Monday, June 11, 2018

Rainbow Tablecloth


Red and Yellow and Pink and Green
Purple and Orange and Blue
I can sing a Rainbow,
Sing a Rainbow, 
Sing a Rainbow too.


Who doesn't sing that rhyme whenever there's a Rainbow?

I always do :) I can't help it. 

So, when I was perusing Pinterest for ideas for my daughter's baptism theme - HELLO RAINBOW:)

Plus, it goes along with a song that the LDS primary children sing to go along with their Baptism - 'Whenever I am Baptized'.


Here's what I did.

Visited the Dollar Tree and picked up a bunch of plastic tablecloths, minus orange (which Walmart had)

Then came the laborious task of literally being on my knees for two hours for one Rainbow table skirt. I made two! So, four hours! BUT I think it was well worth it. What do you think?


I bought white as my BASE cloth. This is what you'll stick your strips of colored plastic cloths onto.


An easy way to cut the tablecloths is when you pull them out of the cellophane wrapper, keep them as they are. Then all you do is cut them in half LENGTH WAYS!
You will use TWO lengths of each color for one whole cloth. Which is one whole colored tablecloth


Then you begin the long knee hurting, the back-breaking task of sticking each color on. 


I marked my middle first and then joined both strips of cloth. Then taking one of those strips, I measured where the middle of that was and stuck it down. THAT way its easier to GATHER in sections and not be left with either too much or not enough. AND you'll get an EVEN gather
You have to GATHER as you go and stick.



I found it easier to use a yardstick to hold my gathers then taking a clear tape to stick it down



JUST KEEP GOING :)


AND GOING
UNTIL YOU'VE GOT YOURSELF A RAINBOW TABLE SKIRT!







I MADE TWO OF THESE ONES FOR THE FRONT AND ONE FOR THE BACK. I JOINED THEM ON THE SIDES OF THE TABLE

I used some extra tablecloths I bought on top of the table to hide the tape I used to hold the table skirt up.





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