Wall Hanging/table Runner

3 Materials
45 Minutes

I love to do projects that cost next to nothing and use items I already have on hand. This project is so versatile and can be tailored to whatever taste or style you have in your home.

I really like it either way. But what a great way to fill an empty wall. I happened to have this woodland stencil on hand from a previous project but you could certainly use any stencil that fits your style.

I started with a piece of drop cloth. If you don’t have drop clothes on hand you’re missing out. They can be used for so many projects!! I used chalk paint. I’ve made pillow covers using this method before and the paint may fade slightly after many washings but it really holds up.

I didn’t see the edges of my fabric but you certainly could if you wanted a neater look. I first taped the two sides down so that my stencil didn’t slip.

When stenciling fabric you want to load your brush a little more than you would for a non porous surface as is soaks in quickly.

The stenciling goes quickly and in my opinion is very satisfying.

Once I finished stenciling all the way down I realized that I wanted to fill the whole thing in

Once dry I sewed a small piece of fabric on the back side so that I could slip a dowel through it when I want to use it as a wall hanging.

I think for now I’ll use it as a table runner. Just think of all the possibilities... stencil style, paint colors, fabric shape... I hope you enjoyed this project.

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  • Patty Patty on Mar 30, 2021

    Why not use fabric paint? And can you seal it? Love your idea!

  • Ellen Bliss DiPietro Ellen Bliss DiPietro on Apr 09, 2021

    Can you tell me the measurements of you runner? Love this.

  • Stacy Stacy on Sep 05, 2021

    So happy this is a NO SEW project for a table runner! I noticed the ends have a bit of fringes — but what about the edges? Should I use a sew no tape or glue?


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