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I created my Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree Napkins and Table Runners using two coordinating fabrics to set the mood.

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FAIRIES IN THE FOREST TWILIGHT SOIREE NAPKINS AND TABLE RUNNERS

My Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree posts contain a number of options for the party decor and craft projects.  The Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree napkins and table runners are just two the of the party’s craft projects.  They’ll lend real panache and style to your fairy party’s decor.

I decided to kick it up a notch by choosing two coordinating fabrics for the tablescapes.  The two patterns take the theme from just nature, to a magical respite among the trees surrounded by punches of mystical deep purples.

When used over deep purple satin tablecloths, the two patterns really “pop”!  Once dusk arrived, the tablescapes provided lots of drama to the party space.

It’s really fun creating fabric projects and choosing from the myriad selection available, even online.  Fabric projects can be that final decor component that really helps a theme looked “finished” and pulled together.

 

FABRIC PROJECTS SUPPORT YOUR PARTY THEME – Fairies in the Forest Table Runners & Fairies in the Forest Napkins

The party’s tablescape design called for two runners crossing in the middle of a round table.  Then, each place setting would have a coordinating fabric napkin with simply hemmed edges. (if that!)

I’m not an accomplished seamstress by any means, but can do simple home decorating projects, etc.fairies in the forest twilight soiree napkins and table runners

My plan was to do two different versions of the runners, one with a sewing machine and the other as a no-sew project.  This way I could offer a great project for the gal that doesn’t sew!

To keep things immensely simple, I purchased a matching trim to use around the perimeter of the runners, saving me from actually hemming the fabric at all.

NOTE – With the no-sew project, you simply carefully attach the trim with fabric glue. Place a yardstick on the edge of the fabric, leaving edge to adhere the trim.  

Yes, that does make them non-washable, but as a rule I recommend using Scotch Guard on all your tablecloths and napkins anyway.  I apply a light coat after washing and ironing my linens, especially the white lace ones!   That little tip has saved me many hours of pre-soaking. 

 

SEW VS. NO SEW, THAT’S THE QUESTION

I knew this project wouldn’t take an immense amount of time. Even for an elementary level sewer (did I just call myself a waste disposal system?) as myself. 

All told, it took me about 2 hours for all four runners.  The 8 napkins were whipped out in about 90 minutes from start to finish.  The above pic was taken before the naps were actually finished.  It’s kind of a practical thing, but I needed to take the pictures before it got too dark that evening! 

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Now the fabulous news for the gals who don’t own a sewing machine and don’t want to!  

I used FABRIC GLUE to attach the trim on two of my runners!  It’s incredibly easy to use (I’m kinda messy) and it went super fast.  Next time I might not even get my sewing machine out of the box!

As is my way with these types of projects, I’ve given you the basic guidelines to accomplish the finished project. 

But, I’ve also left you lots of wiggle room to get creative and let you personal style shine through your finished design.

(NOTE:  I really didn’t feel comfortable calling myself a “seamstress”, hence the bad joke!)

YOU’LL FIND THE PRINTABLE PROJECT CARD AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

 

FAIRIES IN THE FOREST TWILIGHT SOIREE

I don’t think you’re going to want to miss reading the master post for my Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree.fairy-party-floral-chandelier-project

You’ll get the full scoop on how I hosted an intimate dinner party to celebrate the last days of Summer.

Each time I publish a new “theme party”, I’ll be posting a group of related articles simultaneously.  They’ll include the gathering’s theme decor, menu, recipes, invitations, theme craft projects, guest favors, and everything else you’ll need to tap into your own creativity.

Each recipe and craft project come with their own printable “how-to” cards for your convenience.

Here’s some of the fabulous things you’ll find in this theme party’s posts: 

  • 3 Fairy themed printable invitation designs to send to your guests
  • Complete menu from appetizers & signature cocktail, a cold buffet dinner & 2 desserts
  • Moss photo framed menu project
  • Fairy themed centerpiece and guest “take-home” favor projects and place card holders
  • Fairy Lite Blossom Chandelier project

 

I’ve put together an incredible party to help you and your friends celebrate the last waning days of Summer.  Go forth and celebrate!

I like to think, that if you unleash your creativity and use my recipes and tips that you can host and enjoy your own Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree this summer too.

CLICK THE LINK TO GO TO MASTER ARTICLE:   FAIRIES IN THE FOREST TWILIGHT SOIREE

 

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Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree Napkins & Table Runners

Yield: 4 runners & 8-12 napkins
Active Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Medium
Estimated Cost: $15 - $30

A super simple sewing project that sends the Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree table scape over the top! Just check out how the runners and contasting napkins pull together the whole theme's vibe: magical and moody!

Materials

  • 2 yards fabric for runners (45" x 72")
  • 1 yard fabric for napkins
  • Approx. 20 yards matching trim (I used a woven braid)
  • Matching thread

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Fabric glue

Instructions

  1. Cut the 2 yards of runner fabric into 4 equal lengthwise strips.
  2. Pin trim to outer edges of runners and sew them into place.
  3. For the napkins, cut the fabric into 8-12 equal pieces (the size will depend on the width of your fabric and how many napkins you want to make)
  4. Make a simple hem along all four sides of the napkins to finish.

NO SEW METHOD

Instead of using a sewing machine, simply use Fabric glue to attach the trim to the edges of each side of the runners.

I used fabric glue for two of my runners and sewed the remaining two runners.

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