Miscellany

Starlet Table Setting

By  Lisa Bychowski 

sizes: table runner, 72" long; vase, 10" tall; napkin ring, 6"; votives, 2-1/2" tall; wax bead candle, 8" tall

Materials

  • TABLE RUNNER:
  • White table runner, 72” long
  • Black lace, 2-1/2”, 5 yds.
  • Black loop trim, 1”, 7” length
  • Black Fashion Crochet Thread, size 3 (Coats & Clark)
  • VASE:
  • Glass cylinder vase, 10” tall
  • White cotton fabric, 11-3/4”x13”
  • Black lace, 9”x12”
  • Black flat buttons, 1/2”, four
  • NAPKIN RINGS:
  • White napkin ring, 6”
  • Pearl trim, 1-1/2”, 6” length
  • Black loop trim, 1”, 6” length
  • Paper Reflections Hollywood tissue paper (DMD Industries)
  • LACY VOTIVE:
  • Black floral lace, 2-1/2”, 6” length
  • Glass fluted votive, 2-1/2” tall
  • STAMPED VOTIVES:
  • Black lace, 2-1/2”, 4-1/2” length: lattice; floral
  • Glass votives, 2-1/2” tall
  • WAX BEAD CANDLE:
  • Black loop trim, 1”, 14” length
  • Black velvet ribbon, 3/8”, 14”
  • Glass vase, 3” diameter
  • Candlescapes (Illuminology, LLC): Unscented candle wax beads: Black; White; Wick

Tools

  • TABLE RUNNER:
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Large sewing needle
  • VASE:
  • Stiffen Stuff Super Thick Fabric Stiffening Spray (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Disposable bowl
  • Straight pins
  • NAPKIN RINGS:
  • Liquid Laminate (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • FolkArt One Stroke Flat Paintbrush, #12 (Plaid)
  • LACY VOTIVE:
  • Frosted Glass Finish: White Frosted Glass (Krylon)
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • STAMPED VOTIVES:
  • Frosted Glass Finish: White Frosted Glass (Krylon)
  • See D’s ready-to-cling stamps: Victorian Dressmaker; Ooh la la (Sugar Loaf)
  • SeeClear black, 4”x5-1/4” (Sugar Loaf)
  • StazOn solvent inkpad: Jet Black (Tsukineko)
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Newspapers
  • WAX BEAD CANDLE:
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Disposable bowl and craft stick

Pattern - Starlet Table Setting

  • Table Runner - Note
  • 1. Pre-wash runner before beginning.
  • Table Runner
  • 1. Sew lace to runner border, mitering corners.
  • 2. Print and cut out pattern. Transfer design to runner ends.
  • 3. Place runner in embroidery hoop. Use crochet thread to backstitch dress.
  • 4. Cut 12" crochet thread length. Use needle to pull thread through waist on dress; tie bow and trim ends.
  • 5. Cut 3-1/2" loop trim length; glue to dress hem. Tuck raw ends under.
  • Vase
  • 1. Pour stiffener into bowl. Place white fabric in stiffener.
  • 2. Remove fabric; wring out excess stiffener.
  • 3. Wrap fabric around vase. Keep flush at bottom with excess fabric at top.
  • 4. Smooth any wrinkles and overlap at back seam.
  • 5. Push down extra fabric to create scrunching on top 1/4 of vase. Fold 1/2" to inside of vase to finish top. Use pins to secure scrunched seam. Remove pins when dry.
  • 6. Secure back seam with glue.
  • 7. Wrap lace around vase, below scrunching. Secure back seam with glue.
  • 8. Tuck excess lace under vase; glue.
  • 9. Glue buttons to front.
  • Napkin Ring
  • 1. Cut tissue paper rectangle to fit around napkin ring, adding 1/4" to top and bottom.
  • 2. Brush Liquid Laminate™ on outer ring. Place tissue paper onto ring, smoothing out air bubbles with finger and fold excess paper to inside.
  • 3. Apply one coat Liquid Laminate to outside of ring. Let dry.
  • 4. Glue loop trim to top of pearl trim. Glue trims to inside, bottom of ring.
  • Lacy Votive
  • 1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to spray votive with Frosted Glass Finish. Let dry.
  • 2. Apply one coat Liquid Laminate to outside of ring. Let dry.
  • 3. Glue loop trim to top of pearl trim. Glue trims to inside, bottom of ring.
  • Stamped Votives
  • 1. Wash and dry votives. Follow manufacturer's directions to spray votives with Frosted Glass Finish. Let dry.
  • 2. Cover work surface with newspapers. Follow manufacturer's instructions to stamp one votive with woman from Ooh la la set and remaining votive with corset ad from Victorian Dressmaker set.
  • 3. Trim lace edges as desired.
  • 4. Wrap and glue lace around votives, leaving stamped images exposed.
  • Wax Bead Candle
  • 1. Fill vase 1/4 full with black wax beads. Pour white wax beads to top.
  • 2. Transfer wax beads into bowl. Mix well to create speckled effect.
  • 3. Transfer mixed wax beads back into vase.
  • 4. Follow manufacturer's instructions to place wick into center of vase.
  • 5. Glue loop trim around top of vase.