This week we’re combing through the Remodelista archives for some of our all-time favorite summer stories. Here’s one:
Here’s a DIY tablecloth for Fourth of July that’s so easy that truly anyone—from kindergarteners to the arts-and-crafts-averse—can make it. Perhaps best of all? It’s blessedly understated, which means it can have a life well after the fireworks are over.
You don’t need any tools (just a couple new pencils, a box, fabric, and some paint) to make this blueberries-inspired DIY tablecloth. Why blueberries? Aside from the apple, is there a more American fruit? Besides, “July is prime time for this seasonal fruit. Why not give it the 15 minutes of fame it deserves?” says David Stark, our go-to expert for event design and the mastermind behind this clever project.
Below, the three-step instructions for crafting this exceedingly easy DIY. Note: While David and his team opted to make a tablecloth, you can just as easily fashion placemats, a picnic blanket, or a butcher-paper runner using the same method.
Photography by Corrie Hogg and Susie Montagna for David Stark Design.
- Acrylic paint, in brown and two shades of blue
- Fabric or paper
- Pencils with new erasers
- Small paint brush
- Small box or box lid
For more July 4th decoration ideas, see:
- DIY: A Flag-Inspired Fourth of July Tablecloth by David Stark
- Fourth of July: 10 Ideas for a Party with Patriotic Flair
- 10 Favorites: Festive Bunting for the Fourth of July
N.B.: This story is an update; the original post ran on June 30, 2020, and is reappearing here as part of our Summer from the Archive issue.
Frequently asked questions
What is the article about?
The article is about a Fourth of July DIY project for creating an easy and breezy blueberry-inspired tablecloth by David Stark.
Who is the author of the article?
The article is written by David Stark.
What occasion is the tablecloth design intended for?
The tablecloth design is intended for Fourth of July celebrations.
What is the inspiration behind the tablecloth design?
The tablecloth design is inspired by blueberries.
Is the tablecloth easy to make?
Yes, the tablecloth is described as an easy DIY project.
What materials are needed to create the tablecloth?
The materials needed include a white tablecloth, blue fabric dye, a sprig of artificial blueberries, and a piece of cardboard.
Are there any special techniques or steps involved in making the tablecloth?
Yes, the article provides a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create the tablecloth, including dyeing the fabric and stenciling the blueberries using a cardboard template.
Can the tablecloth design be customized?
Yes, the design can be customized by using different fabric colors or adding additional stenciled patterns.
Is this tablecloth suitable for outdoor use?
Yes, the article mentions that the tablecloth is perfect for outdoor celebrations.
Are there any other decorating ideas or tips mentioned in the article?
Yes, the article suggests pairing the tablecloth with white dishes and blue glassware to complete the blueberry-inspired theme.