Useful Table Runner

Here’s a great idea for a table runner/food labeler from Yum Sugar. A runner that you can write on with chalk! You could also use black chalk cloth as a less expensive alternative (about $10 per yard). You can actually get a long runner by cutting 1 yard in half lengthwise, then laying the 2 pieces end to end.

Not only can you label buffet dishes, but also use under dinner plates and write guests names for place settings, and cover the kid’s table for them to draw on.

See more great ideas for Chalk + Chalkboard paint here.


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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Susan Crabtree says:


  3. That is so clever! LOVE this idea and can see the possibilities.

  4. Not just a Mommy! says:

    Happy New Year! I'm making an entire table cover made of chalkboard, just going to Lowe's, getting a piece of food the size of my table and covering it in chalkboard paint.

  5. Donna @ Party Wishes says:

    Fun idea! We have been a fan of chalk cloth for a long time!

  6. Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts says:

    I am in love with that!!!

  7. Ohh super idea! =)

  8. amy * stem * says:

    Love it. And leave it to NJAM to take it to the next level with her table cover idea!

  9. The Bloom Girls says:

    Thank you so much for following our blog "The Bloom Girls".
    Love the table runner….definitely a keeper idea!
    If you are going to be in the Atlanta are this weekend be sure to check out our blog to get details on a free Tea and Framing Worksphop hosted by Eddie Ross!
    Happy New Year!
    The Bloom girls

  10. Neat idea!

  11. Joanne Kennedy says:

    How fun! I have never heard of that before. I'm going to have look for it now.


  12. katie@tulsadetails says:

    Love this idea! Really clever!

  13. Some of the most simple ideas are the best. Can't wait to use this for my 4-H Foods group…

  14. OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique says:

    Love all your great ideas ~ so festive and fun and something for everyone!! Hope the snow has melted in Richmond??!!

  15. Natasha @ Fête Fanatic says:

    Love this idea!

  16. I love this idea! It would really help when hosting a party!

  17. Heavenly Blooms says:

    I LOVE this idea!!!

  18. Love the table runner.

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  19. pk @ Room Remix says:

    OMG! Love this idea! Wish I would have seen it before I did my post today, I would have included it.

  20. i have one of these too and i think it's adorable!

    and here are charger/placemats to match!

  21. In My Home says:

    Great idea !!!

  22. Chalkboard China says:

    Wow, may have to add this to my chalk repertoire! Love this idea!


  23. What a stunning table display! Almost too pretty to mess up; gorgeous find.


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