With Halloween parties, and Thanksgiving feasts, and Christmas dinners all on the horizon, we are entering one of my favorite seasons – tablescape season! I love to build a beautifully textured and layered design when setting my table for the holidays, and one of my favorite tricks for making a unique tablescape is to use fabric-by-the-yard for a handmade touch. I got a chance to play with some of the new Waverly Inspirations line of fabrics at Walmart, and I was like a kid in a candy shop playing with all the of colors and patterns in the collection! I picked out a few of my favorite Waverly Inspirations fabrics to set a fall-inspired table and share a few of my tricks for using fabric by the yard to create a handmade table design.I started to put together the base of the table with a black and white toile fabric from the Waverly Inspirations line that I used as a tablecloth. My garden table is an irregular tablecloth size, so using fabric by the yard is a great solution – I just cut it to the correct length to match the table shape. Toile is such a classic design to use for holiday tables – I can add pumpkins for Halloween, warm harvest tones on top of it for Thanksgiving, and mix in red and green accents for Christmas to make it work across the season. To add some color to the table, I used a thick blue and green stripe fabric from Waverly Inspirations to create a table runner. Striped fabrics are great for adding visual length to a smaller table; the stripes are also built-in guides for cutting a straight line to get the table runner looking polished! Next, I layered in a botanical print fabric as napkins that pulled in similar blue and green tones. I love how this fabric adds color and organic elements to the table design. The blue and green tones of both of these fabrics helps create a complementary contrast to the warm, seasonal fall harvest tones of the pumpkins and flowers I added to the table. The final detail on the table is a bold black and white striped fabric that I rolled and cut into strips to create bow-like napkin rings. A few sprigs of wheat got tucked into the napkins for an organic touch and another nod to the fall season. I love how the different Waverly Inspirations line patterns came together to create a unique, autumnal table design! You can shop the whole collection at Walmart.com.
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