Well, I told you yesterday that I was saying Farewell to Fall and hello to Christmas, didn’t I?
I’m nothing if not a woman of my word, so I’m back again today with my first Christmas craft of the season!
I just love me some Ballard Designs. Don’t you?
But, their prices don’t love me back.
So, I have to resort to knocking them off. That always sounds so wrong doesn’t it?
Kinda has a Bonnie and Clyde ring to it. I’m just going to think of it as imitation being the sincerest form of flattery!
This is my version of the Ballard Designs Hanging Ornament Table Runner.
Mine ~ $15.00
Here’s what you will need to make this:
1. Drop cloth cut to size of runner you want (don’t wash the drop cloth first!)
2. Fabric squares or remnants
4. Ribbon in coordinating color
5. Glitter Paint writer in color of your choice
Step 1 ~ Using whatever you can find that works, cut out your desired ornament shapes. I was trying to do my best to imitate the Ballard version so I went with round…and used a glass ’cause I really stink at doing shapes freehand.
Be sure to use a really dull pencil over and over again before finally going in search of one that is sharpened! It adds to the whole “tortured crafter” thing.
Step 2 ~ Once you have your shapes cut out (ok, so I actually don’t totally stink at doing shapes freehand since I did that one on the far right! Not bad huh?) place them on the drop cloth runner and then use No-Sew/craft glue to attach.
Step 3 ~ Cut twine to desired length (they should all line up at the top) and put a knot at the bottom where it attaches to the fabric ornament. Glue twine in place.
Step 4 ~ Use the ribbon to cover up the top of the twine pieces and attach with the No-Sew glue or craft glue.
Step 5 ~ Finish off the edges of the ornaments with glitter paint
Step 6 ~ Stand back and admire your handiwork and then take it off the table before your children can cover it with crumbs. Oh wait…
I couldn’t resist snipping some Rosemary and bringing it inside. It makes the whole house smell so wonderful!
I gave this little white box some detail courtesy of the Graphics Fairy and it looks so festive filled with Christmas goodness, doesn’t it?
It’s official, my house is making the shift from Fall to Christmas.
Don’t believe my husband if he tells you that I’ve been listening to Christmas music since before Halloween.
It was only instrumental music so that doesn’t count right? But you better believe that Bing, Nat and Perry (Como not the Platypus) are bellowing out their best Holiday tunes now!
How about you? Is your home starting to make the shift too?
Thanks so much for joining me as I
knocked-off kindly imitated Ballard’s today at the Fence,
This post is partying here:
Feathered Nest Friday
Open House Party
Meet Me Monday
How cute is that??! Answer: So cute! And simple! And brilliant! I just love the little bit of pattern the fabrics that you chose add too. Well, done!
Love this! I can’t believe their price, your version is wonderful, the brighter fabrics give it a festive pop!
You did such a great job on this that I may have to knock off your knock off!
Judy Clark says
Vanessa – That is really cute and I like the price so much better. Reminds me of the pillows last year from PB I think.
Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home says
Your comment about Perry (not the platypus) made me almost choke on my coffee!!!
Love your runner, it’s so pretty!!
Adorable table runner, just love it!
Sooooo cute Vanessa, I love it!! I love the way you filled that pretty tray with greenery and berries too! Can’t wait to start decorating for Christmas!
You did a fabulous job on this a Ballard KnockOff. I just shared it on my Facebook page. Can’t wait to see more holiday knockoffs and ideas in the near future. Heather
Thank you so much Heather! 🙂
Linda@Coastal Charm says
Oh my goodness…this is SUPER DUPER CUTE!!! Just think how many ways you can do this for more upcoming holidays.
Great job! I love this project. I love the fabric pieces you chose.
Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) says
This is gorgeous!! Looks pretty simple and you can’t be the price – love everything about it! =)
Linda @ it all started with paint says
So super cute — and I’m not just saying that because I’m crazy for drop cloths!
That is too cute!
This is a lovely table runner, so glad you shared.
That is the cutest table runner ever. I love it. I’m sure you kids must love it too. Great job as always.
Hi Vanessa! Oh, this is so cute! You did a great job of copy catting and the little dangly ornies are just darling! You’re good, honey! 😉
Be a sweetie,
I love it! Such a cute Idea and I haven’t even seen the Ballard one but I’m sure yours is MUCH cuter!
I love the table runner! You did an excellent job!
And yes, even though I haven’t pulled out the Christmas decorations, you can bet I’m listening to Christmas music…and have been for some time now!
Beautiful table runner! You did an amazing job re-creating it!
Recreate and decorate says
That is too cute! Yes slowly I am decking the halls! My husband as been deployed and will be home Dec 1 so I want the house to be ready for him! Thanks for sharing!
Nana Diana says
Vanessa- You did a wonderful job! And you can’t beat the cost. I love all your prrojects- you are so talented. xo Diana
That is really cute, Vanessa!
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
I LOVE this! I so love Ballard Designs as well – I have two of their catalogs sitting nearby and their pages are earmarked!
I just posted a Target holiday pillow “knock-off” earlier this eve (I know – that sounds so mean!). 🙂
Thanks as always for all of your great posts!
Love, love this runner!!! Vanessa, It is so pretty! I have a thing for runners so I may have to try my hand at making this. Just beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!
You did such a great job on this that I may have to knock off your knock off!
I love your bLog!!!!!
Leslie Stewart says
I love this runner! So cute and thanks for sharing the great tutorial! Have a great day and a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thrify lady you have produced yet another keeper! Your table runner is adorable and I just love the fabric you picked out for the ornaments.
OK, this is super cute and you did a great job with it. really fun for Christmas!!
Hi Vanessa, The runner is sooo cute that I may have to copy you! Hope you don’t mind. The box filled with rosemary is also wonderful. Thanks for partying at the Open House party and I hope you have a great weekend.
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says
You had me at no sew – and the cuteness factor too!!
Pining for this and pinning it too!
Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says
This is so gorgeous! I love it. Really nice job 🙂
Carlene@Organized Clutter says
Great knock off runner. The white box and natural vignette is so nice.
So cute! I love the fabrics that you used to created the ornaments. Your centerpiece is pretty, too!
I’ve been busy crafting a pillow that’s similar to your runner. I’m hoping to have it ready to start enjoying just after Thanksgiving.
Hi Vanessa, what a great knockoff! You did such a good job on that, and it’ll be fun to get that out each year, won’t it? And I really love the little white box on top. You’re so talented! Have a great day!
Oh Vanessa this is just gorgeous – what a beautiful job!!!
This is so cute, Vanessa! Great job!
That is very cute! Love the fabrics you used! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining me at HSH!
Are you hems around the edges of the drop cloth once you cut to size? If no… once you wash(?) does it fray?
… sewing hems…
Vanessa I love this! It turned out great!
Liz @ Quirky Vistas says
I’m loving this! It would go so well with the felt Whoville tree I have on my table! Thanks for the tutorial. I’m going to try and find a way to fit making one of these in along with everything else. It’s so adorable!
Shannon @Fox Hollow Cottage says
Vanessa this is super sweet!! I had not seen the original so as far as I’m concerned.. you invented it 🙂
Krista @thehappyhousie says
This is stunning! I love it – thanks for the tutorial. Pinning and I want to make my own!!