All the leaves are finally falling down in our neighborhood, which reminded me of my Stenciled Wood Fall Table Runner that I created two years ago. You can make the table runner in any color scheme you wish, simply using paint, stencil, and a piece of scrap wood. Here’s the how-to!
Stenciled Wood Fall Table Runner
Supplies (contains affiliate links)
- Wood Piece (mine was about 24×10 inches)
- Leaf Stencil (<==click to download), Cricut Explore, and Vinyl
- Or…a ready-made leaf stencil
- Chalk-based paint
- Paint brushes
- Clear wax or clear top coat
Sand your wood piece, if necessary, and paint a coat or two of chalk-based paint all over the top and sides of your wood piece in your selected background color.
There’s a giant oak tree across the street from my house, so I created a leaf stencil. You can download it here and cut it out by hand or with a Cricut Explore, or you can purchase a leaf stencil.
Once the paint is dry, place the leaf stencil on the wood piece. My stencil is in a random falling pattern but you can also cut out the leaves and place them in any pattern you wish.
Then stencil in the leaves with different colors all over the surface.
After the leaves have dried, cover the whole surface with a clear top coat made to be used with chalk-based paints to protect the paint. After it dries, allow to cure for at least a day before putting anything on it. All finished!
My stenciled wood Fall table runner looks pretty on our outdoor table made by my husband (though you’ll need to bring in the table runner if you did not use a weather-proof finish). It also looks pretty indoors with the Chalkboard Paper Placemats I made for my girls.
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