Pre-washed ½ yard linen, burlap to desired tablecloth dimensions, ½ yard of accent fabric, ½ yard of printed burlap, repositionable adhesive, pins, embroidery floss, needle, hot glue gun and glue, buttons, ball jars for candle holders, scissors, twine
- Spray repositionable adhesive on the back of the stencil and press onto linen.
- Place a small amount of paint onto a pallet. Dip your stencil brush into the paint. Spread it around in a circle on a fresh space so that the paint is evenly distributed on the bristles. Blot the end of your brush on a paper towel to remove excess paint.
- Dab the paint onto the area you are stenciling. Let the paint dry and repeat for a second coat.
- Allow the paint to dry before peeling the stencil from the fabric and place on a new section of linen. Repeat making 4 bird stenciled pieces.
- Pull burlap strands from the edges of the tablecloth to create a fringed edge.
- Cut around the stenciled bird pieces leaving a 1” to 2” border for stitching.
- Pin the bird pieces to the corners of the burlap tablecloth.
- Cut an 18” piece of floss, thread your needle and tie a knot at one end of the thread.
- Starting on the backside, stitch the bird piece to the burlap with a running stitch around the border of the linen. Optionally, you can pick threads on the edge of the linen to make it more rustic.
- To make the corner tassels, cut 4, 1” x 12” strips of fabric from the accent fabrics. Pull the strips through your hand to make the edges raggedy.
- Cut a small slit in the corner of the burlap and thread the 4 pieces of fabric through. Bring the ends together so they meet. Tie a small piece of fabric towards the top of the tassel to secure it to the cloth and hot glue a button over the tie. Optionally, you can cut the tails of the tassel pieces in half so it has extra fringe. Repeat on all the corners of the tablecloth
- If you have extra fabric, you can cut an accent square for the center of the tablecloth. Finish the edge with a running stitch.
: The secret to successful stenciling is having a very small amount of paint on your brush while you dab the paint into place.