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DIY Halloween Tablecloth with Googly Eyes Fringe
A Halloween Tablecloth You Can Make With a Funky Wiggle Eye Fringe
Every holiday an important focal part in decorating is the table. There are many ways to dress up a table. Here's a fun idea for a unique tablecloth as a part of your Halloween décor this year.
What's not to love about this funky fringed DIY Halloween tablecloth? It's got googly eyes as fringe.....you know you want to make one, right? :)
Several years ago I designed a similar funky tablecloth and published a how-to on eHow. That pattern has been altered slightly to create this fun tablecloth especially for Halloween.
It's an easy DIY Halloween craft I hope you'll enjoy making to decorate your home for All Hallows Eve. Isn't it BOO-tiful? :)
Making a Halloween Tablecloth - Step 1
For the DIY Halloween tablecloth shown I cut a 36" x 36" square of the netted fabric. (Choose a size suitable for a tabletop in your home.) You'll also need size 10 black crochet thread, a size 5 metal crochet hook, lots of googly eyes, a hot glue gun and two sizes of flat metal washers.
The metal washers are available at your local hardware store or also on Amazon. Buy them buy the boxful and save even more!
The Eyes Have It.......Googly Eyes, Wiggly Eyes, Wiggle Eyes
Choose self-adhesive googly eyes or ensure a very secure adhesion with a glue gun.
Attaching Fringe to DIY Halloween Tablecloth - Step 2
Start anywhere at the edge of the tablecloth. Make a slipknot on the crochet hook and chain 3. Alternating metal washers, *single crochet through opening near edge of the fabric AND also through the metal washer to secure the fringe. (see closeup photo below)
Chain three and single crochet in next opening.
At next opening, chain 3 and again insert crochet hook through both the opening and the metal washer. Single crochet to attach washer to edge of fabric.
Repeat from * until all four edges of the netted fabric tablecloth are complete.
CloseUp of Step 2 - Attaching Metal Fringe to DIY Halloween Tablecloth
Pause for a Poll
Would you decorate with a DIY Halloween tablecloth you made yourself?
Step 3 - DIY Halloween Tablecloth
Attaching Googly Eyes to Metal Washers
Complete the funky fringe on this Halloween tablecloth by hot gluing googly eyes to the front of the metal washers. It helps to cover a hard work surface with sheets of wax paper during this process.
Apply as many or as little of the wiggle eyes as desired. I just attached them intermittently until I was satisfied with the final look.
Tip: After a dab of hot glue on the back of the googly eye, wait a few seconds before applying the eye directly onto the face of the metal washer. This slight delay ensures a better bonding of the surfaces.
DIY Halloween Tablecloth - CloseUp of Funky Fringe - Googly Eyes are a Great Accent for Halloween
You can see in this closeup how truly cool and fun this Halloween tablecloth can be. I've chosen to lay it on the diagonal which really showcases the ghoulish fringe.