Decorate Your Table With A Stenciled Tablecloth

Learn how to stencil a tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil in four easy steps. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

Learn How To Create A Stenciled Tablecloth In Four Easy Steps

Good morning, my DIY home decorators!  It was just this past Friday that Cutting Edge Stencils shared a post by Gina from A Sense of Design that featured our Kerry Damask stencil painted across a black tablecloth.  So pretty, right?

Stenciled table cloth using the Kerry Damask pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-damask-kerry.html

Then over the weekend one of our talented fans, Tea, sent us these gorgeous pictures of stenciled tablecloths that she painted for her home using our Zinnia Grande Stencil

A pink stenciled tablecloth using the Zinnia Grande flower pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/flower-stencil-zinnia-wall.html

She also created this blue-tiful version using the same stencil. We love it!

A blue stenciled tablecloth using the Zinnia Grande flower pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/flower-stencil-zinnia-wall.html

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With the holidays just around the corner, stenciled tablecloths are certainly on the rise.¬† Look at this gorgeous creation by GingerSnap Crafts using our Turkish Tulip pattern.¬† We’d love to be invited to this luncheon!

Stencil a tablecloth using the Turkish Tulip pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/moroccan-stencil-tulip.html

Do all these stenciled tablecloths have you planning your next gathering?¬† We knew you’d love this stencil project!¬† Before you send out the invites, we want to make sure you have the step-by-step instructions on how to create your own stenciled tablecloth.

We’d like to say hello to Jessica, the crafty DIYer and blogger behind Lemon Tree Creations.¬† She was looking to add some flattering table decor to her dining room.¬† She found this adorable polka dot fabric at her local thrift store but it needed something.¬† She put her crafty thinking cap on and decided to give it a paisley touch by adding our¬†Sari Paisley Wall Stencil in a vibrant blue.¬† We think it’s totally awesome.¬† Now let’s take a look at how she crafted it!

Here is the scoop on how to stencil a tablecloth (this project comes from Lemon Tree Creations):

Learn how to stencil a tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

 

First you’re gonna need this stuff listed below:

1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above.¬† If it’s needed, iron the drop cloth or fabric to remove any wrinkles.¬† For this project, Jessica used a piece of polka dot fabric that she found at a local thrift store.¬† You could easily use a drop cloth to create a whole tablecloth similar to the one shown above by GingerSnap Crafts.

2. Secure The Stencil: Position the stencil design on the piece of fabric. Then you can secure the stencil in place using painter’s tape.

A stenciled tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

3. Start Stenciling:  Pour your craft paint onto a plate or paint tray.  Mix up the paint with the fabric medium (2 parts paint to 1 part medium).  Then dip your stencil brush into the paint. Blot off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry.  The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible.  Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge.  Next you will paint the design onto the canvas square with the stencil brush using a dry brush (stippling) technique.  Stippling is when you tap the brush repeatedly over the stencil opening.

A stenciled tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

4. Complete the Pattern:  If you are stenciling a tablecloth then you may need to reposition the stencil so you can continue to paint the pattern on the entire surface. Let the paint dry for two hours.

Now let’s position it on our table and presto chango, we have a gorgeous tablecloth!¬†¬† Oh, and this project is so easy that even a first time stenciler could get the hang of it.¬† Jessica had this to say about her stencil project, “I was able to bring out a unique and inviting style to my now “not so shabby” little nook! (which I simply can’t take my eyes off of!)”¬† Great job, Jessica!

A stenciled tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

Would you consider stenciling a tablecloth for your next gathering? Leave us a comment below!

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew