Endless Summer Projects :: "Spray" Paint Tablecloth for a Fiesta

I'm going to tell you the honest truth here, I came up with this idea on Seis de Mayo.  That's right, the day AFTER the day when Mexican party ideas are big.  The day AFTER all of my friends posted amazing Mexican inspired projects.

But then I decided that it's always time for a fiesta.  And what better way to fancy up Taco Tuesday than with a kitchy tablecloth?  And if you make this now, then when Cinco de Mayo rolls around, all you have to do is pull it out of the cabinet!

This is the perfect tablecloth for kids to help make.  My own opted out... But it's really just a few bottles of spray fabric paint from the craft store and you're in business.

You'll need
1 cotton tablecloth
2 packages Picado Papers (preferably plastic coated variety)
4-6 colors spray fabric paint
Masking tape

Step 1 :: Wash, dry, and lightly iron the tablecloth
Step 2 :: Layout cloth on a large, flat, washable surface
Step 3 :: Measure the width of your table mark it out on the center of the cloth with the tape (I used blue tape)
Step 4 ::  Begin the banner at the edge of masking tape mark and "drape" it across the front of the cloth.  Repeat on the other side.
Step 5 :: Spray the paint on the banners carefully until all banners are sprayed and the paint is heavily applied.
Step 6 :: Remove the banners very carefully - it may take two people to lift it straight up.
Step 7 :: Follow paint instructions for setting the paint and enjoy!

This project is part of a series of projects that I'm doing all summer with my friends!  Check out their blogs for more fun summer projects each Wednesday! 

And don't forget to check out the last month of projects ::  

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