How to customise a tablecloth
Decorating a tablecloth is a good activity for adults and children, so invite your friends and neighbours round for an artistic collaboration and create a one of a kind tablecloth to remember.
You will need:
- One plain tablecloth or an old sheet
- Selection of coloured fabric pens, scraps of fabric, sequins, glitter, paint…or whatever you can find!
- Glue, stapler or a small sewing kit
- Your imagination!
Once you have everything you need, just lay your table cloth out onto a sheet of newspaper or on an outdoor surface (if it’s not raining…) and get decorating!
Here are a few ideas to help you get inspired:
Draw on place settings, name labels, jokes and icebreakers for your event.
Draw caricatures of yourselves — representing everyone on your street.
Design a map of where you live, including places and features which make it unique.
Create a piece of art that symbolises something meaningful to your area.
Use the table cloth as your canvas for a scene or theme.
Give everyone a designated section so that together, there is a whole and connected piece of community art.
After you've used your tablecloth, you could display it in a local community centre, village hall or even cut it into pieces and hand it out as keepsakes for everyone involved. Or keep it for a future event and get everyone to add to it all over again.