504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Celebrating "My Kind of Holiday" & How to Make a No-Sew Table Runner
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Celebrating "My Kind of Holiday" & How to Make a No-Sew Table Runner

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Target. All opinions are 100% my own. Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.
 Our holidays are pretty simple.
I once dreamed of big fancy affairs and elegant tables,
but that does not quite fit into my life at the moment.
However, that does not mean we lack tradition
or that our holiday tables are any less charming,
in fact I think in our house we have created our own unique kinds of holidays
My Kind of Holiday by 504 Main for Target

One of our favorite family traditions is letting the kids decide on and decorate the Thanksgiving table. I help a little bit, no seriously just a teeny-tiny bit. They take a huge amount of pride in this task and it makes them feel good.

You know what amazes me...their ideas and their sense of style!
We have had some very simple decor, some over the top decor,
and some DIY decor, but as they get older,
their choices have become more refined and specific -
like asking me to make things (such as burlap wrapped candles) in advance.
My Kind of Holiday by 504 Main for Target

This year, the kiddos wanted a few new items to spruce up the Thanksgiving table,
so we headed to Target (I know, twist my arm right?).
We were just looking for some decorative items and a few things to add some whimsy.
My daughter saw some Threshold kitchen towels and
wanted to use them on the table - she liked the colors.
OK...simple enough!

My Kind of Holiday No Sew Runner by 504 Main

We added some simple plants, spice jars, and the CUTEST Squirrel salt and pepper shakers by Threshold. 
By concentrating on festive table details with a bit of whimsy,
and a keen childlike eye my kiddos create a beautiful display for our dinner.

Then, we used those Kitchen Towels to create a
No Sew Table Runner 
(see below for the tutorial).

  • 3 Threshold Kitchen Towels, your choice of colors. I chose one print and 2 of the solids
  • 1 package Singer Iron On Fusing Web (in the laundry/sewing section at Target)
  • You will also need an iron/ironing board and a pair of scissors.
  1. Press your kitchen towels to get the wrinkles out
  2. Lay the towels out in the sequence you desire (I have the abstract corn printed as the center and a solid on each side).
  3. Flip the kitchen towels over to the "wrong" side to lay the fusible webbing.
  4. Cut 2 pieces of the fusible the length of the (side of the towel) towel, lay it just above the hem of the cloth (approximately 1").
  5. Place the towel (on the side) on top of the fusible (sandwich the fusible between the cloths), overlapping the edges by about 1"
  6. Press according to the package directions. Do both sides and then flip to the right side and press again.
  7. Now, my center towel was 1" wider than my side towels, so I cut one additional length of the fusible and place it along the overhang, folded the overhang over and pressed into place.

This project took like 10 minutes to make (if that long) -
how easy is that!?

My Kind of Holiday No Sew Runner by 504 Main

While we were at Target I could not help but dream a little!
How about new dishes and serving pieces...
but alas those have to wait until after I move to Texas!
Here is a bit of holiday inspiration from Target 
to help you create #MyKindOfHoliday

I am loving these colors and the mixing of the wood with the rich colors.
This style is very indicative of our holiday style.

LOVE these platters!
Can you ever have enough platters during the holidays or ever?!
No way - stock up on these pretties!


Now, for a minute a dreamed of my fancy table when I saw these Mercury Glass beauties! So pretty! I actually think we could incorporate these, here and there, into our more rustic and simple table...but alas the kids went in a different direction.
Remember...they are in charge!
(but I get the Christmas table - so expect to see these at my house soon!)


Overall, the kids are super happy with what they selected...and so am I!
I totally feel like we are ahead of the "Thanksgiving decorating" game at this point!
(But I really need them to help cook too!)

What is your Holiday Tradition?
This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.


  1. What a great idea Holly! I could see all kinds of different runners for different holidays & events. I'll be looking for those platters too ;-)

  2. I've been eyeing the new things at Target too. I love the mercury glass pieces. Here via BOB(B)

  3. Simple and easy, my kind of project! :-)


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