Hello and happy Wednesday! Last week when I shared our Fall Home Tour you may have noticed something new on our table. For the first time ever I have a table runner--I feel so classy! :)
I saw several really pretty ones at Homegoods but they were all around $13 and I realized that I already had everything I needed to make one. This is probably the most simple tutorial you'll ever read!
I had a roll of 18" burlap that I used for Tristan's train party that I got at Walmart in the Wedding section for $7. You can also find it at Hobby Lobby (use their 40% any one item coupon!)
I like that the edges are already sealed, making it perfect to use as a table runner.
I cut off the excess on each end to make it the perfect length for my table, but needed something to hide the raw edges and dress it up a little.
I had some scraps from a placemat that I cut up to make a pumpkin pillow (tutorial soon to come!) that worked perfectly for this. I attached the material using hot glue, making sure that the pretty finished side was on the outside.
I didn't get a picture of the back, but all I did was use hot glue to make a hem before gluing it on to the burlap.
I did the same thing for the edge that wasn't already hemmed as you can see on the left.
And there you have it--the quickest, most simple tutorial ever! It only took a few minutes and materials I had laying around to create my very first table runner. And of course because it's burlap, I love it!
You could also use just plain scrap material or even some pretty ribbon on the ends. I think we're always going to have a table runner now, it just makes the table look so pretty!
I'll be back next week with a few more things that I made to decorate for fall. Have a great week everyone!
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