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Quick Tablecloth Weights That Are Easy to Customize

Does it drives you batty when a sneaky gust of wind messes up a table you’ve spent hours decorating? Instead of relying on plates and cutlery to keep your tablecloth in place, why not make your own, inexpensive weights using things you probably already have in your craft cupboard.

How to make your own tablecloth weights using basic craft supplies. #tableclothweights #tabledecor #DIYTableClothWeights #SpringDecor

They’re quick and easy to do, and you can customize them to suit your unique decorating style.

What you need

  • 8 Bulldog clips (you can find them at most office supply stores)
  • Four little buckets
  • Beads to match your decor
  • Thin jewelry wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Sand, stones or anything else that will add weight to the buckets

How to make the tablecloth weights

Start by cutting your jewelry wire into four 25 cm (10″) pieces. If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know how much we love using wire in our craft projects. There’s just so much you can do with it.

Cut the wire into strips #tableclothweights #tabledecor #DIYTableClothWeights #SpringDecor

Thread the wire through the hole in the Bulldog clip and fold it in half.

Add wire to the clip #tableclothweights #tabledecor #DIYTableClothWeights #SpringDecor

String an assortment of beads onto the wire. Add as many as you want in whichever order you like. Finish off by adding another pinch clip to the end and twisting and, knotting the wire to secure. Trim any extra bits of wire.

FInd a selection of beads and string onto the wire #tableclothweights #tabledecor #DIYTableClothWeights #SpringDecor

Fill the little buckets with stones, shells, glass pebbles, beads or anything else that’s heavy enough to act as a weight.

Fill the bucket with beads on glass stones FInd a selection of beads and string onto the wire #tableclothweights #tabledecor #DIYTableClothWeights #SpringDecor

Add the one end of the beaded Bulldog clip to the bucket and clip the other end to the edge of your tablecloth.

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Now that tablecloth will stay right where it belongs. One the table 😉

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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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Some more ideas to customize the look

There are so many ways to customize these tablecloth weights:

  • Put fresh, or faux flowers, on top of the glass pebbles to celebrate Spring;
  • Plant small succulents inside the buckets before hanging them. Succulents are trending right now;
  • For Easter add a few speckled eggs and some moss;
  • Use large wooden beads and a tassel or three to create a farmhouse look;
  • Swop some of the pebbles for little acorns and pine cones to welcome Fall;
  • And for Halloween, paint the bucket black, fill with pebbles and dump a small skeleton on top. You could even use “glow in the dark” beads to up the spooky factor 😉
  • For a totally glam look, use crystal beads and pearls instead;
  • And don’t forget about Christmas. Replace the bucket with a sand-filled bauble to create some festive cheer.

The possibilities are endless and they make great gifts too. How would you customize them?

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And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY, then maybe these beauties will appeal.

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Boston Warehouse Fabulous Flip Flops Tablecloth Weights, Set of 4

As always wishing you a beautiful, safe and love-filled week. Happy crafting my friends.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts, Quick & Easy Crafts, Wire Crafts


  • Posted: April 30, 2019 18:54

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    These are brilliant Michelle! Functional for keeping the tablecloth in place and Sooooo cute!
    • Posted: May 1, 2019 08:39


      And they're so easy to make too 😉
  • Posted: April 20, 2019 14:34


    These are so pretty, Michelle! They would be so lovely for an outdoor wedding or any event held outdoors. Pinned :)
    • Posted: April 21, 2019 06:09


      They're great for any kind of outdoor entertaining and I just love how quick and easy they are to customize
  • Posted: April 17, 2019 06:31


    These are the prettiest tablecloth weights! I need some too, it's always windy here, but we enjoy eating outside!
    • Posted: April 17, 2019 15:00


      Thank you Katrin 😘 we use them all the time too.
  • Posted: April 16, 2019 03:41


    This has to be the cutest tablecloth trick in the book Michelle. There are literally so many things those adorable buckets can be filled with.
    • Posted: April 16, 2019 06:48


      Right!!! And they're so much fun to make too 😉
  • Posted: April 15, 2019 21:14

    maria brittis

    This is such a great idea so original!
  • Posted: April 15, 2019 18:24


    Sweet, sweet, sweet...and very useful!!
  • 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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