I did a little Christmas crafting over the weekend to get to place looking more festive. Remember the table runner I saw on ish and chi I loved? Well, I sort of replicated it for our dining table.
Not quite as refined as the one I saw but pretty darn good if you ask me.
I had some of the doilies already and the rest I found on ebay. I think I paid $10 total for about 25 of them. Actually, speaking of our table, have we ever showed it to you? We had it custom made last year. It’s from reclaimed wood and is pretty stunning. We used what we collect from our Money Dance at our wedding to pay for it.
Instead of looking for one perfect piece, Aaron our table maker, cut out serious flaws in the wood and patched it up with other pieces. We love the patchwork areas.
We also had a matching bench made. It’s probably the most expensive piece of furniture we own but we intend on having it for many, many years.
I had quite a few doilies left over after making the table runner so using some modge podge I got in my stocking one year, I tried to make a doily bowl for the spare ornaments we have.
First I wrapped outside of the bowl I wanted to use as a mold in plastic wrap.
I couldn’t find any newspaper, so I laid out a plastic bag to use on my work surface. I laid the doily on the bowl and then painted it with the modge podge. I decided a few months ago to use rubber basting brushes for crafts like this. They are easy to wash and last forever. You can get them super cheap at Ross.
I let it sit overnight to dry, peeled it off the doily from the bowl and have this on our living room table.
The whole project took me 5 minutes. I didn’t want to invest too much time because I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. Now that I’ve done it once and am satisfied with the results, I’ll probably spend more time molding the doily while it’s wet.
So, what do you think? Would you try making either of these? I think the table runner would look good at a garden party or rustic wedding.
Oh, right. The winner of Giveaway #4 is comment 23 which was made by Kim. Congrats Kim! We’ll have our next giveaway up on Monday!