My kids are slowly destroying my dining room table. And that's not even with art projects or anything, just the sticky foods get stuck in the decorative edge of the table (yes my kids get the occasional pop tart, and boy can those things make a mess with a young kid!). Table clothes just seem to slip around so I had almost given up when I came across this genius idea. Smashed Peas and Carrots took a vinyl table cloth and sewed it like a slip cover so it couldn't slip around! The process is super simple (and very quick) as long as your table cloth is larger than your table. My table is huge but I found the perfect vinyl cloth at Target for $4.99!!! It was a Circo brand on an endcap. I wanted something fun that might make the kids sit at the table a little longer, but you can totally use something that will blend in more to your room. I didn't get a great shot of the overall finished project but here is a snapshot to show you the pattern.
I even had some left over so I made a nice big wet bag for the pool!