A Crafty Mix


Stop Your Tablecloth From Flying Away


It drives me insane when a sneaky gust of wind messes up a table we’ve spent hours decorating. Instead of relying on plates and cutlery to keep the cloth in place you can make your own inexpensive tablecloth clips that fits your unique decor and are keeps the tablecloth from becoming a parachute.

What you need for the tablecloth clips:

  •  8 Pinch clips (you can find them at most office supply stores)
  • 4 little buckets
  • Beads to match your decor
  • 0.5 mm Beading wire
  • Pliers
  • Sand, stones or anything else that’s heavy to fill the buckets
What you need

What you need

Cut four 25 cm pieces from the beading wire and fold each piece in half. Attach a pinch clip in the fold and string beads in any order on the beading wire. Add as many as you want in whichever order suits you. Finish off by adding another pinch clip to the end and knotting the wire. Trim any extra bits of wire.

Fold the wire in half

Fold the wire in half and attach the pinch clips and beads

Fill the little buckets with stones, sand, shells, some beads or anything else that’s heavy enough to act as a weight and the clips are ready to protect your tablecloth from any pesky breeze.  Simply hang off the edge of your tablecloth.

Stylish tablecloth clips

Stylish tablecloth clips

A quick and easy way to stop those sneaky gusts of wind from destroying your tablescape. Full tutorial on the blog

How do you keep those sneaky gusts of wind from destroying your beautifully decorated table? I’d love to hear your ideas.

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Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts, Our Round House


  • Posted: October 24, 2016 22:40

    Rosie Digout

    What an awesome little DIY item. I like that it solves a simple problem that most of us had at one time or another. You can use any colour of beads to match your tablecloth, etc.
    • Posted: October 25, 2016 06:26


      Yeah those pesky winds can be a real problem sometimes, thanks for stopping by Rosie
  • Posted: October 24, 2016 17:45

    Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Not only is this the coolest idea ever! It is so pretty too. Those little buckets add not only weight, but the cutest decor accent! Pinned this, I will be adding it to our patio table next spring! Thanks!!! Brilliant!
    • Posted: October 25, 2016 06:30


      Thank you so much Nikki
  • Posted: October 24, 2016 14:14


    This is a really clever idea. I love that it is practical and looks so pretty as well. A welcome addition to any table x
    • Posted: October 24, 2016 14:30


      Thank you so much Yvonne
  • Posted: October 24, 2016 05:42

    Sadhna Grover

    This is a great idea, it looks nice and saves the table cloth.
    • Posted: October 24, 2016 06:19


      Thanks you Sadhna ;-)
  • Posted: October 23, 2016 14:55


    These are really pretty. It great that you could swap out the decor by adding different items to the bucket. So much better than purchased weights.
    • Posted: October 24, 2016 04:02


      Thank you Leanna, we use ours all the time and they make such lovely gifts too ;-)
  • Posted: September 26, 2016 07:13


    That is a useful idea, Michelle!! The bonus is it looks so beautiful! Love it
    • Posted: September 26, 2016 08:59


      Thank you Pili ;-) They make such nice Christmas gifts to because they're really easy to make
  • Posted: March 25, 2016 17:21


    Are you gluing the things inside the buckets so they don't spill?
    • Posted: March 29, 2016 06:26


      Hi Pam, we haven't glued the glass beads and shells, we change it depending on our decor. The clips that hold the buckets are quite steady so nothing has spilled out yet.
  • Posted: January 27, 2016 21:18

    doğal taş evler

    It looks very nice. awesome <3
    • Posted: March 3, 2016 17:26


      Thank you <3

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