Fourth of July DIY: An Straightforward-Breezy Blueberry-Impressed Tablecloth by David Stark

This week we’re combing by way of the Remodelista archives for a few of our all-time favourite summer time tales. Right here’s one:

Right here’s a DIY tablecloth for Fourth of July that’s really easy that really anybody—from kindergarteners to the arts-and-crafts-averse—could make it. Maybe better of all? It’s blessedly understated, which implies it may possibly have a life effectively after the fireworks are over.

You don’t want any instruments (only a couple new pencils, a field, material, and a few paint) to make this blueberries-inspired DIY tablecloth. Why blueberries? Other than the apple, is there a extra American fruit? Apart from, “July is prime time for this seasonal fruit. Why not give it the quarter-hour of fame it deserves?” says David Stark, our go-to skilled for occasion design and the mastermind behind this intelligent venture.

Beneath, the three-step directions for crafting this exceedingly straightforward DIY. Observe: Whereas David and his crew opted to make a tablecloth, you possibly can simply as simply trend placemats, a picnic blanket, or a butcher-paper runner utilizing the identical methodology.

Pictures by Corrie Hogg and Susie Montagna for David Stark Design.

The Supplies

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Above: Martha Stewart Crafts has 41 shades of Acrylic Craft Paints.

  • Acrylic paint, in brown and two shades of blue
  • Material or paper
  • Pencils with new erasers
  • Small paint brush
  • Small field or field lid

Step 1

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Above: Use a small brush to hint the field or lid onto the material with brown paint. Repeat to create the scattered farmer’s market sample as we have now.

Step 2

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Above: Fill your baskets with tiny blueberries in two shades of blue! Merely dip the eraser into the paint and stamp it onto your material.

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