Life Love Larson: DIY Kraft Paper Runner


Monday, March 4, 2013

DIY Kraft Paper Runner

I just love kraft paper.  It’s so versatile and it’s inexpensive and there are so many ways to customize it to fit your needs.  I hosted a baby shower this weekend and wanted to make a custom runner for my island, where the food was being served.  I kept the décor pretty simple, using pinks and gold.  More details to come on the shower, but here is the simplest runner ever!
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Cut your kraft paper to size (I buy mine at Dollar Tree), which for me was the length of my island.  Dip a pencil eraser into cheap acrylic paint and start stamping your paper.  My paper was long, so I broke it up into smaller sections and let each section dry before starting the next.
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Kraft paper is neutral enough that it doesn’t distract from whatever is going on on top of it, which in my case was the food and desserts.  I was kind of rushing around as guests were arriving, so I didn’t get a good shot of the runner (bad blogger), but you can catch a glimpse in the photo below.
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This simple little detail cost about 50 cents, (I already had the paints and only used half the roll of paper).  The best part?  Just throw it away when the party is over for easy clean up!  Happy Monday, friends!

1 comment :

  1. I seriously need to go to our Dollar stores and look for what they have. I had no idea that they had Kraft paper. This is a great idea! I'm having Bunco at my house and this will be perfect for my bar. Thanks for the great idea!!