Uses for Plastic Tablecloths

Plastic tablecloths have a wide variety of uses in addition to their intended one. These range from craft projects, to decorations, to use in the garden. This is a page about uses for plastic tablecloths.
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April 2, 2009

I am decorating for my son's wedding. He is having his buffet tables and dance floor in a very large shelter area. (60 x30) It is made of a metal roof and lots of poles. The view from one side is not the best (playground equipment). I wanted to block that view, yet let in air circulation, but on a budget. This is what I have decided to do. I am ordering rolls of high quality plastic tablecloths. I will cut the plastic in 6 inch wide strips by 8 feet long and attach them to the roof line. This will look like flowing ribbons. The cost to cover the 60 ft span? $32.00 dollars!

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January 12, 2013

What kind of paint can I use on a vinyl tablecloth that, when I wipe, it won't smear, or take off the paint?

By Misty

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January 14, 20130 found this helpful

If you want to use rubber stamps, I would suggest Stayz On permanent ink. If you want to paint it, your best bet would be to buy clear vinyl to go over the top (you can stitch the edges of the tablecloth and the vinyl together).

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Fabric stores sell clear vinyl, or, for a cheaper option, buy a clear shower curtain and cut to size.

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January 14, 20130 found this helpful

Try paint made for plastics.

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June 13, 2005

There are many uses for the cheap plastic tablecloths. How do you use them other than their intended use?

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December 4, 20170 found this helpful

I used to put them under the highchairs when the kids were little. I also have backed curtains with them to help block out wind during cold winters.
They make great paint cloths also.

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December 5, 20170 found this helpful

Drop cloths.

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November 15, 2010

How do I make large bows using plastic table cloths?

By Sandra Starkey from Springfield, LA

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November 16, 20100 found this helpful

We cut ours in long strips and tied them as you would any bow. A few years back I went to a party supply store and bought a roll of red plastic tablecloth like the ones used on banquet tables and decorated the porch posts and all in bows for Christmas.

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Weatherproof and reusable.

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February 27, 2017

Recovering seating such as deck chairs or other furniture that needs a sturdy or spill proof seat cover can be done less expensively with a pretty vinyl tablecloth. This is a page about make seat covers from a vinyl tablecloth.

A chair seat covered with a cheerful blue seat cover with fish.

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March 8, 2017

Large vinyl tablecloths are inexpensive and often seasonally decorated. They are the perfect solution to wrapping large gifts. This is a page about using tablecloths as gift wrap.

A packaged yellow plastic tablecloth.

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October 2, 2019

As an alternative to tissue paper flowers for your next event try using inexpensive plastic table cloths. Plastic tablecloths are perfect for making big showy flowers, and they come in many bright colors.

Make Big Showy Flowers from Plastic Tablecloths

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April 8, 2017

A seasonal vinyl tablecloth is a perfect item to convert into a pretty, even inexpensive, Christmas tree skirt. It is easy and quick to do. This is a page about how to make a tree skirt with a vinyl tablecloth.

Red Christmas tree skirt

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