How To Hang Plastic Tablecloths On A Wall

Oftentimes, procuring traditional wall art and decor can be time-consuming and costly. A good alternative that is both versatile and durable is plastic tablecloths. This item is often overlooked as mere table covers, yet these linens can be turned into eye-catching wall hangings. Let us take a deep dive into how you can hang plastic tablecloths as wall decor.

What are Plastic Tablecloths?

Plastic tablecloths are table linens designed to protect your tables from spills, stains, and general wear and tear. You can use these for parties and everyday use as they are made from durable materials like vinyl or polyethylene.

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In the past, plastic tablecloths only came in basic solid colors. Recently, there has been a rise in patterns, detailed prints, and unique textures in the market.

These designs are reminiscent of traditional and high-end fabric tablecloths. Some of the examples include gingham checks, bold florals, and geometric designs. Choose from a variety of plastic tablecloths to complement any aesthetic planned for the event.

How to Hang Plastic Tablecloths on a Wall

The process of how to hang up a plastic tablecloth as your background is simple. It requires minimal tools and effort, and a few steps.

  1. Measure the area where you want to hang the tablecloth and cut the plastic to size, leaving a few extra inches on each side for tucking or folding.
  2. Gather your materials: plastic tablecloth, scissors, tape or removable adhesive strips, and a level (optional for ensuring a straight hang).
  3. Decide on the desired placement, and use a level if necessary to mark a horizontal guideline.
  4. Starting at the top, secure the tablecloth to the wall using tape or adhesive strips. Work your way down, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles as you go.
  5. Once the top is securely attached, tuck or fold the excess tablecloth neatly around the edges and secure it with additional tape or adhesive strips.

You can also accentuate for added visual interest. Also, you can layer multiple other items such as colorful and textured tablecloths that complement your base plastic tablecloth, and arrange them in a collage style to create dimension for your backdrop.

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What Sets Plastic Tablecloths Apart?

Fabric tablecloths have long been the go-to choice for the event. Many people believe that they look and feel more premium than the "synthetic" plastic ones. Event organizers and party suppliers are now using and suggesting plastic tablecloths more often because of their flexibility.

These pieces are waterproof and stain-resistant. With just a swipe, any dirt or stain can be removed. It is easier to undo the hassle caused by spills and mishaps and restore your table setting quickly. This works well for outdoor events or parties with the presence of children.

They are also lightweight and easy to handle. Setting up your ensemble is a breeze.

It will take much fewer people to transport and install these pieces. Achieve a wrinkle-free and sleek look without ironing or steaming. It proves to be a truly time-saving option for table setups.

They are also the more affordable option for your setup background. Save money on accessories to have more for catering, entertainment, or long-term investments like charger plates and flatware.

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Advantages of Using Plastic Tablecloths as Wall Decor

Using plastic tablecloths gives you many benefits. These include saving time, less cleaning maintenance, and waterproofing. You can also use plastic tablecloths as a decorative item for your event ensemble. Or, you can set it up straight on your wall or choose to drape it on a backdrop panel.

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They can be eye-catching and elegant while still maintaining cost-effectiveness. This is a good alternative to the more expensive and delicate wall art and tapestries that will take more personnel, time, and effort to set up and pack up. With a fraction of the cost, you can experiment with many different looks.

As event planners and organizers, we aim to strike the balance between style and affordability. We also want to acquire more options for mixing and matching even if working on a limited budget. With plastic tablecloths, every dollar spent gives you value for your money because they can be reused and re-mixed for any future event.

Decorate your plain wall and backdrop panel with cool patterns, elegant textures, and popping colors. These lightweight plastic tablecloths are friendly for setups. Accidents such as falling off are avoided. If this occurs, it can be remedied in no time. 

Taking Care of Your Plastic Tablecloth

While plastic tablecloths are durable and low-maintenance, it is still standard protocol to take care of your supplies and equipment as a general rule to save up and avoid repeated costs. Consider these simple tips to keep your plastic tablecloths at their best, whether as a table cover or wall decor.

  • Dust them regularly with a microfiber cloth or use a handheld vacuum to remove any lint, dust, or debris that may accumulate on the surface.
  • For deep cleaning, wipe them down with a damp cloth and mild soap or cleaning solution. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasives that could scratch or damage the plastic surface.
  • If the tablecloth becomes wrinkled or creased during installation or storage, lightly mist it with water and smooth it out with your hands to regain its crisp appearance.
  • When not in use, store the tablecloths flat or rolled up to prevent creasing or folding lines from setting in.

With proper care, these tablecloths can maintain color vibrancy and patterns for years letting you make the most out of them.

Incorporate Plastic Tablecloths into Your Aesthetic

You will want your plastic tablecloth wall decor to pop out and complement your theme. Use different patterns and textures to masterfully meld them into your aesthetic. Opt for bold floral and geometric prints for detail. Use solid colors to create a modern aesthetic that feels like abstract art.

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Plastic tablecloths, table cloth covers, and decors are versatile. Let your true artistry reveal its potential with DIY tablecloth wall covers. Create a harmonious showcase for friends and family to remember.

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