I'm always on the hunt for a good, durable tablecloth. And after seeing paint drop cloths used in so many ways (drapes, rugs) I decided to pick up a canvas drop cloth ($5.99) from Lowes and try it out.
I just grabbed my bleach pen (a must in this house!) and made medium-sized dots all over the cloth using the brush side of the pen.
Once I had all my dots painted on I took the cloth outside to dry in the sun for about 30 minutes.
Then I just threw in the washer and dryer and done!
An easy (cheap) tablecloth - perfect for this messy little family...