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Text Printed Table Runner

Here is a really easy way to make any table ready for any celebration. A printed text paper runner! Perfect for Thanksgiving when filled with phrases of thanks.

To make the runner, go to your local copy store with one of the following: a printed version of what you’d like the runner to say, a copy of your favorite quote, phrase, or saying from a book. You could even use a photo. Ask for a blueprint copy – Kinkos calls it a full-size copy. It is a very affordable way to make a black and white copy, the copy will come up to 36 inches wide and can be made to stretch as long as you prefer. This five foot runner cost about $3 to make.

After designing this one for Thanksgiving, my mind has been buzzing of all the great ways to use this idea for the birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings we have coming up.

P.S. More Thanksgiving DIY ideas right here.

11 Comments

  • Lisa || Happy By
    November 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    This is a simply genius idea Victoria! Love the endless variations you can create with your hint :)

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  • Yelle
    November 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Such a great runner! I love the varying fonts, and the only way to make it even more perfect for me would be to add some fall colors!

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    • Victoria
      November 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Yelle, that would be awesome. The copies don’t come in color- since they are so cheap (at Kinkos the black and white is only 30 cents a square foot!). In color it would cost a lot more.

      You could add color with table top accessories though, or even paint a bit of color into the paper after it is printed- that would be pretty.

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  • Tanya
    November 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this idea!!

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  • Kristen @ miss prissy paige
    November 6, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Love this idea – and I like the previous comment about adding some color. Wouldn’t it be fun to outline some of the fonts with puffy paint! Add a little color and a little texture!

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  • chelsea
    November 7, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    That black and white tile is amazing! is that your kitchen??? that is so rad!

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    • Victoria
      November 7, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Awww, Chelsea I wish that was my kitchen:) It’s a favorite restaurant here in Reno, it is gorgeous inside- I wish my kitchen looked just like it!

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  • chelsea
    November 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    It’s SO great that they let you shoot so much there! How awesome!

    HOW FUN! It totally looks like it could be YOUR place!

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  • chelsea
    November 8, 2012 at 12:00 am

    PS, I dream of black and white tiled floors one day!

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