Do you ever search for the perfect table runner only to find out it’s more than your willing to pay? It’s happened to me more than once. I have an amount I won’t go over unless it’s something I’m in love with and will use all the time and that’s $20.
Today this is even a better-cost saver. Do you remember a few posts back I shared with you how my make my own DIY custom carpet runner? Well wouldn’t you know it one of my brilliant readers, yes you know who you are, suggested using the same concept to make a table runner.
Well guess what, you certainly can use the same steps and I did it after picking up 4 black and white place mats at the Dollar Store. To me black and white never go out of style and I have so much up it in our home so it was the perfect choice. If you get yours at the Dollar Store like I did make sure all the patterns match up when you join them end-to-end. Do this in the store before you buy one that’s a little odd or the stripes are wonky.
So here’s what you do: arrange the place mates end to end with the wrong side facing up then use Duct Tape to join them together at the seams like I did here. Voila’ seconds later you have your own custom table runner and it only cost $4 and a few seconds of time.
I’ve been doing carpet runners this way for a long time and I even throw them in the wash with the Duct Tape and they hold up through every cycle. I DO NOT dry them in the dryer thought I line dry. So now I have a new way to create a runner on the cheap. Thanks for the idea my friend!