This is one of the tables that I dream of. But who am I kidding? I have three little kids. Most of the time our tablecloth was falling off.
Here is one simple thing I did to keep my tablecloths from sliding off my table. I love pretty dining room tables. Over the years I have collected many gorgeous tablecloths and decorations that I love using to adorn my table. It is so fun for me to decorate and make everything look really nice.
And then my second favorite part comes in; inviting family and friends over and feeding them lots of great food.
My table decorations had to change a bit after having three little boys. My boys are man’s men. They are rough and tough and like very boy things. This is all good and I love them so much. I am a true believer now that mothers of little boys earn a special place in heaven, but I digress . . .
Little boys don’t go great with well-decorated dining room tables. Like not at all!
That being said with all of the abuse that my table takes right now, I want to make sure that I protect it until they grow up and I can go back to one of my favorite hobbies, table decorating and entertaining.
As a simple compromise, I try to find inexpensive table clothes that will protect my table and at the same time not care if they get ruined. So I did that and then I found I had another unexpected problem.
Tablecloths don’t stay on the table when you have little boys! They get pulled off constantly.
Here are two pictures of the state of my tablecloths before I figured out a simple little hack to keep them in place.
I am very excited that I found a very simple way to keep my tablecloths in place.
Ideally, you need a sewing machine to do this. However, it doesn’t really require that much sewing so you could do it by hand. It will just take a little bit longer.
This hack is easy to do and it keeps me from going crazy trying to keep a tablecloth on my table. Here is a pictorial story of what I did.
Now when we sit at the table it stays in place and doesn’t fall off. Let me know what you think and if you have any other solutions to solve this problem.