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Set the table in a breeze with a kitsch chalkboard inspired tablecloth!
I've noticed that my food photography looks so much tastier against a dark background, so I made a black tablecloth and as I already have so many chalkboard painted things in my kitchen, though the chalkboard theme would look perfect on my tablecloth too. It makes setting the table for dinner a breeze and looks super cute!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Chalkboard Tablecloth - Step 1
    Step 1

    Buy or make a tablecloth out of black fabric.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Chalkboard Tablecloth - Step 2
    Step 2

    Set your table like you normally would with placemats, coasters and cutlery and trace around their positions with a chalk pen.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Chalkboard Tablecloth - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trace around the placemat and coaster to get the basic shape and around the cutlery.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Chalkboard Tablecloth - Step 4
    Step 4

    Get creative, adding swirls and patterns on the outside of the outline. Feel free to experiment because if you don't like the design at this point, you can just wipe it away.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Chalkboard Tablecloth - Step 5
    Step 5

    Keep going until you're happy with your design.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Chalkboard Tablecloth - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now use a fabric paint pen to trace over your design. Make sure to be careful and get it really neat this time - use a ruler if you don't have a steady hand.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Chalkboard Tablecloth - Step 7
    Step 7

    Iron the tablecloth on the reverse to set the fabric pen and make the design permanent.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Chalkboard Tablecloth - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place your tablecloth back on your table.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. Chalkboard Tablecloth - Step 9
    Step 9

    Set the table and enjoy!

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this one laydi
this one laydi · San Diego, California, US · 14 projects
filed under things i have to do when i move out
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1426 projects
Hehe. You'll get addicted to chalkboard paint when you have your own place. It's so good for crafting!
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