Valentine’s Day Table Settings
& DIY Table Runner
I love a beautiful table setting and have a few things already that I can pull from my china cabinet to set a pretty table. However, I didn’t have anything specifically themed for Valentine’s Day Table Setting. Rather than go out and shop for something, which I don’t have time to do, I decided to DIY my own table runner after seeing some inspo on Pinterest. Here’s what I did and how you can make your own!
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DIY Table Runner
After seeing some inspo pictures on Pinterest of different kinds of table settings, I decided to make my own table runner for this Valentine’s Day table setting.
I had a roll of craft paper that I have used for kids’ art projects that looked to be just wide enough for our table. Then, I grabbed one of the kids’ cheap paint brushes, some black acrylic paint, and paper plate.
Originally, I had just one sheet of the paper down, but I could see the wood grain under it, so I decided to layer two pieces. This actually helped because the paint ended up being pretty heavy on the thinner paper. With two sheets, the paint did not bleed through.
After I practiced on a small piece of the paper, I started at one end of the paper on the table. I worked on a 3 then 2 pattern where I painted three XOs and then 2 XOs on the next line. I tried to paint the same sized letters but I didn’t want it to look perfect like it was printed. I made sure I could see brush strokes. I wanted the personal touch to show through.
The lines with 2 sets of letters looked too empty on the sides, so I made it look like it was a continuous pattern that was cut off on each side.
After that, I built the floral arrangement with some faux flowers I had and added gold, cream, and purple accents on the table. I absolutely love how it turned out.
What do you think? Have you ever made a Valentine’s table setting or a table runner? I’d love to hear about it either on social media or in comments below!