Looking to dress up your table for spring? We’ve got just the project! A few months ago we were lucky enough to be a part of the launch of the Silhouette Cameo 4 plus, the newest cutting machine from that wonderful brand! This machine cuts materials up to 15 inches for more space to create, and we used it to make this DIY Vinyl Table Runner, embellished with some lovely florals, in a snap! (You don’t have to own the larger machine to make this project, you can use the craft cutter of your choice!) Here is what you’ll need:
Supplies needed to make your own DIY Vinyl Table Runner
CAMEO 4 Plus
Plain table runner
Heat Transfer Vinyl in lavender, light pink, coral and orange
Teflon sheet or thin cloth for pressing
Tassels + string to attach them, if desired
How to make your own DIY Vinyl Table Runner
Watch the video tutorial here, or follow the steps below.
Step 1: Load the flower design into your cutting software and arrange it to your desired size. (We used this design in Silhouette Studio.) You can arrange this project two ways. You can print by color and assign each petal and stem to its color in your software and then cut your design, or you can cut a full flower in each color, and then piece them together after cutting. Cutting by color uses up more vinyl but is a bit easier when applying.
Step 2: Once the design is ready, load your vinyl into your machine and send to cut.
Step 3. Weed the excess from your backing sheet. If you chose not to cut by color, you will want to cut each flower piece, using scissors, and piece them together on the transfer tape. If you did cut by color you can place transfer tape over the full design and rub, using pressure to adhere. Then, slowly remove the design from its backing.
Step 4. Place your flowers transfer-tape-side-up on the table runner. Place a teflon sheet or thin dish towel over the flowers and press with a hot, dry iron. I usually will press for about 20-30 seconds and then will try to lift the transfer tape and see what hasn’t adhered, and then press again, if necessary. Repeat this step with all flowers until you have achieved your desired pattern.
Step 5. If using tassels, attach them to each end of the runner using a needle and thread. Tie a knot to secure and use scissors to cut any excess thread.
That’s it! This is such a pretty little project and is the perfect way to bring spring to your kitchen table!
xo, Sam & Liz