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November 27, 2014

Personalized Touches: Fall Table Runner

By sdwedding

Details with a personalized touch make a wedding more your own. For a Fall wedding, a table runner of colorful leaves and gourds brings the coziness of the season to your table. The runner we made is 8 feet long x 8 inches wide and would look fantastic on a sweetheart or head table.

Materials Needed:
Strip of fabric the length of your table runner (we used burlap from Michaels that measured 15′ x 5″ and cut it to size)
Assorted autumn leaves (either real leaves from your yard or from a craft store – we used both)
Assorted small gourds (we used bags of small gourds by Ashland found at Michaels)
Spray Adhesive – we like Elmers Craft Bond Spray Adhesive (craft store)
Glitter Finishing Spray – we like Recollections in gold (Michaels)

To make the table runner, lay out the fabric to its full length. Next to the fabric, start assembling the leaves. You will want to mix the colors and shapes and make the leaves a bit wider than the fabric. Once you have the leaves laid out how you want them, you can begin gluing them onto the fabric. Make sure you protect the area around your table runner from the over spray of the spray adhesive. Working in small areas at a time, spray the adhesive onto the fabric and then place the leaves onto the fabric. Once all of the leaves are attached, you can begin gluing the gourds onto the runner.

Once the adhesive is dry, spray the runner with glitter finishing spray. It gives the runner an extra layer of hold plus adds shine and subtle sparkle to the decor. Any extra gourds can be glued (use a hot glue gun) to ribbon to create matching napkin rings.

Submitted from our guest blogger-Kristin of Stephanie Rose Events, Fine Wedding Planning & Design, 858-461-8423. We appreciate the contribution to our San Diego Style Weddings Blog. Follow us for her weekly new craft or insight on ways to personalize your wedding!