Hey Guys! So the other day I posted about the She’s a Gem shower that I threw for my soon to be sister this summer. One of my favourite decor pieces from the shower is this DIY gem tablecloth.
The best part about this tablecloth? HUGE IMPACT for tiny dollars! The whole thing cost me $30.
$20 – Plain white Tablecloth, H&M
$5 – Craft paint assorted colours (Micheals)
$5 – Freezer Paper (you can pick this up in Canada at superstore, or order it from Amazon)
I already had the craft brush but you can get foam brushes for about $1 so… I’m considering that a negligible expense!
The steps here are pretty easy. First, I made the cut file in Silhouette Studio, first by making a giant rectangle the size of the table cloth, and then putting the gems where-ish I wanted them, something like this:
Unfortunately you do need to cut the freezer paper into 12inch x 12 inch squares and stick them to the cutting mat to cut them out, so we had to do this table cloth in stages, we’d cut out a square, iron it on and then cut out the next one. The gems are a good stencil because there are no ‘floating’ pieces, everything is connected.
Freezer Paper Tips:
- Cut out the freezer paper with the shiny side down, no need to flip the image.
- The settings I use are Blade 2, Speed 4 and thickness 7.
Then, you cut out the stencil pieces, one at a time. Once all the pieces are carefully ironed on, you can start painting!
Once they are all painted, something like this:
Then you can *very carefully* peel off the freezer paper. Let the table cloth dry and Voila! You now have a statement tablecloth for your next party!
Let me know in the comments what you’d put on a custom tablecloth!