DIY Hidden Velcro Stick-Ons to Hold Down Picnic Table Cloths

DIY Hidden Velcro Stick-Ons to Hold Down Outdoor Table Cloths

Table cloths smacking you in the face and interrupting a good meal is a constant recurring problem here in Oklahoma. You can try setting all the food up on top to hold the cloth down, but inevitably the wind catches any and all corners that are not sealed and thus begins the never ending hold down war. I don’t know about you, but it’s time we showed that wind who’s boss! It’s time we did it in a way that wasn’t cheesy with table cloth weights or random plastic clips. Instead of forcing the tie downs to be a part of the table decor (their usually ugly anyway!), let’s hide em away so that they don’t distract from your beautiful spread.

And that’s where these babies come in: Velcro Dot Sticky-Back Fasteners.

Sometimes being married to an intern-architect helps out in the most random ways! We’ve had these velcro dots saved away in our craft drawer just waiting for a re-purpose. I think I bought them for a project in college!? Cale had the idea when we were setting up for our Spring Music Yard Party and I think he’s pretty much a genius!

STEP 1: Pick one corner of your table cloth to start with. Place one dot sticky side down and velcro side up on the table where you want the cloth to lay.

STEP 2: Place a second dot on top of the first dot you put on the table velcro side down and sticky side up. It’s like making a velcro sandwich. :)

STEP 3: Smooth out the table cloth over the velcro dot sandwich and it should automatically stick to the second dot you applied in Step 2.

STEP 4: Repeat steps 1-3 on all corners of the table cloth including any middle areas that might need some extra tie down help (especially if your table cloth is really long and rectangular).

* Obviously we are showing you a sample of using the dots to velcro two table cloths together, but we did use the dots directly on the table on the first table cloth layer and it worked out perfectly! Just make sure you don’t mind rubbing off any leftover sticky glue from the dots stuck directly onto your table.

The best part about this DIY is that there is no sewing, no glueing, no pre-crafting, pre-prep involved! Simply purchase the Velcro Dots for your next outdoor get-together and you are done! Depending on the size and strength you can generally find packages of 12 sets for around $4.00 in most office supply or craft stores. You could even buy a big batch in bulk if you really want too?! The Velcro Dots are simple, easy, AND aesthetically pleasing! I promise once you’ve gotten em in place, the picnic table cloth flying away will be the least of your hosting worries!

Doesn’t Cale make a sexy hand model?! :)

May your outdoor gatherings be filled with delicious food and hassle free table cloths!

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