I recently posted about a simple college graduation party that I put together for two sweet young ladies. Because they have been friends since preschool, they had many meaningful photos together, and I wanted to incorporate them all. Many went into the Floral Photo Hoop, and I used others for this Photo Table Runner. It was very easy, inexpensive and easy to transport – all the things you look for in party decor.
- Kraft paper or leftover wrapping paper
- Printed photos of various sizes. I printed on regular paper from my home printer. (Take the number you think you may need and double that)
- Glue (both school glue and hot glue will work)
Photo Table Runner Instructions:
- Measure out the length of your runner and cut the paper to that length. I wanted my runner to be showcased on the front of the table so I may it long enough to almost touch the ground, but your length is up to you. My kraft paper was pretty thick so I only doubled up only on the ends to give it some stability. If you are using flimsy paper, be sure to double the thickness so you have a good base on which to adhere the photos. I used the whole width of the kraft paper, but I realized that it would have worked just as well a little narrower.
- Start with the larger photos and distribute them along the runner, gluing as you go. I had several copies of each, so I wanted to make sure they did not end up next to each other. Turn them at various angles. I also found it helpful to get some of the larger photos on the edges in the beginning. I angled mine to add more interest to the edges, but you could also do a straight edge.
- Continue layering on the smaller photos, stepping down in size as you go. You will end up with several odd-shaped empty spaces near the end, and here is where the smaller photos are very useful.
- Once dry, roll loosely to transport to your party space.
Just like the Floral Photo Hoop, this Photo Table Runner would also be great for anniversaries, retirements or engagement parties.
I would love to know how you incorporate photos into your parties and events. Until then…
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