I have been obsessing lately.
Not about the normal stuff- the home, my weight, Colin Firth.
No, I have been obsessing about COUNTY FAIRS.
I literally mean obsessing.
And not the county fairs of today with the 45 year old carnie blasting Iron Maiden from the Tilt-A-Whirl.
I’m talking about old school county fair– you know, the ones from The Muppet Movie and Babe.
(warning- all my historical references will be movie based)
I can taste the cotton candy, smell the kettle corn (and possibly the prize winning hogs), feel the hay beneath my feet and see the huge red and white tent filled inside with blue ribbon pies and quilts and jellies of every variety.
Now I picture myself on a grassy hill over looking this fair, having a picnic with my family, and this is the tablecloth or picnic blanket I’d want to bring.
Bunting Tablecloth Supplies:
Store bought tablecloth (Home Goods $10)
Variety of fabrics (mostly all of mine came from Joann’s- I know, cute for Joann’s!)
Grosgrain ribbon (approximately the diameter of your tablecloth)
Wonder Under (also known as double sided fusible web)
thread to match bunting and thread the same color as ribbon
Directions for Bunting Tablecloth:
Iron the Wonder Under onto the backside of fabric
Use the template to trace the pattern onto the Wonder Under paper backing
Cut all the bunting (I cut 24 of them for my 4-6 person tablecloth)
Peel the Wonder Under paper backing from bunting
Iron the bunting onto the front side of the tablecloth
(don’t stress over placement- the more random the better!)
Here’s my random placement and I promise you I put no thought into it at all
Now for the ribbon- use the same color thread as the ribbon and start anywhere
Sew the ribbon into place twisting and turning it as wanted
I let some pieces of the ribbon not lay flat for variety
Don’t stress out about this part- It looks harder than it actually is
And that’s it!
Now go make one and take your family to some grassy knoll, in some country town, on a warm summer night and enjoy the view– at least in your dreams.
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