Wooden Stenciled Christmas Table Runner

Today I'm creating an easy project using a piece of rough hewn pine. It is a quick project that looks amazing for Christmas or with a different stencil, any time of the year!

Wooden table runner with christmas trees and candles

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 Step 1:

Grab the following materials for this project that are easy to find and inexpensive:

Step 2:

I cut my rough hewn board to about 3' in length. 
Raw rough hewn pine

Rough hewn wood is wood that was not plained and is very rustic looking. 
It is actually the least expensive choice at Home Depot. 

Step 3:

Next, I stained the wood with Weather Wash stain in the pine finish. 

wooden board with weather wash stain

Weather Wash stain magically turns the wood darker, it also settles into the texture of this wood. 
You can use any kind of stain you may have at home for this project. 
I let the stain dry then added large black handles to each end of the board. 

Large black handles on wooden tray

Black handles on wooden stained board

Step 4:

Now it's time to stencil the board. 
I chose the Rustic Christmas Tree stencil by Old Sign Stencils
This beautiful stencil can be used time and time again through out the season. 

Christmas tree stencil by Old Sign Stencils

I used a light green craft paint for this but any color green would look great too.
In the center of the board I stenciled with one of the newest Old Sign Stencils called Mini Christmas Tree Signs.

Table runner with trees and handles

This stencil has several different stencils you can use. 

Step 5:

Next, when the stencils were dry I waxed the board with Butcher's wax. 
This final step will keep any food from staining your board while on the table. 

Butcher's wax to protect the wood

The table runner looks amazing on a long farmhouse table. 

Wooden table runner on a buffalo checked table cloth

wooden table runner with christmas trees

Add candles or whatever holiday decorations you want to decorate the runner on your table.

Candles on wooden table runner

table runner on farmhouse table

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Wooden table runner on a farmhouse table with a buffalo check runner


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .