I love the bright and unique color combinations of the rustic handwoven Serape blankets. Since we're not traveling to Mexico anytime soon, I have an easy DIY tutorial to share today. Kunin Felt is the perfect medium to create a DIY Mexican Serape Table Runner to decorate for your Cinco De Mayo celebration or add color to your everyday table. This is a quick and easy project and the perfect way to use up felt scraps!
Bring a Festive Flair to your table with a Serape
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Here’s what you need to create a DIY Table Runner from Felt:
- Kunin Classics™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Ocean Blue (three); Cadet Blue, White, Black, Orchid, Prickly Purple, Peacock, Pumpkin Spice, Orange, Gold, Neon Green, Apple Green, Olive (one each).
- Kunin Classics™ Felt Bolts 1 yard by 20 yards – White, 36” by 60”
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
- Pom Pom Ball Fringe Trim – Black, 24” length
- Scissors – I LOVE my Fiskars!
- Stabilo Aquarellable Pencil
- Metal Ruler (36″) or Wooden Yardstick
Here’s how to create a Mexican Serape inspired Table Runner:
Measure and cut an 11” wide by 60” long rectangle from Kunin Classic™ Felt Yardage, white using a Metal Ruler. This will be the base of the DIY Mexican Serape Table Runner. Any color felt (or heavy fabric) would work for this base because you won't see it from the top.
I use the grid on my tile floor to make sure that my yardage is square. The Aquarellable Pencil from Stabilo is the perfect waxy style pencil to mark on the rough surface of the felt. I use the white on dark colors and the black on light colors.
Measure and cut the following strips from Kunin Classic™ Felt, all 12” long. Ocean Blue: two 6” wide and three 3” wide. Cadet Blue: six 1” wide. Orchid: four 1” wide. Prickly Purple: four 1” wide. Peacock: two 2” wide. Pumpkin Spice: two 2” wide. Orange: two 1” wide. Gold: two ½” wide. Neon Green: two ½” wide. Apple Green: two 1” wide. Olive: two 2” wide. White: six ½” wide. Black: six ½” wide. This was the layout that I created based on my Serape research, but you can mix and match colors that make you feel festive.
To build the DIY Mexican Serape, measure to the center of the white rectangle at 30” and make a center mark with the Aquarellable Pencil. Starting with a 3” Ocean Blue rectangle in the very center, dry fit all strips prior to gluing. From the center to the right, place the Kunin Classic Felt strips in this order: Black, Cadet Blue, White, Olive, Apple Green, Neon Green, Ocean Blue (3”), Gold, Orange, Pumpkin Spice, White, Cadet Blue, Black, Orchid, Prickly Purple, Peacock, Prickly Purple, Orchid, Black, Cadet Blue, White and Ocean Blue (6”). Repeat the pattern from the center to the left.
To finish the DIY Mexican Serape, attach black pom pom ball fringe trim to both edges of the table runner with Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue. I love the dramatic contrast the black trim creates, but you can use what you have on hand. You could also use individual pom poms, rick rack, or make your own tassels.
I hope you will use my DIY Mexican Serape Table Runner as a jumping-off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create some Cinco de Mayo home decor!
Vibrant colors with touches of black and white combined with ball fringe to complete this festive faux project! Swap out the colors and measurements for a custom creation!
Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
Check out my Easy Clay Pot Sombreros a fun Cinco de Mayo Kids Craft.
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