This Poker Table Top fabric tablecloth craft project is perfect for a hostess gift for anyone who loves to hold a weekly poker night. Although this specific Poker Table Top example is made out of a canvas fabric you should make this out of a vinyl tablecloth or even some green felt. You could either buy a pre made solid colored plastic tablecloth or buy some of that green poker table top felt material at the fabric store.
To Make a Poker Table Top Fabric Table Cloth You will need:
Green Canvas or Green canvas pre made table clothe
Fabric paint Sticks or Puff Paint tubes
Sponges or Stamps
Measure your table to determine what size Poker Table Top table cloth you will need.
Next, Cut your green canvas fabric out to the desire length to fit your table. You could also purchase a plain green fabric tablecloth to do this Poker Table Top project. This will give you a finished work surface that all you have to do is decorate.
Now, get the paint ready. This can be a slightly messy project, so I recommend doing it outside if at all possible. Pour a different color of fabric paint in it’s own plate. Plastic or Styrofoam plates work best. If you are out of disposable plates you can easily cover a ceramic plate in aluminum foil for the paint.
Dip your sponge heart, diamond, club or spade shaped into the paint.
Now you need to press your stamps onto the fabric tablecloth. Make sure to space your card suit stamps around the Poker Table Top table cloth covering every area evenly. It is a very good idea to save a piece of scrap fabric so you can practice making your diamond, spade, hearts, and clubs. This will show you how much paint they need on their hands to get a good and clean print on the Poker Table Top .
Limit the card suit paint colors to black, yellow, and white colors for a pulled together Poker Table Top look. For an artsy and eclectic look mix and match as many colors as possible.
Let the painted card suits prints dry before you move on to the next step.
Once all of the paint has dried you can add a finishing boarder to the Poker Table Top tablecloth.
Cut out a 6 inch wide strip of leather or pleather accent fabric. You can use a solid color or even some fun accent fabric with a Poker Table themed print on it. I like leather because it makes this simple tablecloth more expensive looking.
You will need 4 strips; each should be the length of each of the sides of the Poker Table Top tablecloth. Add on Four inches to the length of each strip.
Lay the strips of leather accent fabric out with the pattern side down. Fold up one inch on each long side of the strip. Fold over the strip into the middle of the fabric and iron it down. This will make your strip 4 inches wide.
Now, fold the entire strip over perfectly in half. This will leave you with a 2 sided 2 inch piece of fabric with no rough edges. This will be your Poker Table Top tablecloth border.
Use no sew, fabric glue, or a sewing machine to attach the accent fabric to the edges of your Poker Table Top tablecloth.
Apply the long side of the leather accent fabric to the Poker Table Top table cloth first. Then apply one end strip. Tuck the edges of the end of the fabric in to create a neat and finished edge. Repeat on the final short side.
Tips: Wash and dry all of you fabric before you make this Poker Table Top tablecloth. This will go ahead and shrink fabric and set it for the fabric paint.