I’ve got a super quick and easy DIY for you today if you’re looking to add some extra design to a table runner or table cloth for a spring brunch! Sometimes I get tired of using the same white tablecloth or kraft paper runner, so I went back to my Kindergarten art skills and used some potato stamps to add some color and I’m showing you how below. I stamped a kraft runner, but you can also stamp a tablecloth! You’ll need a few supplies:
- Exacto Knife
The first step is to slice your potato in half. Let each slice sit on a paper towel for 30-45 minutes so the paper towel will absorb some of the moisture. Then draw a simple design on the face of the potato using your marker. Take your Exacto knife to trace the design, then slice off a 1/4″ slice of the potato, carefully circling the potato so as NOT to cut off your design, but to remove the circle surrounding it so you have a stamp sticking out. Repeat with the other slice. Next, use a paint brush to put paint onto your stamp, then stamp away! I got about 2-3 stamps each time before I had to re-ink. Try to keep your design simple. My rectangle turned out a bit off which I decided added some character, but my tip is to not try to draw a masterpiece! Then just stamp away! To stamp an entire tablecloth is a bit time-consuming, so be sure to set up camp in front of the TV and watch your favorite TV show! You can follow a pattern or go wild! But the time is worth it, and you’ll have a colorful, unique tablecloth to use for spring brunches, Mother’s Day, or summer parties! If you’re stamping a tablecloth, be sure to find some permanent paint that won’t wash out when you launder the tablecloth.