This past weekend found me outside scrubbing winter dust and dirt off of our patio furniture. As I sat in my now cobweb free chair, taking a small break from the cleaning, I started to picture how to spruce up our patio set for a brand new season. While contemplating this, my eyes landed on our patio table. It’s a fine table although a bit….boring. The solution? A new triangle tablecloth!
Perfect, now the design. Something colourful is a must, something exciting and trendy would be great. I googled for a while (my little break quickly turning into an extended break) and found it. A geometric print tablecloth, covered in colourful triangles. A fun, easy design. So I got started. I will admit that this project wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Making the triangles does require some concentration, I had some misses that I needed to fix up. And then painting the triangles…. I won’t lie, it takes forever. But the end result is 100% worth it!
What You’ll Need:
A plain tablecloth or some fabric
Ruler and pencil
Lots of colourful fabric paint
A cartload of patience
Decide how big you want your triangles to be, I did mine at 6”. Measure 6” intervals along the edges of the cloth. Use a yardstick to connect the lines diagonally in both directions. Then draw a line across the lines horizontally to divide the lines into triangles.
Paint in the triangles, one colour at a time in a random pattern. You may need to let some sections dry before moving on with this step.
Let dry and you’re done! It’s only two steps but this project does require a time commitment. Don’t forget to share your photos with us and let us know how this project worked for you.
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