I just realized that I made this Thanksgiving table runner FOUR years ago and never shared it with you!!! I’m such a bad blogger! But if you’re looking for easy Thanksgiving decorations for your dining room or a kitchen table, this handmade embroidered project would be it!
(Don’t let the word “embroidery” scare you off… this fall DIY project is easy!)
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Supplies for DIY Thanksgiving Table Runner
- canvas or blank canvas table runner
- embroidery thread in fall colors
- small scissors
- embroidery needle
How to Make an Easy Embroidered Table Runner
I cheated a little and started with a premade canvas table runner. It was blank and ready to be embellished. These are great time savers if you’d rather spend your time embellishing instead of sewing.
But if you like to sew, this would be a super easy sewing project, too.
I thought about embroidering little flowers into the corners but I ended up just sticking to a blanket stitch around the entire edge.
A blanket stitch is just about the easiest embroidery stitch you can do. Just poke your embroidery needle in about 1/4″ from the edge, come out at the edge, and catch the thread in your stitch before poking the needle through again about 1/4″ from the last stitch.
This will probably be much easier to SHOW you… Take a look at this picture and then watch the video below.
Like I said, I made this several years ago — before I was doing video so I don’t have a video of me doing this stitch. But here’s a video from Hobby Lobby.
I laid out my embroidery thread colors in the order that I wanted to use them. Then I just stitched until a color ran out and switched to the next color. No exact measurements for this project!
Here’s how I did the stitches around the corners.
And here’s a close up of the different colors I used… aren’t they pretty? I love fall colors! Probably because we don’t live in an area where the leaves turn pretty colors so I have to add fall colors myself to my home decor.
How to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table
And here’s the finished project… (NOTE: You can see how I made these leaves HERE.)
I especially liked this table runner because the middle is blank, leaving room for me to get creative with my Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Notice that I folded the table runner in the middle so that it would fit our table and we would still be able to see the blanket stitches on the ends.
More DIY Fall Home Decor Ideas
If you like this table runner idea, check out these other fall home decor ideas:
- How to Make a Fall Wreath Out of a Rake
- Where to Find the Best Cheap Fall Throw Blankets
- Easy DIY Fall Felt Leaf Garland
- Where to Buy Fall Wreaths That Fit Your Budget
- 17 Interesting Fall Table Runners to Make
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim