I actually made this table runner with things that I had around the house so it's about as cheap as you can get. The fabric is canvas painter's dropcloth that originally came from Sherwin Williams. I bought it to make a slip cover and pillow and had quite a bit left over from that project.The stencil was bought for a painting project in my master bedroom that has still not been completed (or even started for that matter)and I used leftover white wall paint. The trim on the ends was leftover from a bulletin board project. (I will show that DIY later on.) This project took about 2 1/2 hours and included minimal sewing. (You could also do no-sew with stitch witchery.)
Items that you will need:
sewing machine w/white upholstry thread or stitch witchery
hot glue gun
The first thing you will need to do is measure the length and width that you want.
I used dropcloth that was already hemmed on two sides so that made it easy to only sew one width and one length with white thread. If you don't know how to sew, you can use stitch witchery which can be found at any fabric store and just involves ironing the tape to join the fabric together. You can follow the instructions on the package. I have to tell you that I used to be intimidated by a sewing machine because I hadn't done much with one since 7th grade home ec. but I finally got up the nerve to purchase one and I have to say that it was really easy to use. They come with simple instructions for basic sewing and I basically taught myself. I still don't do things like zippers but I'm working on it.
Shared with Courtney at her Feathered Nest Friday Linky Party