No Sewing Needed for Bandanna Table Runner

We’re still going strong with the patriotic summer makeovers–there are just so many great ones to choose from! Today’s rescue comes from Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, who realized recently that with company coming over she probably ought to change out her Easter decor “to something more appropriate for Summer and the upcoming holidays.” Some leftover bandannas from a previous project fit the bill!



Jamie took three bandannas from her leftovers,  cut them “into 4 equal pieces and laid them out into a pleasing pattern.” Once arranged, she used hem tape and a hot iron to assemble her table runner–beginning with rows of two, then “hemming” those rows together. Then Jamie did a final 1/2 inch hem of the outer sides to even everything up. She chose to make a narrow runner because, as she says, “my kids are messy.” (Smart thinking.) This quick project packs a great visual punch!

no-sew-table-runnerFind out how to make your own no-sew runner at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.


Stamp From a Plastic Container

I have another amazing recycling project to show you today from Ama of OhOh Blog….and this time Ama has really outdone herself!  She took this plastic food container (the kind that holds things like berries or grapes) and turned it into a stamp.

OhOh Blog stamp before

But it wasn’t just any stamp…nope, Ama went the extra mile and used it to stamp a repeating pattern onto a piece of fabric.  Now she has a one-of-a-kind table runner for elegant winter decor and dining!  You would never guess that this gorgeous patterned runner was the product of a salvaged plastic container!  It looks like something you’d find in a high-end home decor store.  Impressive!

OhOh Blog stamp after

You can see how Ama stamped this runner at OhOh Blog.