This runner is made from felt and the leaves are connected using scrapbook paper fasteners. I did this so that I can move the leaves around a little so that the runner will work with different holiday decor from year to year. This will also allow me to take one long runner and separate it into two shorter ones on Thanksgiving day since I have to use two tables to seat everyone.
- different color felt pieces
- stiff pellon interfacing
- paper fasteners
I used some big leaves for my pattern that I purchased at a craft store. You need to cut out different colors of felt and then cut out pieces of stiff pellon interfacing for each leaf.
Press the pellon interfacing to the back of each leaf following the manufacturers instructions that come with it. You may need to trim away excess as you can see in the picture.
Line up the leaves in the pattern that you want. Holding the two leaves together punch holes through both at the same time as shown. I used eyelet punchers so the hole is small enough to keep the paper fastener in place. You can use an ice pick if you don’t have an eyelet punch.
Push the paper fastener through the holes joining two leaves together. Open it up on the back to secure as shown.