DIY Burlap Table Runner

DIY Burlap Table Runner -Easy how-to, using very inexpensive garden burlap, perfect for fall or thanksgiving

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.

DIY Burlap Table Runner -Easy how-to, using very inexpensive garden burlap, perfect for fall or thanksgiving

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just follow the line of the fabric as you cut.

DIY Burlap Table Runner -Easy how-to, using very inexpensive garden burlap, perfect for fall or thanksgiving

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.

DIY Burlap Table Runner -Easy how-to, using very inexpensive garden burlap, perfect for fall or thanksgiving

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.

DIY Burlap Table Runner -Easy how-to, using very inexpensive garden burlap, perfect for fall or thanksgiving

This was a simple, quick, inexpensive little project, and I love how it turned out. Happy Fall!

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Comments

  1. Jennifer Hartley says:

    Great idea girl!!!!! I am doing this today!!!! Looks great with the table all set.

  2. So lovely!!!

  3. Love your table setting with the autumn colors, and thanks for sharing your source for loose weave burlap!
    Tracey

  4. My daughter used burlap on her tables at her wedding reception this summer on top of lace – it was a very cool look.
    The lace, btw, was mostly curtains from estate sales.

  5. love it! and totally wish I was there to enjoy it with the family ๐Ÿ˜›

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