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Striped Tablecloth DIY

After the 50th person asked me to make a tutorial based off of this amazing Anthropologie tablecloth we decided to take a stab at it. I have the original tablecloth (they no longer sell the pink version) and the quality and craftsmanship is gorgeous. But if you can’t swing the hefty price tag here is how to make a decent knock off.

For this tablecloth you want the lines straight which is why we used painters tape but the trick is to paint another stroke along the edges after you pull the tape off. This makes them look imperfect. (Forgive the iphone photos. We didn’t have a decent camera on us when we were painting.)

Materials: Drop Cloth, Beige Linen Tablecloth, Fabric Paints in: Florescent Pink, White, & Black, Painters Tape, Large Paintbrush

Step 1: Layout the drop cloth and tablecloth in a large flat area.
Step 2: Decide how many stripes you want to use. (We did 5.) Tape the spaces you want to paint in varying thickness. Leave the gaps between in varying thickness also.
Step 3: Mix paint. To create these colors we used fluorescent pink out of the tube. For light pink, we added some white paint to the florescent pink and a little water. And for the very light pink, we added a little florescent pink to a lot of white. For the gray, we used white with a little black.
Step 4: Paint each stripe a color using confident strokes.
Step 5: Remove the tape and run the paintbrush along both edges of the painted stripe. This will create a rough imperfect look.

Photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Production and Styling by Alison Piepmeyer
Crafting by Caitlin Barker


    June 6, 2013

    this diy is so easy to do and it’s really nice!!


  2. LARY@Inspiration Nook

    June 6, 2013

    Adorable. I’m not a fan of pink myself but this tutorial will work for every color. Love this! :)

  3. jesse

    June 6, 2013

    This is awesome! I love that pink. Is the paint soft to the touch?

  4. cynthia

    June 6, 2013

    beatiful tablecloth!

  5. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    June 6, 2013

    Fun and festive, thanks for sharing!

  6. Sarah

    June 6, 2013

    This is gorgeous!! Well done:)
    Attic Lace

  7. Rebecca

    June 6, 2013

    those colors are gorgeous! great diy :)
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  8. Jeanne // Shop Sweet Things

    June 6, 2013

    This is wonderful! My little girl’s bday is coming up and would love to try this one out to decorate our dining table! So fun!

  9. yvonne

    June 6, 2013

    what happens when you wash the tablecloth?? is there any particular paint you used?

  10. Rebecca Lately

    June 6, 2013

    I love this! It would be fun to make a bunch in different color schemes

  11. Ana

    June 6, 2013

    Finally! I saw already one tutorial on this diy but yours explains it so much better! Thanks!

  12. Tasneem

    June 7, 2013

    This tablecloth is gorgeous. I am going to try to make my own net weekend for my sister’s bridal shower.

  13. Kelsey

    June 7, 2013

    Your party set ups are the best!! Love the idea of painting your own table cloth!!

  14. Jennifer

    June 7, 2013

    Great idea! Would love to try this–thanks for sharing!

  15. lyndsay

    June 7, 2013

    totally AWESOME! hmm, perhaps i will try this for my little guy’s 1st birthday coming up in August! super cute party styling of course. thanks for sharing, guys!

    PS totally didn’t even notice they were iPhone pics!

  16. Clare

    June 8, 2013

    Great diy : )
    The tablecloth is by a Melbourne company called Bonnie & Neil. You can still buy them from Australia even though the Anthropology stock has ended. Just in case anyone was interested.

  17. Clare

    June 8, 2013

    oops- embarrassing typo on Anthropologie!!

  18. Jenn I.

    June 8, 2013

    After you create this beautiful tablecloth; what are your instructions of washing and caring for the fabric? Do you need to iron the tablecloth?

  19. Krtistin

    June 13, 2013

    How much paint should I buy? is 2.25 oz of one color not enough?

    Thanks for the help!

  20. Magaly.H

    June 15, 2013

    Great !
    I like this, thanks for sharing !

  21. LeBron James Shoes 2013

    June 16, 2013

    Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post.

    Thanks for providing these details.

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