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How To Make A Springtime Table Runner

This easy-to-make springtime table runner will brighten up your table for Easter, or on any other Spring day for that matter. 

What you’ll need:

Felt in various colours for the leaves and flowers
An oblong piece of felt in a pale colour for the runner
Embroidery thread in various colours
Buttons in various colours
A hot glue gun 

Step 1: Begin by drawing a leaf pattern on the green felt. Then cut out the leaves using a very sharp scissors to give them a neat edge. I used two shades of green.

Step 2: Using the green embroidery thread, sew a vein up the middle of each leaf, as shown in the photo below.

 Step 3: Draw petals on the coloured felt and cut them out. I used a star shaped cookie cutter as a template for the outer petals and the lid of a bottle as a template for the centre of the flower.

 Step 4: Assemble your flowers as shown in the photos below, placing a button in the centre of each. Sew each flower together using embroidery thread in a contrasting colour.

 Step 5: Lay the oblong strip of felt out flat and arrange the leaves and flowers on it in a pattern of your choice. You could bunch them all together in the centre, lay them in the form of a wreath or in a straight line down the centre of the runner. I chose to scatter mine about at random, leaving room to add dyed eggs as an additional decoration on Easter Sunday morning. 
Once you have decided on your arrangement, use a hot glue gun to fix the flowers in place. Alternatively, you can sew them into place. 

Then simply spread the runner along your dining table and admire your good work!

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4 thoughts on “How To Make A Springtime Table Runner

  1. What a lovely idea. I've pinned it to my spring board. Anything that adds a bit of colour at this time of year will be a huge hit! #homeetc

  2. Thanks Louisa. I am useless at pinning my things myself, so I am always grateful if someone else does it 🙂
    Yes, it is great for a bit of colour and, to be honest, if time is running short, you can just assemble the flowers and leaves and dot them around the table or pin them onto a tablecloth with small safely pins.

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