DecoArt Fall Table Runner

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Fall Table Runner

Create a focal point for your fall-decorated table!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between steps. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Cover work surface with wax paper.
  • 3
    Using scissors and straight edge, cut deco mesh to desired length.
  • 4
    With pencil, draw two different-sized leaves on paper. As shown, project uses a 4 inch x 7 inch and a 3 inch x 5 inch. Cut these out to use as templates.
  • 5
    Mix about 1-1/2 teaspoon of fabric painting medium to about 3 teaspoons of Light Avocado. With #5 round brush, paint outline of large leaf at one end of table runner using this mix.
  • 6
    Paint outline of large leaf with mix from step 5 every 12 inch until other end of table runner is reached.
  • 7
    With 1 inch flat brush, fill in each leaf outline with mix from step 5.
  • 8
    With 1 inch flat brush, paint 1 inch border along edge of table runner with mix from step 5.
  • 9
    Mix about 1-1/2 teaspoon of fabric painting medium to about 3 teaspoon of Celery Green. With large leaf template and the #5 round brush, paint outline of the large leaf 3 inch away from Light Avocado leaf with the mix you just created. Continue to paint outline of large leaf with same mix every 16 inch until last leaf on other end of table runner is reached.
  • 10
    With 1 inch flat brush, fill in each leaf outline with mix from step 9.
  • 11
    Mix about 1 teaspoon of fabric painting medium to about 2 teaspoon of Burnt Orange. With #5 round brush, paint outline of small leaf between first Light Avocado leaf and Celery Green leaf using the mix you just created.
  • 12
    Continue to paint outline of small leaf with mix from step 9 every 16 inch or 17 inch until the last Celery Green leaf on other end of table runner is reached.
  • 13
    With 1 inch flat brush, fill in each leaf outline with mix from step 9.
  • 14
    Mix about 1 teaspoon of fabric painting medium to about 2 teaspoon of Country Red. With #5 round brush, paint outline of small leaf between first Celery Green leaf and second Light Avocado leaf using mix you just created. Continue to paint outline of small leaf with this mix every 18 inch until last Celery Green leaf on other end of table runner is reached.
  • 15
    With 1 inch flat brush, fill in each leaf outline with mix from step 14.
  • 16
    With 1 inch flat brush, paint 1 inch border with mix from step 14 next to Light Avocado border.
  • 17
    Paint veins of each leaf using Burnt Sienna with #3 round brush.
  • 18
    Following directions on fabric painting medium bottle, air-dry table runner 24-48 hours. Cover table runner with clean cotton cloth and heat-set 30 seconds with non-steam iron.
  • 19
    With glue gun, apply ribbon around edges of both ends of table runner. Fold in raw edge of ribbon end.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Burnt Orange 104106607 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Burnt Sienna 104106678 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Country Red 104106620 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Celery Green 104106634 (2)
  • DecoArt 2 oz. Fabric Painting Medium 104114059 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 21 inch x 10 yard Burlap Natural 104758706
  • Morex Grosgrain Ribbon 7/8 inch x 7 yard Chocolate Brown 104193531
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 1 104464135
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 3 104464183
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 5 104464187
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Clean Cotton Cloth
  • Water Container
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Wax Paper
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil