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Wrapping-Paper Table Runner

Martha Stewart Weddings, 2006

Here's a quick and inexpensive way to add style to your reception space: Use gift-wrap runners. Trim paper to any width; it should hang 18 inches over table ends. Cover tops of favor boxes with the same paper. Wrap ribbon around box, and secure ends beneath place cards. Attach cards and ribbon to box lid with double-sided tape.

Used with a ruler, this handy implement (available at art-supply and craft stores) lets you quickly cut long, straight lines through paper or fabric. It's ideal for projects that call for lots of even cutting, such as the table runners and box tops above. Place paper on a self-healing mat to protect your work surface.

Comments (5)

  • Kathy Bowman 1 Aug, 2012

    How smart, love this idea

  • chicagonicole 23 Sep, 2010

    Does anyone know where you can buy the long rolls of decortive paper for long tables, I've looked everywhere!

  • makeitsew 29 Apr, 2009

    It's a rotary cutter. Comes in several sizes. Available at Michaels

  • maryhall86 23 Apr, 2009

    What's the paper cutter called?

  • tknb 3 Nov, 2008

    This looks great and I had not thought of it. I made the felt leaves for my Thanksgiving table. I will try this for a birthday get-together. I don't know it looks complete. Maybe...some curly ribbon in coordinating colors strewn under and about the the vases?