Fun with Fireworks + a giveaway

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firework table cover

Ok, some might call this tie dye, but I’m calling it fireworks. This washed down blue tablecloth is perfect for covering any folding table, getting your group ready for the 4th of July celebrations this week. It’s MUCH cheaper than buying one and would be a fun project for the kiddos (outside, of course).

The ‘cloth’ part of the tablecloth is actually canvas dropcloth from The Home Depot. It is so much less expensive than buying yardage from the store (shoot, it’s cheaper than a flat sheet) and it comes in squares, rectangles, and ‘runner’ sized (for hallways) but I like to think that size is actually for a banquet 6ft table! A little ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and some fabric dye (I used RIT navy blue) and that’s all it took.

fireworks table covering

firework tablecloth

firework tablecloth workflow

ONE pinch up a few inches of canvas and form it into a cone. TWO tape the cone together tightly with the painters tape and ensure the bottom of the tape strand is secure. THREE do this all over your cloth. FOUR dunk it into your dye bath and agitate for 15 minutes.

Materials:

  • 6′ x 9′ canvas dropcloth from The Home Depot
  • 1 bottle of liquid RIT dye (you can find this at a craft store or at walmart) mixed with 6 gallons HOT water
  • 1 roll of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape
  • 1 big plastic storage tub (I used an 18 gallon)

fireworks tablecloth

cloth fireworks

I love that the end result is a little less traditional and kind of whimsical. I did a very casual beer and BBQ style dinner to go with the laid back nature of the ‘firework’ tablecloth.

This project is sponsored by ScotchBlue Painters tape and if you guys aren’t inspired to create, maybe a plethora of ideas in the Ready, Set, Paint Blog Hop will help!  A group of bloggers from around the web all got together to show off their stuff and what they could create with ScotchBlue.  What would help you get creative?  Another Home Depot GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY you say?  Well, let’s do it!

We will giveaway $75 to The Home Depot to one lucky reader.
To enter this giveaway, please leave a link to your favorite summer DIY or painting project in the comments below for a chance to win a $75 Home Depot gift card!

Entries must be posted by next Monday, July 8th, at 11:59 p.m. EST, and one winner will be chosen at random.

*Limited to readers in the U.S. only. Entries for this giveaway are made on the House of Earnest comment page and by sharing this giveaway via social media. Winner will be contacted by email once entries close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after. Total retail value is $255. This post was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue Painters Tape. All opinions and creations are my own.

Other projects on the blog hop are here!!!

Centsational Girl – Textured Panel Dresser Makeover
Thrifty and Chic Framed Stencil Wall
The Design Confidential DIY Concrete Color Block Painted Tables
Sand & Sisal Faux Etched Glass
The Girl Creative Summer Chalkboard
PB & J Stories Dipped Effect Outdoor Bench and Front Patio Makeover
In My Own Style How to Paint Outdoor Furniture
Making this Home Embellish with a Paint Border
Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover
DIY Game Table

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  1. Alex says

    75$ to home depot! I could use this for so many thing I need, summer just started and so did my list of outdoor “to do” home maintenance projects! I hope I winsz

  2. Emily says

    I love this table… and happen to be moving so a Home Depot gift card would be amazing right now!

  3. Kelly D says

    I like the tablecloth, very festive. We have a lot of projects that we are trying to complete, including painting our computer room. We always buy our paint at Home Depot. Thanks!

  4. Natasha says

    Im currently redoing my guest bedroom so this would definitely come in handy! Thanks for the chance!!

  5. Colleen B. says

    Beautiful table cloth! You come up with the best craft projects that are actually doable, thanks!

  6. says

    Love this and I really like the idea of using a canvas dropcloth rather than a potentially pricey length of fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. erin meerzam says

    Great project and giveaway. I am getting ready to start a major painting project–6 rooms in the house and all the trim so this would come in handy!!

  8. says

    My favorite DIY project this year is not my favorite for the doing of it, which was quite horrid, but the results.
    http://ifyoucouldseewhatisee.blogspot.com/2013/05/god-bless-america.html

    I tell you, a girl needs to be an octopus to push up the window, pull it into the house, grab the screen and bring it inside, take the bunting, which has to be secured to a dowel rod so it will stay straight, (and even then sometimes it does not) position the bunting just so with zip ties, luck of the irish and prayers, keep holding the window, which is now balanced on top of my head, pop the screen back in without dropping it or the bunting to the ground outside, keep the curtains out of the way, pop the window back into the groove, and slam it shut and lock it all before letting go of the zip tie, which is the only thing holding the bunting.

    Whew! I hated my life for needing to do this after I had already hung them once but they kept falling out, or falling out on one side. As I type this I need to fix the final one, which was staying up without the dowel rod suspension apparatus, but now is hanging by one side.

    Sigh… but it looks fantastic!

  9. Michelle says

    Another great idea for painters tarp. I just covered my dining chairs using tarp. Very inexpensive and they look beautiful. Love the table cover!

  10. Marnay says

    I would love to paint our bath to make our bathroom look more modern and colorful! http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid643284746001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAD2AZimE~,cuHgoGQ9jPmKtd0i5FDrRRXaQ1PXD6vT&bctid=1054823627001

    My fiance is excited to build and paint a cornhole set. We just moved to a new house, and can’t wait to have summer bbq’s, the cornhole set will be a great activity to have in our backyard: http://kunynghame.hubpages.com/hub/DIY-Cornhole-Set

  11. Emily Linn says

    My husband and I built our first home in May and we love Home Depot! We’re slowly furnishing it but it sure would be nice to get more done faster for all of the upcoming holidays! We’re hosting our first Thanksgiving!!

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