Trick or treat table runner for Halloween

This table runner is easy to make even if you only have basic sewing skills.  You will want to use this year after year!


  • orange fabric: the amount of fabric will depend on how long and wide you want your runner to be.  I made mine about 13 inches wide and 48 inches long so I needed 1  1/3 yards.  I had lots of fabric left over since I only needed 13 inches of width.
  • 1  1/3 yard of white fabric (I used a print) for the bottom of candy corn and the back of the runner.
  • 1/4 yard of gold fabric
  • black felt
  • lettering stencils

Step 1.

Trace letters using stencils. Cut out letters from paper and use them as patterns to cut letters from felt fabric.

Step 2.

Cut runner from orange fabric. I made mine 48 inches long and 13 inches wide.  Place letters on runner and pin into place. Hand stitch them as shown.

Step 3.

Cut out candy corn pieces from pattern as shown. The top piece is gold, the middle is orange and the bottom is white.

Step 4.

Pin top to middle piece of candy corn and stitch. Then pin bottom piece to middle section and stitch.  Press.

Step 5.

Cut a piece of orange fabric the same size as the front piece.  Pin the two pieces together ( right sides together) and stitch all the way around leaving an opening to turn to the outside.  Turn and press. Hand stitch the opening as shown in last picture.  Repeat this step to make seven more  candy corn pieces.

Step 6.

Cut out spiders from black felt and hand stitch them onto the runner.

Step 7.

Cut out the back piece and then put the two pieces together (right sides together) and stitch all the way around leaving an opening at one end to turn to the outside. Turn and press.

Step 8.

Stitch the end closed.

Step 9.

Hand stitch the candy corn to each end of the runner as shown.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.