Drop Cloth Table Runner

Drop Cloth Table Runner

Drop Cloth Table Runner

Would you like to make a drop cloth table runner that looks just like linen? The drop cloth material that painters use is great fabric when you want the look of linen. It is inexpensive and durable. You can purchase a 6×9 piece at Lowe’s or Home Depot and get 2 or 3 runners with this amount. To make a table runner,  lay out the material on your table, measure and cut to the width you would like it to be. After you have cut it, wash and dry it. When you pull it out of the dryer, it is kind of a mess. There will be strings all over the place. Use scissors to cut the wound up strings. Pull the strings from the edge to create a frayed look. Pulling the strings out takes a little bit of time but is simple. Put a good movie on to get this part done. Once you have created the frayed edge, iron it out and lay it on your table.

Drop Cloth Table Runner

I purchased this package at Home Depot for $10.99

Drop Cloth Table RunnerLay fabric out on your table.

Drop Cloth Table RunnerMeasure your desired width and cut.

Drop Cloth Table RunnerThis is what is should look like after you cut it.

Drop Cloth Table RunnerThis is what it looks like when you pull it out of the dryer.

Drop Cloth Table RunnerPull the strings out along the edges to create fray.

Drop Cloth Table Runner

Iron your runner out and lay it on your table.Drop Cloth Table Runner




  1. I love, love, love this table runner. I’ve made them with burlap and linen before but your’s is a great idea and it looks really nice. And I could even make one for my square table that is hard to find table cloths for. Thanks for the idea. (I’m in the blog class, too.)

    • You’re welcome. I’m glad you like the idea. They come out really great! Thank you for your input Lori.

  2. Love this idea!! And your table looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  3. Amber rice says

    If only I had a nice table! Looks great Kelly your amazing mom and wife! Hey maybe ill get a nice dinner table in my new house Tim’s building!!:-)
    Ill need serious help to decorate it

    • Thank you Amber! You too are a wonderful wife and mother. I can’t wait to help you decorate your new house! You should have Tim build you a custom dining room table. 🙂

  4. LURv!!! this is so awesome!! I’m a huge fan of the drop cloth (i may start a club lol) this turned out fabulous.

    • Thank you so much. I appreciate your feedback. Drop cloth is great- I’m a huge fan too! I like your blog- I’m starting to follow!

  5. Wonderful! I love dropcloths and the rustic look is fab! Your home is beautiful, too.
    I’m visiting you today from Redfly. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I’d love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

    • Thank you so much for your comment. I’ll visit your blog, link up, and leave a comment. Thanks again for your comment and for introducing yourself.

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