Create Your own Antrho Inspired Red and White Striped Tablecloth
I love stripes so when I was looking for ideas for a 4th of July table cloth, I knew there were red and white stripes in my future. I have been in love with this striped tablecloth from Anthropologie since the first time I saw it, but it is no longer available to buy in the store.
Even when it was, it was pricey. So I thought I would try making one of my own! I love a good crafting challenge. Here is the version that I made with the help of my daughter.
I purchased a white tablecloth from Target and then pre washed it. I knew I was going to need a lot of red textile paint so I ordered it online from Dharma Trading Co. I order 32 oz. of the True Red.
To create my stripes I used Frog Tape that I purchased at Home Depot. It worked great and gave me a nice crisp line.
How to Paint a Striped Tablecloth
The most time consuming part of the project was taping off my stripes. I decided I wanted 5 inch stripes. I chose 5 inches because the width of my tablecloth was evenly divided by 5 so my stripes would end up evenly. It took me a few tries to figure out the math.
The red stripes measured 5 inches but the white strips were a bit different as I had to place the tape in the inside of the stripe, not the outside!
I lined up tables on my drive way and covered them with paper because the paint will come through the fabric.
I used a small foam roller to apply the paint.
Keeping the paint in between the tape lines is the biggest challenge and I must admit there are a few times I went over the line a bit. So if you are a perfectionist be sure and take your time!! I just decided it added character to the tablecloth! I enlisted a little help too and Tessa filled in some spots with a brush that I missed with the roller.
All in all though I loved how it turned out and it looks perfect on my patio table.
Fun, festive and ready for a party. I think I need one in another color now.
To add a little bit of quick decor I used some fun, empty tomato sauce cans I had in the recycling and some flowers form the garden. Got to love a pretty can!
Ready for dinner! For directions on how to heat set your fabric paint go here,