Fourth of July DIY: An Easy-Breezy Blueberry-Inspired Tablecloth by David Stark

Here’s a DIY tablecloth for July 4th that is so easy that really everyone, from gardeners to art and craft enthusiasts, can do it. Maybe the best of all? Fortunately, he is underestimated, which means that he can have a life long after the fireworks have ended.

You don’t need any tools (just a few new pencils, a box, some fabric and some paint) to make this DIY tablecloth inspired by blueberries. Why blueberries? Aside from the apple, is there a more American fruit? Besides, “July is the best time for this seasonal fruit. Why not give him the 15 minutes of celebrity he deserves? Says David Stark, our go-to expert on event design and the brain behind this smart project.

Below are the three-step instructions for creating this extremely easy DIY. Note: Although David and his team chose to make a tablecloth, you can just as easily make doilies, a picnic blanket or a butcher’s rug using the same method.

Photograph by Corrie Hogg and Susie Montagna for David Stark Design.

The materials

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Above: Martha Stewart Crafts has 41 shades of craft acrylic paints; $ 2.39 each at Michael’s.
  • Acrylic paint, in brown and two shades of blue
  • Fabric or paper
  • Pencils with new erasers
  • Small paintbrush
  • Small box or box cover

Step 1

Use a small brush to trace the box or cover over the fabric with brown paint. Repeat to create the scattered farmers market model as we did.
Above: Use a small brush to trace the box or lid on the fabric with brown paint. Repeat to create the scattered farmers market model as we did.

2nd step

Fill your baskets with tiny blueberries in two shades of blue! Simply dip the eraser into the paint and dab it onto your fabric.
Above: fill your baskets with tiny blueberries in two shades of blue! Simply dip the eraser into the paint and dab it onto your fabric.

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