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Geometric Paper Runner DIY

This Project doesn’t really need a step-by-step tutorial but sometimes it is nice to see how someone made something, even if it is simple. This project is really easy, you just need paint and brown paper.

Materials needed: Thick White Paint (creme), Roll of Brown Kraft Paper, medium size paintbrush.

Gor the Geometric Runners: Take a piece of paper and paint a line. From there paint other connecting lines. The key is to always make sure the end result is triangles. It is actually really fun to make, almost therapeutic.
For the Polka Dot Runners: We just used our fingers to make the circles. It was easy.

After the paint dries cut the paper just larger than the plate, we added a little ribbon cut on the ends to make it look finished.

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
All photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Styling by Irene Yu
Crafting by Caitlin Barker

  1. meenal@maison marigold

    October 26, 2012

    so pretty and easy ! xx meenal

  2. Laura Trevey

    October 26, 2012

    Now that’s just plain awesome! Love it!!

  3. Theresa

    October 26, 2012

    Wow! I noticed that in your last post and was going to ask about them! So simple and easy!


  4. Michelle

    October 26, 2012

    That runner adds so much life and personality to the table spread, must try this for sure.

  5. Sarah

    October 26, 2012

    Cute Idea! I think sometimes people forget when they are throwing a party there are easy and cheap ways to decorate if things are handmade.

  6. Kacie

    October 26, 2012

    I love the way that looks… I’m particularly fond of the polka dot runner. Perfect. I have a long table and think that would look fab!


  7. Lauren | Seventeenth & Irving

    October 26, 2012

    These are so easy & beautiful! I love the idea of switching it up with some gold paint too, for a Thanksgiving table. Thanks for such a wonderful, inexpensive idea, Jordan!

  8. Emily

    October 26, 2012

    What a fantastic and simple idea. I have noticed that almost all of your crafts or DIYs seem to involve brown paper these days. It is really cool to see how versatile it is.


  9. jocelyn lum

    October 26, 2012

    simplicity is the best

  10. anna - Today I Like Blog

    October 27, 2012

    simple but practical and nice 🙂

  11. giulia

    October 27, 2012

    this is one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen lately.

  12. Irina

    October 29, 2012

    Haceis cosas geniales, me encanta!!!
    un saludo muy fuerte de

  13. Evani G

    October 29, 2012

    I love this, so simple but effective! Great job Oh Happy Day, thanks for the inspiration all the time.


  14. lexi

    October 29, 2012

    So simple and yet adds so much character! I love this!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  15. Claudia

    October 31, 2012

    Love this idea! I looked for an orange table cloth yesterday for Halloween but could not find one. I must be too late, but this idea is even better. I already have this paper at home. Thank you for posting this!

  16. Melissa - Keith Pitts Photography

    October 31, 2012

    I love that. I have a huge roll of kraft paper that I use to send packages. This looks like a much better use of the paper. So cute!

  17. Monica

    November 1, 2012

    Sometimes the simplest things gives the greatest joys.

    Thanks for this wonderful idea.


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