DIY Tablecloths for Your Holiday Table

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

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Whip up one of these easy holiday tablecloths and add a touch of flair to your table.  Spice up a simple cloth with paint, glue, or thread.  Keep some permanent fabric pens on hand during the holidays and have friends and family write their messages of love and thanks on your new tablecloth to create a permanent physical memento of this year's holiday season.

Easy stenciled drop cloth tablecloth
Make your own statement by turning a drop cloth into a personalized tablecloth.  Pick out some fabric paint, make some stencils, and have this finished in almost no time.  Keep a permanent fabric marker on hand during the meal and get your friends and family to give it the finishing touches by writing in their messages of thanks.

Ruffled burlap tablecloth
Make this striking ruffled burlap tablecloth with the most basic of machine sewing skills.  The ruffles are hand pleated, so make them as large or as small as you like.  This easy-to-make piece creates a striking visual, and can be machine washed easily.

Pumpkin applique tablecloth DIY
Better Homes and Gardens
Celebrate the food of the season with an applique pumpkin tablecloth.  The appliqués can be applied by machine or hand.  Add more pumpkins, or play with the layout to create a larger tablecloth.

Painted leaf DIY tablecloth
Sarah Lipoff
This easy fall leaf tablecloth makes a great project for the whole family.  Choose a range of fabric paints in whichever colors appeal to you, apply the paint to cleaned leaves, and press the leaves to the cloth as you would with a stamp.

Artificial fall leaves table cloth
This fall leaf tablecloth is a fast and inexpensive way to transform your holiday table.  Find a sheet large enough to cover your table, select some artificial fall leaves, then machine or hand appliqué them to the cloth.  For a single use tablecloth you could easily hand baste or glue the leaves to the fabric.

Burlap and cornhusk tablecloth
Very little sewing experience is required to make this striking burlap and cornhusk tablecloth.  Cornhusks can commonly be found in specialty markets, and large supermarkets.  If you'd rather not sew, scroll to the end of the tutorial for suggestions on how to make a no-sew version.

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