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Sunday, April 11, 2010

{canvas dropcloth for your table}

Well, this is me making lemonade out of lemons. Have you ever had a fabulous idea, that just didn't quite work out? That happened to me today. I had the vision. I bought the materials. I even had some unexpected quiet time this morning. It didn't take long before it was scrapped.

I still had this perfectly good canvas drop cloth just sitting there, and I was determined to use it. (Look for another project later this week.) This is what I came up with, and I love it! I had originally thought about doing a table runner, which would be darling, but I know my kids well enough to accept that it wouldn't be practical quite yet.

  • canvas drop cloth (I bought mine at Home Depot)
  • ribbon
  • heat 'n bond
  • scissors
  • foam stamps
  • craft paint

I used the same method for the outlining ribbon as I did for my burlap tic-tac-toe game, and it went so quickly--about 30 minutes. Once your ribbon is on, apply paint to the stamp using your finger (you can control the amount of paint more easily), then on to the canvas. Let dry, and you're done! Have fun with the words--you could even use seasonal or holiday words or phrases, and a last name would be darling too.

Have a great day!
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Blogger Bubba said...

I made a table cloth from a drop cloth just before Easter. I told my husband we would have to use place mats to protect it. Two days after it was put on the table, even though we were using place mats, a dime sized grease stain from our juicy hamburgers appeared. I thought the canvas was pre-shrunk. Not so, when it gets washed it shrinks even when on the low heat setting in the dryer.

April 11, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

This is so cute I can hardly stand it!! Thanks for sharing...gotta do this sometime!


April 11, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Very cute!! Love the little stamped letters. :)

April 11, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger A Blissful Nest said...

love this idea. Super cute!

April 11, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Connie said...

Love how that turned out. So simple but it really makes a statement. Way to make lemonade out of lemons.

April 11, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger the thrifty ba said...

i so need one of those to hide my table!

April 11, 2010 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Love it! I'm dying to do some stamping on Fabric :D

April 11, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Swimmingmom said...

Great idea! You know, in the picture, the stamped letters almost look like they were embroidered. Love the ribbon you chose.

April 11, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Emily said...


April 12, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger MeenyMoe said...

I love it! So pretty! I think I want to make one of these for my kitchen table. Is this dropcloth the same stuff you find in the paint supplies? If cool is that!!

April 12, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

What a cute idea!

April 12, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

MeenyMoe--yes, it is!

April 12, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Lei said...

That's darling Kierste!

April 12, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

This is super cute! The ribbon is the perfect touch!!

April 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Tyler and Jen said...

Love all your stuff! I'm awarding you the Sunshine award on my blog!

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April 12, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
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April 12, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
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