Those pretty squares of paper that are used as the background for scrapbook pages are perfect for making an elegant table runner. You can customize the length to fit any table from a long farm style to an intimate table for two.

Decide how many sheets you need. You can mix and match designs and colors; try polka dots with stripes or all vintage colors.  Turn the sheets pattern side down and match edge to edge. Fix together with scotch tape. Turn back over and you are done. You can add an extra decorative detail by using a small hole punch to add holes along the long or short edge, depending on how much time you have