What day is it? Hump Day!! I said that a little more excitedly than the camel huh?! Well, that’s because I am sooo excited that it’s Wednesday… I am sooo ready for the weekend! This is my kiddos first week of school and I HATE getting up early!! I cannot wait to sleep in and hang out ALL day with my boys!! Hehe!! I know, I sound like a high school kid, but mornings are torture for me!! Bwahaha!!
After having such rainy weather all last week and into the weekend, I’m telling you it poured and poured and poured! So, I really wasn’t feeling like going out into my shop to build…even though I have a list a mile long of things I need to build!! Lol!! I figured rainy days are great for crafts and I haven’t done much crafting lately!! What?! I know!! Well, I whipped up this really cute table runner wall hanging from a table runner I had that just didn’t look as good as I had hoped for on my table…but I think it looks fantastic on the wall!! Lol!!
I forget how fun crafting is…it usually doesn’t take as long as building something and you get the same instant gratification from it!! Woot Woot!! I’m sure with fall right around the corner I will be sneaking in a few more crafts…I already have a a couple in mind that I can’t wait to make and share!!
So this little table runner wall hanging is super easy, takes very little supplies and I think creates the perfect subtle backdrop for above my nightstand!! The materials are enough to make two of the same wall hangings if you would like, and all in all, total cost is 26.00 if you were to go buy this table runner brand new, if you use one you already have…its a dollar for the dowel rod and another dollar for the string!! Yesss!! I love it!!
– ½” x 48” dowel rod
– table runner of your choice – mine is from Pier 1
– hot glue gun
– drill bit a 1/16 bigger than your string diameter
-string of your choice – mine is just some cotton off white string
Look at that super old glue gun!! Lol!! I couldn’t find my newer one and it still works by golly!!! Haha!!
Alright, so to start off, cut the dowel rod down into two 20 inch pieces! Mine were cut before I took the above photo…and now that I’m looking at the photo only one is in it!! #badblogger
Drill your holes about an inch or so in from each side of the dowel rod…I didn’t even measure mine, I just eyeballed it!! Make sure that your dowel rod doesn’t roll at all when you drill your second hole…you want the holes lined up and drilled the same direction!!
Pull your string through the hole and tie it in a knot on what you want to be the bottom of your dowel rod! Make sure the knot won’t slip through the hole…I put a dab of hot glue around the knot to make sure!!
Next cut the table runner in half! This table runner is only held together by the threads that are being cut, so if you use one like it, make sure and have your glue gun ready…don’t try to pick it up…it will fall apart! Take the glue gun and glue along the edge you cut to make sure it doesn’t fall apart and don’t move the table runner, set your dowel rod on it and roll it up on the dowel rod!!
Make sure you center the dowel rod on the table runner! I just eyeballed this as well!
Sorry for the blurry pic…I am just rolling and gluing here! Put a good line of glue once you get it to the length you want…and VIOLA!! It is done!! You can repeat the process and make your other one!! How awesome was that?! In all of ten minutes you can have some really great wall art and for so cheap as well!! I am ready to make five hundred crafts!! I was so excited by how this turned out…okay, not really my shop is already calling my name…I need to use power tools…luckily today was sunny and I already have been!! Woohoo!!
Now to hang it…if you are interested…this was really fun too!! Brad from Fix This Build That showed on his IG stories how he made a picture hanging string tied between two knobs, which gave me the idea to use the knobs I already had and hang this the same way he had!! (Check his blog out by clicking the link above if you enjoy woodworking…he always has great tips and amazing builds to share!)
Take your knob…any type of cabinet knob and screw the screw that comes with it, into it!
Now using a dremel or other small cutting tool for metal…cut the screw head off of the screw!
Now you have the perfect screw ready to be placed into a plastic wall anchor! Screw the wall anchor into the wall and then screw your knob into the anchor and hang you beautiful piece!!
I don’t know about you, but I love it!! Make sure and pin it if you do too!! Thanks so much!! Have a wonderful evening!!