When I was planning my wedding, I was working against a budget that, like most brides, required me to be choosy on what would be “worth” spending money on. I wanted to pour as much of the budget as possible into the reception, which meant I had to be smart about how we took care of other aspects of the wedding, like decor.
When I decided to try my hand at making my own table runners for our wedding, I had no idea if it was going to work. In fact, I was mentally and emotionally prepared for them to look terrible, but they ended up being one of my favorite details from our wedding. I had some of my bridesmaids over one Saturday, whipped up some Mimosas, and we got to work on the table runners, and it was SO easy.
I designed mine to match our wedding invitations, but depending on your color scheme or occasion, you can choose whatever colors and “design” you like, but the overall process will remain the same regardless!
How To Make DIY Dyed Table Runners:
-White fabric cut into your desired table runner length (I don’t recommend using muslin or any “soft” fabrics like that– I tried and it was a huge fail. Use a plain (read: cheap) cotton fabric instead).
-Fabric dye in your desired colors (I used 3 shades of blue Rit dye)
-Gold or desired accent color acrylic paint (I used a shimmery gold!)
-Small spray bottles
-Newspaper or cardboard (to go under the fabric while you dye)