...napkins turned table runner...

While shopping at my neighborhood Kohl's store last week, armed with my Kohl's Cash & 15% off coupon, I ran across this set of napkins...on clearance...for $1.98...yep.

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do them, but please...$1.98? They weren't leaving the store unless they were leaving with me...(I said this same thing to my husband 13 years ago...except replace "They" with "You're" and "store" with "party"...that's a joke).

I got home, put the napkins on the table and thought...oh, yes...I'm makin' a table runner...and I'm makin' it right. now.

I ran downstairs, stitched the little beauties together (place edges right-sides together and straight-stitch end-to-end) and got this...

I think it's just perfect for fall...the pattern and colors remind me of an old grain sack (but for $1.98... again...$1.98...)

I'm leaving it un-ironed and messy on the table...I think it adds to the rustic charm...plus I'm bein' kinda lazy.

Have you ever bought anything just to use it for something it wasn't intended to be used as? (Have you ever read a sentence 5 times just to figure out it's meaning?)


  1. just about everything I purchase falls in that category, lol!

    I like the runner!

    On my to do list is adding rivets and ties to cloth napkins to make a table runner.

  2. Love the stripes - and wow! that box caddy you've got is stunning!!

  3. Perfect. As usual.

  4. Love it...I also love the crate you have!

  5. Perfect touch! I love it when I score a deal like that! Your tablescape turned out beautiful. AJ

  6. They look like they're vintage. They make a fantastic table runner. Great idea.


  7. It looks terrific!. I love kohls sales, you found a great bargain. Sending big hugs and sincere wishes for a weekend filled with joy, Katherine

  8. i love your humor, mags. your hubby is just as lucky as the napkins turned table runner, i'd love to go home with ya! ;) heehee!!

    GREAT job. they're awesome. i actually DID buy a nasty old ugly green outside light fixture JUST to alter. and danngit, i SWEAR one of these days i'm gonna re-vamp it! lol!


  9. ohh maggie---how did I miss this?!?!?!? :o) I love it. I did a pillow out of napkins once! I only wish they had been as cute as your napkins...maybe then it would still be out and being used! :o)

  10. i buy fabric and lots of stuff and never know what i'm going to do with it! i love those napkins and table runner! great idea!


  11. It looks great and I LOVE that basket! Beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark and I hope to see you back. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)


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