Red and white at Christmas is my very favorite. So why do I use so many other color-schemes too? Well, I also love those and I just want to enjoy it all, but red and white is at the top of the list.
I picked up just two of these snowflake napkins at Target last year thinking I would make a pillow or something, but then, I didn’t.
I’ve used them here and there, just sitting on top of a side table, or whatever, but it just never seemed right. Until I got the idea.
I cut my two napkins in half, so I had four strips of fabric measuring 10″ x 20″.
I laid three of the fabric pieces out on the ground end to end. I decided that was long enough and just put the fourth one on a table in the living room as a doily type thing.
I used some white grosgrain ribbon to attached the pieces together and to hide the seams. Hot glue was the attaching method of choice, of course!
I trimmed the two ends with a little extra ribbon, just for cuteness.
I had to put it on this dresser for now, just to show you, but the next time you see it, it will be looking all lovely on my new kitchen table!
So I get a new table and a new runner to go with it. The best part is, I can make a new one every month for next to nothing with all the great napkins I always see on clearance. Hooray for good ideas!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.