Do you like how I called this “Kid Friendly” as a euphemism for “embarrassingly simple”? This is how it goes folks – when I sew, I don’t mind complicated and technical, when I no-sew, it’s going to look like a 3rd grade project, at best.
I also don’t know whether this is a true “runner”, as it only sits in the center of the table, but let’s not quibble over the name and get onto the tutorial!
(I apologize in advance for the flash photography. This was a true “crafterhours” project. In fact, it was “crafter” my bedtime too.)
A few yards of patriotic ribbon
A large rectangle of red felt (or make it a full runner size)
Dark blue and white felt scraps
double-sided fusible, embroidery floss & needle, glue gun, or sewing machine, depending on how you want to affix your stars
a star template (I just printed one out from google images after googling “star template” :)
Step 1: Frame the red felt with the patriotic ribbon. I laid down two strips of fusible tape on one side of my rectangle, you may need more or less depending on the width of your ribbon. Then I carefully laid a length of ribbon over it and pressed it down with my iron.
Step 2: Before you cover another side of the rectangle with ribbon, create a mitered corner in your ribbon by fusing it to itself with a small scrap of fusible tape.
And that’s it! Down and dirty easy last minute table decor!