DIY: Super Quick (and very cheap) Picnic Tablecloth

Looking for a last minute tablecloth, but have no time to run to the store? Quick, grab some newspaper and masking tape, and I’ve got you (and your table!) covered.

the materials: newspaper, masking tape

the materials: newspaper, masking tape

Newspaper is the perfect tablecloth because most of us have some lying around, it is very, very cheap, and you can recycle it immediately after using. No mess!

Just spread your newspaper out, tape it, and voila. You are done. Rustic, cheap, and easy tablecloth from scratch.

To tape:
– fold corners around edges, like you would when you are wrapping a present.

cheap and easy picnic tablecloth: newspaper

fold the edges of paper around the corners

– use a roll fold if you want to hide the masking tape on top of the table.

Roll fold the tape to hide it beneath another layer of paper.

roll fold the tape to hide it beneath another layer of paper

– don’t worry about underneath – no one will see it! Just take long strips so you reach from the paper to the inside of the table, which might be a slight distance.

use newspaper for a picnic tablecloth!

newspaper tablecloth for a picnic!

Let me know if this was helpful!

View the post about wrapping gifts in newspaper.

View other DIY ideas.

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  1. Cute idea. You could do it in the Mondrian style and show the tape marks up top too!

  2. yesterday l had read an article how we put newspapers to good use :)) in many different things.

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