How to make a table skirt from ribbon

Dress up a carnival-themed table without trying to find a store-bought tablecloth with the correct dimensions and color scheme. This craft made of ribbon may be customized with any colors, with red and white being traditional carnival colors.
When you're done with the party, don't just toss the table skirt. Its red-and-white stripes evoke candy canes and peppermints, so go ahead and reuse it for holiday gatherings.
- Red and white satin ribbon, 1-1/2 to 2 inches wide
- Ruler
- Scissors
- Hot-glue gun
- Hot glue
- Twine
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1. Measure and cut a 16-inch length of ribbon.
2. Lying the ribbon vertically, measure 1 inch down from one end and place a line of glue across the ribbon’s width.
3. Fold over the top of the ribbon so it adheres to the glue.
4. Alternating between red and white, repeat Steps 1 through 3 with as many ribbons as needed to cover the table’s circumference or perimeter.
5. Cut twine as long as the measurement of the table’s perimeter or circumference plus 10 inches.
6. Feed the twine through one ribbon’s loop and slide it to within 5 inches of the other end of the twine.
7. Put a dab of glue on the twine inside the loop that is closest to the end. Press so the ribbon sticks to the twine.
8. Slide alternating colors onto the twine, gently resting each one next to the previous ribbon.
9. Put a dab of glue on the twine inside the loop of the final ribbon and press to seal.
10. Place the ribbons flat on the work surface and smooth them out.
11. Fold the bottom 1 inch of the first ribbon in half lengthwise. Using scissors, cut the end at a 45-degree angle. Do this for all the ribbons.
12. Place the finished product around the edge of the table and tie the end pieces of twine to hold it in place. For a perimeter cover, use removable double-sided foam to tack it to the corners.

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