Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wrapping Paper Table Runners

Jesse and I are getting ready to host TWENTY people at our house for Thanksgiving.  In the week that lies between now and then, there is a lot I need to accomplish.  I know that good food and good company are the heart of any memorable Thanksgiving dinner, but of course the crafty little decorator in me also wants to have an impressive table setup.

With this many people joining us, we'll be pushing two dinner tables together for one loooong table and I am thinking of using wrapping paper as a table runner to provide a more cohesive look.  The benefits?  No sew.  Easy cleanup.  Inexpensive.  Yes, please.

Below are a few shots I will be using for inspiration as I shop around for paper to proudly display on our table...

Martha Stewart does it beautifully, natch:


A Christmas tablescape using wrapping paper from The Sweetest Occasion:


Project Wedding's yellow & black runner:


What do you think?  Yea or nay?  Is Thanksgiving a time to mix it up or a meal best served on your favorite family table linens?  Let me know what you think and stay homey!

3 comments:

  1. I definitely love this idea! We have little peeps at our house and heaven knows they are going to spill stuff, so the thought of not having to worry about my table runner being ruined is phenomenal! And of course Martha already thought of it, dang her for being so perfect! (c;

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  2. I think this is genius! And such easy clean up!

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  3. Oooooh can't wait to see how it turns out :)

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