I am sure by now, most of you have seen our dining room table change for nearly every season. I like to change it up a lot, just like our front door wreaths. It keeps things looking new and fresh without spending a whole lot of money! This summer I wanted something more Americana-like, rather than flowers or bright and beachy. It wanted it to coordinate with my Patriotic Clothespin Wreath.
I started with a plan to use the denim placemats that Hubs’ Grandma gave me a few months ago. They are so cute, and NEED to be on my table a lot more often! (if you want to make some of your own, check out the bottom of this post) Then I set out to hide my yellow table top. I love my 1952 table and chairs, but it just does not coordinate with the red, white, and blue theme I was planning. Some leftover burlap, found in the recesses of my crafting closet worked perfectly.
I ironed the burlap and cut it to the size I wanted it. Then threw a zig-zag stitch around all 4 edges so that the whole table cloth does unravel during dinner one night. Simple and effective. I ended up using full size bandanas for the napkins, and let me tell you – folding a full size bandana into a tiny little pocket is not the simplest task. If you want to see all of the options we tried, and how Hubs’ and I ended up folding these check out my Bandana Napkin Post.
Want to make Denim Placemats for your house? There is a great Tutorial on Sweet Salvation: Upcycled Denim Placemats.
I love the way our 4th of July table looks, it would be perfect for a morning with friends and a great cup of coffee!
Do you change your table up for holidays or seasons?
DIY Bandana Napkins
One final thought, when choosing your napkins please do NOT use American Flags. It is extremely disrespectful to the flag!