Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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martha stewart placemat runners

Want to impress your guests? Decorate your party table with these pretty, personalized placemat runners! You’ll whip them up in no time, thanks to perfectly color-coordinated supplies from Martha Stewart’s indigo party collection. Read below and you'll see just how fun and easy they are to make!
Step 1
First, let’s cut the pretty printed table runners to fit your table! Fold the paper tablecloth in half lengthwise. Measure 14" from one short end and make a mark with your pencil.

TIP: Fourteen inches is the perfect width for a table runner that will sit underneath Martha Stewart’s indigo paper plates (which are each 10½" wide). If you’re using different plates, just measure 3" - 4" wider than your widest plate. That way, your runners will extend about 1½" - 2" on either side of your table setting.
Step 2
Next, place your T-square ruler at the mark you’ve measured anddrawa line across the short length of the folded tablecloth (from fold to edge). Cut along the line neatly to make your first table runner. Continue to measure and cut across the tablecloth’s length until you have enough runners for your table.

NOTE: Remember that each runner, once unfolded, will extend across your table’s width, so it’ll cover two place settings (one on either side of the table).
Step 3
Unfold your runners and place them across the width of your table. If you like, you can first place a solid-colored tablecloth underneath, or you can just arrange them across your bare table. 
Step 4
Use an opaque marker to write a guest’s name onto each runner at their table setting, just above the edge of the table. Let the marker dry for a few minutes.

TIP: Slip a piece of scrap paper underneath each runner as you write on it to prevent the ink or paint from seeping through to your table surface.
Step 5
Almost done! Now, just sprinkle confetti over your table and finish setting your lovely table. Your guests will be delighted!

TIP: We’ve got tons of party décor, such as paper plates, doilies, napkins and more! Want to find more products and projects that match your indigo party theme? Just click here
 
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