Haunted House Table Runner
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Haunted House Table Runner

Set your table in spooky style this Halloween! Give an ordinary table runner a terrifyingly terrific makeover with ombré tie-dye effects and haunted house screen print designs that’ll have everyone screaming with delight.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ – Rainbow
  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint – Ebony Matte, Yellow Glow and Purple Glow
  • Tulip® Fabric Paintbrushes – Round
  • Tulip® ScreenIt™ All-in-1 Screen Printing System
  • Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion®
  • Table Runner, Cotton – White
  • Disposable Plastic Tablecloth
  • Paintbrush – Wide Disposable Bristled
  • Water Container
  • Masking Tape
  • Decorative Trim

Project Instructions

Step 1 Wash table runner and leave damp. Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth and tape down to secure. Lay damp table runner out flat on work surface.

Step 2 Mix red, yellow, and purple dyes from Rainbow Kit according to package instructions.

Step 3 Working on sections of table runner at a time, squeeze yellow and red dyes onto runner and blend colors with a dampened large bristled paintbrush to create blended ombre effects and shades of orange where colors intersect, creating the look of a sunset.

Step 4 Add streaks of red and purple dye along top half of runner to create clouds. Dip paintbrush in water and blend colors into fabric. Continue process until desired look is achieved.

Step 5 Allow runner to set for time recommended in package instructions, or overnight for most intense colors.

Step 6 Rinse runner under cool running water to remove excess dye. Allow to air dry.

Step 7 Print haunted house pattern and use it to create a print screen with the ScreenIt™ machine, following instructions included in package.

Step 8 Once you have your print screen ready, place the ScreenIt™ base under the runner in the position you want your graphic to be. Lightly spray runner with Repositionable Tacky Spray™ and place screen onto runner.

Step 9 Squeegee Ebony Soft Fabric Paint included in kit across screen. Immediately remove screen and clean with cool water. Let runner and print screen dry.

Step 10 Use Ebony Soft Fabric Paint and small paintbrushes to complete your Halloween landscape. Let dry.

Step 11 Accent finished landscape with Yellow Glow and Purple Glow Soft Fabric Paints. Let dry.

Step 12 Accent table runner with trim as desired, gluing in place with Fabric Fusion®. Let dry.


For crisp, clean design images when burning your screen, first spray Aleene’s® Repositionable Tacky Spray™ onto design paper before placing on top of screen to burn. The adhesive provides a temporary hold to the pink film sheet during the burning process, helping to produce a super clear image.

Craft Notes

Designed by Lauri Eaton, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.