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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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What kind of paint can I use on a vinyl tablecloth that, when I wipe, it won't smear, or take off the paint?
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).
Try paint made for plastics.
There are many uses for the cheap plastic tablecloths. How do you use them other than their intended use?
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.
How do I make large bows using plastic table cloths?
By Sandra Starkey from Springfield, LA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.