Kraft Paper Table Runner with HTV

The image shows a kraft paper table runner on a dining table underneath. The words happy harvest are in white on the runner in cursive. There is a small partial wreath on each side of the phrase, happy harvest. On the right side, the phrase in black text says: Thanksgiving Table Runner : DIY Using HTV on Kraft paper.

Did you know that you can make your own kraft paper table runner using HTV? Who knew that you could use heat transfer vinyl to create your own paper table runner. 

 

I am not going to lie, I had a small fear that I *may* set a fire when I tried to use heat transfer vinyl on a roll of kraft paper. But I thought if it works on wood and canvas, wouldn’t it work on kraft paper?

And guess what, my inkling was correct. HTV does indeed work on kraft paper! My mind started to race thinking about all of the ways I could use it in my home.

Don’t know what heat transfer vinyl is? Then check out my post about two of the most popular craft cutter brands, Silhouette and Cricut

 

The image shows a kraft paper table runner on a dining table underneath. The words happy harvest are in white on the runner in cursive. There is a small partial wreath on each side of the phrase, happy harvest.

Kraft Paper + HTV Ideas

Creating your own runners for the holidays is the obvious way to use heat transfer vinyl on kraft paper. But, there are many other ways to use it.

  • DIY kraft paper table runner for weddings
  • Kraft paper placemats (you could even do a cute kid-themed mat that is also pleasing to the eye – perfect for weddings!)
  • DIY kraft paper scroll wall hanging (no need to try to free-hand a design)
  • DIY wrapping paper (you could add sweet little additions for various occasions) 
  • Kids craft projects (you could make a fun roadway)
  • Large kraft paper signs for a wedding
  • ..and so much more!

DIY Farmhouse Thanksgiving Runner

My project I tested this method on was for a DIY farmhouse Thanksgiving runner. I spent so much money on new fall decor that I decided to try to save a little money on my table runner. 

I had a roll of kraft paper laying around from Ikea. I decided it would make a quick and easy rustic farmhouse runner for my table. The problem is, it was a little boring. I thought about using vinyl and placing it by hand (since transfer tape would just rip the paper) or writing by hand (man would that look awful) and then I got the idea… why not just use heat transfer vinyl!

The image shows a kraft paper table runner on a dining table underneath. The words happy harvest are in white on the runner in cursive. There is a small partial wreath on each side of the phrase, happy harvest. The image shows a kraft paper table runner on a dining table underneath. The words happy harvest are in white on the runner in cursive. There is a small partial wreath on each side of the phrase, happy harvest.

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Kraft Paper Table Runner Full Video Tutorial

This full-length video shows you how I created my fall table runner. 

 

Kraft Paper Table Runner with HTV

Kraft Paper Table Runner with HTV

Learn how to make your own DIY kraft paper table runner using heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and a craft cutting machines such as a Silhouette or Cricut. See how I use the technique to create a Thanksgiving table runner. The free SVG and Silhouette files are included.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • heat transfer vinyl
  • kraft paper roll

Tools

  • heat press
  • Teflon sheet
  • weeding tool

Instructions

  1. Cut your kraft paper runner to size.
  2. Cut your design to size (use the included file or your own).
  3. Weed the design.
  4. Heat your heat press to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Pre-press your kraft paper in the area you will be pressing the design.
  6. Place the design on your runner on the heat press.
  7. Place the Teflon sheet over the HTV.
  8. Press for 20 seconds.
  9. Peel off the heat transfer backing.
  10. Let cool.
  11. Place your runner back on the table.

Notes

Be sure to be safe when using your heat press with paper. Do not make your heat-press too hot and do not press for too long.

The top of the image says how ot put heat transfer vinyl on craft paper (without burning the house down). It shows a kraft paper table runner on a dining table underneath. The words happy harvest are in white on the runner in cursive. There is a small partial wreath on each side of the phrase, happy harvest.

 

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi!
    I love this idea, however I do not own a heat press.
    Do you think I would be able to do this with my iron that I use for my other HTV projects?

    Thanks,
    Lauren

    • Hi Lauren!
      I totally think you could do it with an iron but I would start at a lower setting on your iron than normal at first. Then put it higher if needed. I needed a lower setting on my heat press to get it to work – it adhered quickly and easily. Also, just like with other HTV projects with an iron, just be sure not to use the steam setting!

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