So, you remembered to defrost the turkey, pull out your holiday-themed decor, and create a beautiful fall-inspired centerpiece for your Thanksgiving feast. Good for you! The only problem is that you forgot to order that gorgeous table runner that you had been eyeing. Fear not — you can make your own! (With just a few products you can get delivered ASAP from Amazon, or pick up from your local crafts or hardware store.) We've got you covered with this easy 20-minute project.
Practice using the foam roller on a sheet of scrap cardboard; that way, you can get a feel for how hard and how often to squeeze the roller for paint application. You can also play around with different ideas if you want to go with a slight variation on our striped design. (Think: checks, squiggles, spots.)
Carefully but quickly roll painted stripes out onto your runner, making sure to paint up and over the masked areas on each side for a smooth edge. Feel free to get creative with your stripe widths to give it a playful vibe — thick, skinny, and anywhere in between. Resist the urge to try for perfection! Have fun with this project, and embrace the rough edges. It's handmade after all!
Before the paint has a chance to fully dry, remove the masking tape and discard it. Then, peel the runner off your foam core board. The paint will seep through and make it stick to the board, so make sure you pull it away from the surface before the paint dries. Place the finished runner on a drop cloth to dry completely for two to three hours.