Like so many other bloggers, I seem to have developed a bit of a crush on burlap. It seems like such a great fit with rustic, cool, fall days. This year I decided to make a runner for my dinning room table out of burlap. I did check out the fabric store, but all they had was “fancy” tightly woven burlap, not exactly the sack bag image I’d been picturing. So, I headed to the hardware store -success! Not only did they have the authentic stuff there, but it was way cheaper -and you know me and a bargin -BFF’s. So I purchased some burlap, intended for winterizing shrubs, from the garden centre.
To make my runner I cut a strip about 22 inches wide, and long enough for some overhang on my table, remembering that it would have all it’s extra boards in for Thanksgiving dinner. 😉 Just follow the line of the fabric as you cut.
I considered different methods of finishing the edges, but in the end decided I really liked the slightly frayed look of leaving it as is. It was a little lumpy, bumpy so I gave it a quick iron. The smell of ironing it reminded me of days as a little girl playing in my Grandma’s barn at her farm, happy memories.
I am using it for fall on top of my dark wooden dinning room table, but I also used it for Thanksgiving over a white table cloth, and loved the way it added texture to the table. Here’s a sneak peak of Thanksgiving.
This was a simple, quick, inexpensive little project, and I love how it turned out. Happy Fall!