Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DIY Turf Runner

A turf runner for Easter.


Turf on the table for real, does it look like grass?



Martha thinks so, she sells it in the Grand in Road catalog for $59 plus shipping for a 18"w x 72"l piece.
(You can see it here, I couldn't get the picture to copy.)

I paid $11 for a 3' x 12' piece.  Enough to cover my entire table two times over.


Simply cut to size and glue the edges under for a finished look.




Turf on the mantle too, why not?


Here you can see the edge glued under:

Definitely looking like grass now:


All the animals have a soft place to graze:


25 comments:

  1. I want to try something similar with astroturf. I found these place mats (http://www.butterflycraze.com/grass_mat2.php) which I think would be a cute idea to use for decorating my twin daughters' room, but I know I can do it cheaper with standard astroturf.

    Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone in my decorating ideas. :-)

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  2. I just love you! You have me grinning from ear to ear this morning. You have such a great eye for beauty and such a creative way of putting everything together!
    love love love
    Robin

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  3. Terrific idea and yours looks just as good as Martha's for much cheaper! Love your little egg plates with the nests. And how I'd love some of those little lambs on your table too! I think a lamb is more of a symbol of Easter than bunnies and chicks and I'm hoping to get some this year.

    DD

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  4. I love those little lambs too. Where'd you get them? Seems like I've seen them before, but can't remember where.

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  5. Just popped over from Between u and Me. This is super adorable!!! I never thought of using turf before for grass...
    I have the same mantle as you (seriously--identical)...this would look good there :)

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  6. So delightful! I am ready for spring! Everything is so fresh and pretty.

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  7. I love you pretty spring touches. Where Oh, where did you come by those lambs? I love them!

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  8. That's a really fun idea ... and I love the little nests on your table.

    Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

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  9. I love the charm of your spring table.

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  10. adore the turf on the mantle! what a great way to welcome spring with a wink and a smile! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I saw this on tatertots&jello, too. I LOVE this idea for spring! It's delightful : )
    craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  12. OMG!! And I always thought fake turf was so ugly but you make it look beautiful.
    Don't for get to link to More The Merrier Monday.


    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  13. what a creative idea! Looks so springy.

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  14. So creative! I'm going to have to try this! I am hosting Easter this year and what a way to set a table!

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  15. Hey, I'm your newest follower. Love the blog and the creativity. Have a good day.

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  16. So cute! I have to admit that I probably wouldn't just pick up astroturf for decorating but you've made it look great! Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday! :)

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  17. such a fun & whimical idea!

    love it. there's those place cards, that i'll make one day. ;)

    thanks for linking up!
    kellie

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  18. i LOVE it! where did you get them btw?this will be great for my son's soccer party decor :-)

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  19. I love this and am totally copying the idea for my Easter table! I also put a link to this on my blog. I'm new to blogging so let me know if I did anything wrong!



    http://cheesecake-junkie.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hello. I am having a teddy bear picnic party and I am looking for centerpiece ideas. I want to use the red and white gingham check to incorporate the picnic, but I think I grass runner will be nice. Did you get this at LOWES?

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  21. Can you reply to bollingwith5@gmail.com

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  22. Great idea to add some green with turf! I'm going to be featuring them during the Countdown to Spring round-up @ Domestically-Speaking. Thanks for joining the party!

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  23. Where did you purchase this? I love the idea and would like to do it for Easter.

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