Making an Oilcloth Table Cover

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After I finished Beckett’s table, we had our first little craft session and I instinctively grabbed a trash bag to cover the top. While incredibly functional, it’s not very attractive or practical to keep reusing. It made me think of an oil cloth shop that I pass on my way to work but have never had the chance to venture inside. Over the weekend, I did exactly that and came out with some orange striped oil cloth.

I love this project because it was cheap, quick and easy. The trip to the store took longer than anything else.

Here’s what I used:

• 48″x48″ piece of oil cloth
• Scissors
• 24″ String
• Marker
• Tape Measurer

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The fabric came in 48″ width so I got just over a yard to make it a nice even square.

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Flipped it over to the back side and measured to the center both sides so I knew where to draw my circle.

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To draw the circle, I tied the string around the pen and held it in the center. I had to readjust in a couple of spots because its hard to do in one motion. My string wasn’t an exact 24″ but closer to 23″ which makes the entire width of the circle 46″.

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I couldn’t be happier with the finished piece! It adds some color in here all while being totally functional.  Any other kid room projects I should know about? I love getting inventive in these spaces.

 

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