I don’t know about you, but I found it impossible to find unusual, artsy tablecloths for my wedding reception. Everything offered by rental companies was too polyester-y or plain-Jane.
Totally frustrated, I started rummaging around online and found Tradesy, a cool site where brides can buy and sell new and lightly used wedding reception linens, props, etc.
So I started browsing hundreds of tablecloths and finally found an artist from Pennsylvania who had the talent and patience to design and create handmade burlap tablecloths for her daughter’s recent wedding. She had posted images and was willing to sell her creations for a reasonable price, and I was instantly captivated.
My own wedding would have a decidedly Boho vibe (my dress and decorations were from Free People), so I was thrilled to buy Marybeth Rucker’s burlap tablecloths with hand-applied oversized sunburst stencils and cotton fringe.
You can get the same look if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves:
These tablecloths are great for a casual barn wedding or you can use them in a very formal space to create a whimsical atmosphere.
If you dislike standard-issue polyester or poly/cotton tablecloths as I do, this DIY idea will give your wedding the personalized touch you crave.