Got a couple of hours? Not for this post, but for a project. I needed to amp up the festive decoration in my dining room and didn't have much time to do it. I decided to make a stencilled table runner as the table is the focal point of the room so I thought it would be most effective. You will need a length of fabric that will cover your table with a bit of overhang (the width can be anything you like but mine was cut to about 16" wide), a stencil, brush, stencil paint, spray repositioning adhesive and paper towel or kitchen roll.
I chose a small version of CS57-R Five Point Star repeat (75% of the standard size so it had a 3" star - contact us if you need custom sizes. I wanted something that would be suitable for Christmas, but also New Year's Eve and any other dinner event throughout the year. I had a length of lovely vintage velvet in my fabric stash and chose metallic silver to stencil with as I thought it would look a bit like lamé. I was inspired by an amazing 1930's style frock in a gorgeous mid blue satin with silver stars.
If you have new fabric that you will want to wash again, you will need to allow time to wash and dry it before stencilling. If, like me, you have a fabric that cannot be washed, you can get stuck in straight away. Cut your fabric to size allowing for seams to be folded under and sewn if necessary. Stencil your fabric as per the general stencilling instructions. This star stencil is a repeat pattern stencil with drawn on registration marks so that you can match up your next pattern quickly and easily.
You can cover your table in plastic so that you can apply a light layer of spray adhesive to your plastic and smooth your fabric over to stop it moving as you stencil. In my case, time was of the essence so I didn't bother with that, but I did make sure my table was protected. If your fabric is thin, make sure you have something underneath it so you don't mark your table.
The stencilling took about an hour.
Then I folded the edges under and sewed them in place.
Merry Christmas everyone! Have a fab time.