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DIY Halloween Tablecloth with Googly Eyes Fringe

Updated on September 10, 2014

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 d├ęcor this year.

What's not to love about this funky fringed DIY Halloween tablecloth? It's got googly eyes as 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? :)

DIY Halloween Tablecloth - Materials Required
DIY Halloween Tablecloth - Materials Required | Source

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.

DIY Halloween Tablecloth - Attaching Fringe
DIY Halloween Tablecloth - Attaching Fringe | Source

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

Closeup DIY Halloween Tablecoth with Metal Fringe
Closeup DIY Halloween Tablecoth with Metal Fringe | Source

Pause for a Poll

DIY Halloween Tablecloth with Eyeball Fringe
DIY Halloween Tablecloth with Eyeball Fringe | Source

Would you decorate with a DIY Halloween tablecloth you made yourself?

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Attaching Googly Eyes to Metal Washer Fringe
Attaching Googly Eyes to Metal Washer Fringe | Source

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

DIY Halloween Tablecloth - CloseUp
DIY Halloween Tablecloth - CloseUp | Source

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.

What is your favorite part of Halloween?

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      goldenrulecomics 3 years ago

      Seeing the kids all having fun.

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      This funky tablecloth is fun.

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      Cute idea, Pam.

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Dressing up with the kids.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Seeing children having a fun time celebrating. :)

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      bossypants 5 years ago

      Having trick or treaters come to my door. So cute! Just like your clever tablecloth! I love this idea. You never cease to amaze me, Pam!

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Bobbing for apples - old English custom.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Candy! (but that's the favorite part of most of my days!) I love this idea. SO cute!!!