How to Create a Gorgeous Personalized Stamped Tablecloth

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If you've ever moved away from your home, you know the feeling of nostalgia that certain symbols can bring.

In this DIY stamp project, I'll show you how to turn a simple linen blend fabric into a unique tablecloth design using a pineapple stamp.

The pineapple, a symbol of hospitality in the South, holds a special place in my heart, and I'm excited to incorporate it into our home decor.

No-sew tablecloth

I initially began with a pattern for my stamp, using the cross-fold creases as a starting point for my stamping. However, I soon found my alignment going astray and began envisioning double pineapples in my mind. So, I sort of went with the flow, scrapping my original pattern.

While my inner perfectionist might be unsettled by the randomly placed pineapples, I must admit I'm rather fond of the overall appearance of this no-sew tablecloth.

Supplies for personalized tablecloth

Tools and Materials

  • Linen blend fabric
  • Pineapple stamp
  • Paper plate
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Small paintbrush
Cut the fabric

1. Arrange and Cut Fabric

While I'm aware there may be a more precise method for cutting the fabric, I wasn't overly concerned about achieving absolute perfection in my edges.

Instead, I laid the fabric out on my table, focusing on maintaining evenness on all sides. Using my measuring tape, I measured from the edge of the table to the fabric's end at its shortest points, which amounted to approximately 6 inches.

After obtaining this measurement, I used my scissors to trim the fabric's points, essentially estimating a uniform length from the table's edge to the fabric's edge.

DIY no-sew stamped tablecloth

Next, I folded the fabric along its natural crease in the middle and then folded it over once more.

Because I had already removed the pointed edges from the fabric, it already resembled somewhat of a half-circle. I made some minor adjustments to tidy up the edges.

Although the fabric wasn't an impeccable circle, once it rested on the table, any imperfections were virtually unnoticeable, and that suited me just fine.

Stamp the fabric

2. Stamp Fabric

Once I'd finished cutting the fabric, I spread it out on the floor and began the stamping process.

I poured some ink onto a paper plate and lightly dabbed the stamp into it. Despite my efforts to use a minimal amount of ink, I found that the stamp ended up with more ink than I intended. This led me to switch to a small paintbrush (although it's not shown in the pictures).

I made sure to apply just enough ink to coat the stamp while still preserving the fine details of the cuts in the stamp. Then, I pressed it down uniformly onto the fabric.

I'd recommend using a yardstick or level as a guide if you are aiming for a perfectly even pattern.

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All in all, I'm quite pleased with the outcome of this tablecloth. I'm genuinely smitten with the pineapples. The beauty of this project lies in its simplicity.

If the pattern, or the lack thereof, ever starts to bother me, I can easily begin anew with a fresh piece of fabric. The best part is that I'll always have the stamp, and I didn't use a substantial amount of ink, making it a cost-effective venture.

The total cost for this project amounted to $45-50, primarily because I didn't already have the necessary materials on hand. The fabric itself cost around $12.

Now that I possess the stamp and ink, the sole expense for creating more of these delightful tablecloths is the price of the fabric.

Suggested materials:
  • 1.5 yards linen blend fabric   (JoAnn Fabric)
  • Pineapple stamp   (Scoutmob)
  • FABRIC Speedball ink   (Amazon)
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  • Amy Cleveland Amy Cleveland on Aug 07, 2016
    Off topic - Candleholders I love the tablecloth, but I can't stop looking at the wall science cardholders in your first picture. Where are they from?
  • Robin Jones Ramberg Robin Jones Ramberg on Jun 18, 2017

    I love it. I am going to try it. One question, do you wash the fabric before you stamp it?

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