a pinterest christmas: kraft paper table runner.

this is not really a christmas-y craft, but it was a fun addition to the snowglobe forest i shared on wednesday {see here}. you could make this paper runner for any occasion, or just for your everyday table.

paper table runner

{original pinterest link – paper table runner}


  • paper – i used the kraft paper roll from aaron’s birthday {see here}

  • scissors

  • ruler

  • pencil

  • chalkboard paint pen

i started by measuring my table & figuring out how wide & long i wanted the runner to be. then i measured out & cut my kraft paper to make the basic runner {it was a really long rectangle}.


then i had to figure out what shape i wanted the end of the runner to be – straight, one pointy end, or two pointy ends. i chose two pointy ends, & measured & cut .



i could have just left the runner as is but i liked the idea of having some kind of design that ran along the edges of the runner. i went with a simple dot & dash pattern that i freehanded with a chalkboard paint pen.


finally i placed my new runner on the table & set up my snowglobe forest.

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i like the way that kraft paper runners look, but they are also really practical since you can use them to protect your table from food {& throw away afterwards} or for a distraction for kids or dinner guests {just leave out some crayons!}. i like to cover our table, sideboard, or kitchen island with kraft paper when we are entertaining to fancy up those spaces a bit, but also to streamline clean-up {no laundry like with cloth runners or tablecloths!}.

ready for some more {p}inspiration? check out these ladies:

amanda @ Without A Doubt

maggi @ Greg, Maggi, & Rodney

abbi @ The Pena Family

kendra @ The Gilbertson Family

{also, catch up on the last two years on my diy tutorials page here.}


have you been {p}inspired by any christmas projects this year?


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