This DIY Embroidered Table Runner will get your holiday guests feeling all warm & fuzzy inside. Who doesn’t love a handmade touch—especially when it comes to setting the table?! I’ve made an otherwise plain table runner come to life with some simple stitches, in the hopes of reminding your friends and family members to dwell on all of the things that make them grateful in life.
By Laura Parke of A Girl Who Makes
-embroidery hoop (shown is 10″)
-two colors of embroidery thread
-needle (not shown)
1. Using the pencil, lightly draw a design on the edge of the table runner. In the example shown, the word is about 5″ above the hem. (Use a straight edge as a guide if you’re worried about keeping things straight.) I freehanded this design, which gave me some freedom, and I encourage you to do the same. Just have fun with it!