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?
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…
She also created this blue-tiful version using the same stencil. We love it!
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!
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):
First you’re gonna need this stuff listed below:
Drop Cloth or piece of fabric
A stencil (for this project the Sari Paisley Wall Stencil (large) was used)
- Stencil brush <— We prefer the one in this link.
- Painter’s tape
- Small paint tray or plastic plate
- Paper towels
- Craft paint found at Michaels or JoAnns ( for this project a color similar to FolkArt Brilliant Blue was used)
- Textile Medium like, FolkArt’s Textile Medium found at your local craft store
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.
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.
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!
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
Mostly I like the Ginnia Grande Stencil design. What a fabulous design it is. The entire method of stenciling makes me excited to apply on my tablecloth. Thanks you for sharing guidelines through pictures.
Thank you for your comment darrenmotto, and in case you haven seen them we have a lot of “How to Stencil” videos: http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/how-to-stencil-videos.html