By Beth Watson
Kunin Felt is the perfect medium to create a faux Mexican Serape Table Runner to decorate for your Cinco De Mayo party this weekend. Vibrant colors with touches of black and white combined with ball fringe to complete this fun faux project!
Here’s what you will need:
- Kunin Classics™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Ocean Blue (three); Cadet Blue, White, Black, Orchid, Prickly Purple, Peacock, Pumpkin Spice, Orange, Gold, Neon Green, Apple Green, Olive (one each).
- Kunin Classics™ Felt Bolts 1 yard by 20 yards – White, 36” by 60”
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
- Expo International – Lolita 5/8” Pom Pom Fringe Trim, Black, 24” length
- Scissors, Pencil, Ruler, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Here’s how to make it:
Measure and cut a 11” wide by 60” long rectangle from Kunin Classic™ Felt yardage, white. I use the grid on my tile floor to make sure that my yardage is square.
Measure and cut the following strips from Kunin Classic™ Felt, all 12” long. Ocean Blue: two 6” wide and three 3” wide. Cadet Blue: six 1” wide. Orchid: four 1” wide. Prickly Purple: four 1” wide. Peacock: two 2” wide. Pumpkin Spice: two 2” wide. Orange: two 1” wide. Gold: two ½” wide. Neon Green: two ½” wide. Apple Green: two 1” wide. Olive: two 2” wide. White: six ½” wide. Black: six ½” wide.
Measure to the center of the white rectangle – 30” – and make a center mark with a pencil. Starting with a 3” Ocean Blue in the very center, dry fit all strips prior to gluing. From the center to the right, place the strips in this order: Black, Cadet Blue, White, Olive, Apple Green, Neon Green, Ocean Blue (3”), Gold, Orange, Pumpkin Spice, White, Cadet Blue, Black, Orchid, Prickly Purple, Peacock, Prickly Purple, Orchid, Black, Cadet Blue, White and Ocean Blue (6”). Repeat the pattern from the center to the left.
Starting in the center, attach all felt strips with Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue matching up all edges tightly. Once dry, flip over and trim any uneven edges with scissors.
Attach black pom pom trim to both edges of table runner with hot glue.
I hope you will use my Faux Mexican Serape Table Runner as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create some Cinco de Mayo home decor! Swap out the colors and measurements for a custom creation! Felt is an easy, versatile and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
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