DIY Burlap Table Runner -Easy how-to, using very inexpensive garden burlap, and no sew. It’s perfect for fall or thanksgiving tables.
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 easy burlap runner is really inexpensive to make.
- burlap from the garden centre
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 are BFF’s. So I purchased some burlap, intended for winterizing shrubs, from the garden centre.
How To Make A Burlap Table Runner
To make my runner I cut a strip about 22 inches wide, and long enough for some overhang on my table, remembering that the table would have all its extra boards in making it extra long 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 -check out the whole Thanksgiving table here.
This was a simple, quick, inexpensive little project, and I love how it turned out.
With a DIY Burlap Table Runner, life really is a party!
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