Today I want to share how to easily make DIY tablecloth weights at home and get ready for some outdoor entertaining, even if it is via Zoom. With ingenious ways of socialising together via Zoom; through murder mystery nights and costume parties, you could have a lovely evening. Ensuring your tablecloth is weighted down is an excellent way to prevent getting the corners blown into your meal.
How You Can Make Simple DIY Tablecloth Weights
Download the Free Craft Magazines:
Materials needed for the DIY Tablecloth Weights:
- Strawberry Mould
- Gesso/Primer (try ebay)
- Red, Yellow, Green Paint
- Stick for mixing concrete
- Ikea Curtain Hooks (clips)
- Container (for mixing)
- Two pairs of pliers
How to make the table cloth weights:
First, you can mix your concrete with a little water. I made the measurements up as I went along and ended up with too much mixture. So be careful.
Before you pour the hobby cement you will need to adjust the curtain hooks with two pairs of pliers to set at the top of the mould before pouring
For this step, you need one set of pliers to hold the hook in one position, with the other set of pliers you will bend the large hook until it is straight-ish.
Once it is straight-ish you will be using the pliers to create a smaller hook.
You do this by grabbing the tip and turning the pliers in a clockwise direction.
This creates a tiny hook that is suitable to go inside the concrete.
The hook needs to be smaller instead of straight wire because with a straight wire you run the risk of it just slipping out of the concrete.
You have a pretty smashed concrete strawberry on your floor!
Arrange your hook in your strawberry mould as such. (My mould was for creating strawberry ice cubes and had a dip within the mould that was perfect to lay the hook down without making it awkward.)
Now it's time to pour your cement!
I used an old cocoa powder tub so I could squeeze a little spout to make easy pouring.
Pour slowly and evenly.
This is easier to do when the cement mix is a little thicker.
Allow to dry for about 24 hours. Carefully peel your mould back when it's fully set..
Now it's time to apply your primer.
When the primer is dry you can paint!
Because the mould created a 3d strawberry the pieces are easy to paint.
And now, it's perfect to use at your summer picnic table on your favourite table cloth.
Hopefully these DIY tablecloth weights have put you in the mood to do some summertime entertaining and more importantly some crafting!