Turn Paint Sticks Into a Herringbone Table Runner

Transform basic wooden paint sticks into a trendy herringbone table runner. Guests will never believe this designer-style runner had such humble beginnings.

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Glue Runner Onto Felt Background

Once you're happy with the first section of runner, run two strips of painter's tape across both sides of the runner. Flip over.

Using a utility knife, cut a piece of felt to the rough width of the runner. Then, use a pencil to mark where additional cuts should be made to ensure felt isn't visible from top of runner. Make additional cuts with utility knife.

Spray back of felt with spray adhesive. Let stand for 30 seconds to allow glue to become tacky, then attach to back of table runner. Let dry for a few minutes, then flip over and remove painter's tape.

Repeat with remaining sections of runner, using the end of each existing section as the guide for the beginning of the next section.

Tip: Make a mark on the end of each section with a pencil, and use the same mark on the beginning of a new one. This will help you assemble the sections in the correct order.

Paint Table Runner

When all sections of the table runner are assembled, it's time to paint! Pull sections apart slightly and spray a light coat of your color of choice onto the runner. (We used copper.) Repeat until fully covered and desired hue is achieved, allowing to dry between coats.

Set the Table

Use the finished table runner as the base for a stylish indoor or outdoor centerpiece. When the party is over, split the sections apart and repurpose as kitchen trivets.

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