How to Make Tablecloth Weights for a Picnic Table
Here is an easy-breeze way to hold a tablecloth in place at a picnic or barbeque. Old pillowcases, ribbon, curtain hardware and rocks are used to make these festive yet functional weight clips.
These weights are great for the backyard, camping or make them with your favorite team colors for tailgating parties.
Tools and Materials
hot-glue gun and glue sticks
6 different styles of vintage sheets or pillowcases
1 flat vintage sheet to serve as picnic tablecloth
5 to 6 rolls of different ribbons or yarns
10 round stones about 2 inches in diameter
10 curtain clips
Prep the Fabric
Wash, dry and iron the sheets and or pillowcases. We used old colorful sheets to get a vintage style.
Cut the fabric into 1-inch wide strips with varied lengths from 24 to 27 inches. On at least two of the strips, cut the ends to give them a fringed look.
Lay Out the Fabric
Lay the strips down in a star like pattern, right sides to the floor. Place a round stone in the middle and from underneath pick the whole thing up and turn in over, making it look like a Halloween ghost.
Tie With Ribbon
Tie the rock in place with a ribbon, the ribbon should be at least 24-inches long. Then tie two more ribbons around the top with long strands.
Secure the Rock
Tuck in some of the fabric around the top of the stone and hot glue it in place. Allow some of the different fabrics to show from underneath.
Sew the ring of the curtain clip onto the fabric at the tip of the rock. Sew around at least 6 to 8 times and then tie knot and secure the thread.
Clip onto Tablecloth
Place tablecloth on the table. To continue our vintage look, we used a checkered-patteren flat sheet. Clip the weights around the whole table at the edge of the cloth.