the brush under the dot.  If anything goes wonky, just carefully paint the edge smooth, and start with a new card, easy peasy.  Go to town and think “scattered” like confetti!

I had to add more colors after dinner time.  This really goes fast, and is an easy way to update an existing tablecloth.  I plan on making more confetti tablecloths from home decor fabric and old floral ones that need some love.

Just add cake and turn every day into a celebration.

 

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