DIY book page table runner and tablescape.

DIY Book Page Table Runner

For your next get together, you might want to make a diy book page table runner. They are much easier to make than you might think and they add a bit of whimsy and elegance to your table. Think about how beautiful your next intimate gathering or party will be with a fabulous book page table runner. Follow along and I’ll show you an easy way to make one too.

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Tablescape using a book page table runner mixing old and new.



Supplies For A Book Page Table Runner

  • Old book
  • Double sided tape
  • Poster board


Supplies used to make the DIY book page table runner. #bookpagetablerunner


How To Make A DIY Book Page Table Runner

The old book I used was already missing its cover which made separating and tearing out the pages really easy. Before starting this project you may want to remove the cover of the book you are using too.

To create a base for the book pages, I used three poster boards, overlapping them so they were the exact length of the table. Then I connected them using double-sided tape.


Use poster board and layer the book pages on top. #bookpagetablerunner


The last step was layering the book pages on top of the poster board. All it takes is one piece of double-sided tape for each page. You can overlap and layer as much as you want, allowing the pages to extend past the poster board a few inches.


Book pages for a table runner.


At each end of the table, I created a waterfall effect by taping the pages together like ribbons.

I used about 120 pages to make a table runner that is 105″ x 28″. The left over pages from the dismantled book will be used for other projects.


Book page table runner with a waterfall effect. #bookpagetablerunner


Need More Ideas On What To Use For A Table Runner

  • Pages from an old dictionary or encyclopedia (I wish I had thought of that one earlier!)
  • Sheet music
  • Copies of hand written old letters
  • Copies of photos in black and white
  • Pages or copies from an old ledger

I still can’t believe how easy it was to make the book page table runner and it only took about an hour.

Now for the rest of the tablescape, I created a centerpiece using a wide hurricane vase sitting on a stack of linen covered books. The vase is filled with linen wrapped foam balls and for a punch of color I added dried pumpinos . The linen wrapped foam balls were also featured in the post Decorating Ideas That Transition Into Fall.


Mixing textures for a fun centerpiece.


To finish the centerpiece I added a couple of deer antlers, a few candles and scattered metal printing press letters around the table runner. Remember to create interest by adding texture with organic elements to your table.


Tablescape using a book page table runner for an intimate dinner party.


Tablescapes excite me, because with them come lively conversations, exaggerated stories, good wine and delicious food.


Create a beautiful table setting with an easy DIY book page table runner. #bookpagetablerunner


Have I ever told you how much I love mixing new and old place settings? My grandmothers Limoges china looks so pretty mixed with my everyday white dishes and blue napkins. Can you believe the plate on top is actually a dinner plate? Our plates seem to have grown along with our appetites. 😉


Tablescape using a book page table runner and vintage china.


The delicate crystal glasses were also my grandmothers, which I mixed with my everyday wine glasses. I often wonder what she would think about our relaxed way of entertaining. Knowing her she would be more interested in how much everyone enjoy her cooking, and if anyone saved room for creme brulee!


Tablescape using a book page table runner and vintage glasses.


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Tablescape with a DIY book page table runner.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you have any questions about the DIY book page table runner please leave a comment. I love hearing from you.


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11 thoughts on “DIY Book Page Table Runner

  1. Jenn Baker says:

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE this idea! It’s so simple and affordable. Plus, you can completely customize it to suit the taste of the event. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. Cindy says:

    This was an awesome tutorial!! I am a huge book page fan especially on furniture – mostly drawer interior 🙂 your table runner is so cool!! Thanks for sharing it!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks so much Cindy! I’m thinking about using the book page runner for a shower I’m helping with in a couple of months. I think it will be a big hit!

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