Make a Grass Table Runner

Celebrate spring with this bright and cheerful grass tablescape.

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

DIY Grass Table Runner

Salute the garden on your table.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft you will need: artificial turf / yard stick or tape measure / felt / craft glue / scissors / glass containers / assorted fresh flowers and wheatgrass / moss / twigs

Measure the Turf

With the yard stick measure your table surface. Cut a strip of turf to your table length. This turf runner is 12 inches wide by approximately 5 feet in length.

Protective Backing

Glue the felt onto the entire back of the turf and set it aside to dry. This will protect your table top from scratches.

Gather Assorted Glass

Gather a few of your favorite glass containers. Mix and match them for a touch of whimsy that combines vintage and modern.

Add Water

Fill each container half way with water.

Add Blooms

Begin to fill the glass containers with blooms. Trim the ends of the stems at an angle. Verify their fit and then remove any protective sheaths as seen here on these Gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii).

Assorted Arrangements

Arrange the flowers at the center of the grass runner.

The Grass Is Always Greener

Wheatgrass makes a lovely arrangement that is beautiful enough on its own. Ceramic berry dishes serve as planters here while garden moss helps to continue the green theme.

Color Combinations

White roses are featured in all of the flower bouquets. They help to tie together the floral arrangements and create a cohesiveness in your design.

Birch Twigs

Try adding small branches. Tuck some in the flower arrangements. For this design, I chose delicate birch branches. These bring another layer of natural elements to the design.

Layering Effect

All of these elements are layered together to create a spring vignette. Try getting creative as you refresh the tablescape. Other fun elements to add would include bird nests, small candles, forced flower bulbs and a relevant holiday or party theme: Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, baby shower or wedding.

Beyond Indoors

This grass table runner serves as a blank canvas for many other design ideas. When the weather is warm, bring it outdoors and use it to liven up your outdoor dining space.