Cheap Tablecloth Ideas

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Cheap Tablecloth Ideas
An inexpensive tablecloth can show style and set the tone for a gathering. (Thomas Jackson/Lifesize/Getty Images)

An inexpensive tablecloth can offer visual appeal for everyday use or a special event. Unconventional materials such as wallpaper or gift wrap under clear vinyl can give a home a whimsical tone that can change with the occasion.

Cloth Alternatives

An inexpensive table cover can include fabrics with other household uses. For example, bed sheeting and some curtain materials can offer crisp and smooth covers. Large fabric scraps from quilting or sewing projects can piece together quickly with machine sewing.

Novelty Table Cover

A unique view or story can top a table for the cost of a couple yards of clear vinyl and old printed materials. Favourite articles or comic strips set on large paper under a layer of protective vinyl can make a table cover with content that changes by the week. A traveller could set a postcard collection or large travel poster of a dream destination over the table surface. Completed jigsaw puzzles can also showcase under the easy-care vinyl.


A fabric store with a clearance section can offer stunning tablecloth materials, including sheeting and clear or patterned vinyl. Inexpensive polyester lining can offer a subtle sheen. Discount stores, auction houses or liquidators sometimes sell tablecloth materials. A restaurant or hotel that disposes of used linens can prove an inexpensive source.

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