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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Couldn't-Be-Easier Burlap Runner

I've had a bolt of burlap for almost a month now with a million projects in mind and I finally got around to one last night. It couldn't have been easier and maybe took me 15 minutes from start to finish!

Pottery Barn (and everywhere else) has all kinds of cute burlap Christmas decorations and I especially like the look and texture of burlap table runners.

My table is 5 1/2 feet long so I made my runner just over 6 feet to have a little hang over each end. I wanted mine to be a little wider than usual so I can layer it with another runner if I want so I cut the piece in half (making it about 40" wide).

Burlap frays very easily so I used my serger to finish off the sides. If you don't have a serger you could sew a zig zag stitch near the edge, use some fray check, or just leave it as is!

The serger left nice finished edges like this:

That was it! All I had to do was put it on our dining room table.

I added my Pottery Barn (but purchased at Goodwill) hurricanes with some cinnamon pinecones from Michael's.

And a Christmas wreath from Target a few years ago. I need to make a trip back to Michael's for some more pinecones to fill in around the candle.

Since this project was so quick I had a little time to work on a second burlap project I'll post for you tomorrow!


  1. Oh how I love burlap! Thanks for the idea on how to finish the ever-fraying edges!

  2. I love this!! Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog... Have a great Friday!

    Emily @ BabyBerry

  3. This is a great idea!! Love love burlap, so natural looking!! Thanks!! :)

  4. Ooo love it! love the burlap, its so so pretty! your table looks awesome. found you through Roca and Company! i guess I'm one of your favorite people cause i just started following! yay :) have a good day.

  5. Burlap is so wonderful, love your decor.

  6. Cute and easy! I just bought a bunch of burlap for another project...may have to try this with the rest! Visiting from Craft-O-Maniac

  7. I love this! You did a great job! Your runner and Pottery Barn hurricanes are awesome! I'm a new follower!

  8. I LOVE burlap too. You're table runner turned out great!

  9. I love any easy craft project - and this not only looks beautiful but it's easy! Thanks for the tut! :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. You've been featured at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to grab a button if you'd like.


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  11. Now I want a serger.....I usually try and hem my burlap like regular material with a double roll hem. It always comes out uneven.... now I know why!

    Great post.


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  13. I don't have a serger but my friend you've given me an idea! Burlap runners are my favorite.

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  14. Hi Lauren, I love your burlap table runner. What a wonderful idea and of course, having a good sewing machine with a serger really does help. I don't have a sewing machine so I am inclined to stay away from anything to do sewing, but I love yours. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris