Apply painter's tape at the seam and make this cute project

They say that a balanced breakfast is the best way to start your day, and every interior design enthusiast knows that a table runner is the surest way to pull a room together, so wouldn't it feel a little like magic if could put all of those old cereal boxes to work while also creating a trendy table runner? With this DIY project, you can do just that.
Whether you're planning on hosting a formal dinner party or an intimate night in with your friends, you don't need to spend big to find a table runner than echoes your personal aesthetic. Instead, simply deconstruct some used cereal boxes and gather a spare strip of fabric. Your dining room has never look better.
- Cereal boxes
- Scissors
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Hole punch
- Chalk paint
- Flat pieces of cardboard
- Paintbrush
- Blow dryer
- Yarn
- Thin wooden dowel
- Painter's tape
- Long fabric strip
- Hot glue gun
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1. Unfold cereal boxes and trim them so only the front and back faces remain and have no edges.
2. Along the back sides of the pieces, measure and make marks that are 1 1/2 inches apart using the ruler and pencil. Use the hole punch to create holes on the marks.
3. Put the face pieces back side up on the cardboard, which acts as a work surface.
4. Apply chalk paint over the entire back sides of the face pieces, and dry the paint with the blow dryer.
5. Cut pieces of yarn about 3 inches long for the fringe. Fold them in half, and pull a loop them through each of the holes with a thin wooden dowel, putting the ends through the loop to create a knot.
6. Turn the cereal boxes faces right side up and place them next to one another.
7. Apply painter's tape at the seams so they form one long strip of cardboard, and flip over the strip.
8. Lay the strip of fabric against the strip of cardboard, and trim the fabric so it's slightly thinner than the cardboard.
9. Apply hot glue in a line along the end on the painted side of the cardboard strip. Put the fabric in the middle of the cardboard, and wrap it around the end of the strip.
10. Add another line of hot glue to the end of the fabric, and press it onto the back of the cardboard.
11. Draw a line of hot glue along the outer edge of the fabric, and press it onto the cardboard to ensure it holds.
12. Attach the second end of the fabric just like you did in steps 9 and 10.
13. Let the table runner dry before putting it on a table.

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