Thursday, March 25, 2010

Burlap Table Runner in under 10 minutes!

I have been looking for a table runner for a while now...with no luck! Nothing has caught my eye or been long enough to fit my table.

And with all the burlap going around Blogland I thought it would make a great table runner and best of all I knew I would NOT have to SEW it!



I had to buy 2 and half yards to fit my table length perfectly which cost me less than 7$ and I have half of it left over!



My table is black so while getting the material at HL I found these cute iron ons that match!



I just cut straight up the middle and started pulling the strings out the sides and bottom to give it a fringed edge, WARNING! This is messy!



And another reason I chose the burlap...it matched my rug and wall color! (insert tiny handclap)Yay me!



Now onto the window treatments...which I am pretty sure won't be Burlap but you never know.  I've seen some really cute ones out there!


And just FYI I found these cuties to hang on my wall behind the table at TJ's! 

68 comments:

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

I absolutely love it! Especially the monogram! Great job!!

Jill said...

Score! I love TJ Maxx! Cute table runner. I LOVE me some burlap!

Mommy 2 One Angel said...

I'm loving it!!! Iron on's and burlap? Who knew that could be SO elegant together! =0) Burlap is all the rave these days. I'm going to be doing a burlap project soon...I hope. A cheap one..love those!! Your dining room looks very comfortable and pretty.

Debbie said...

I am SO MUCH giving this the two thumbs up! I love the look of it, especially with the "H" added. The fact that it's a no sew project, well... that just puts it over the top. It looks really good!

Southern Touch Catering said...

I love using burlap and did so for my Christmas tablescapes as well as my daughter's wedding table last October. Your dining room is so attactive in the color scheme your doing- keep it up it looks fantastic!

Natalie said...

Where did you get your table? I LOVE IT!

Great job on the burlap.. very cute.

eatlotsachocolate said...

That is just adorable!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Really great project! I have the burlap and now I just have to get busy! Thanks for the inspiration. Your runner turned out great!

Kim said...

The black iron ons make it perfect! Love it! Suggestion for your curtains...drop cloths. They come in a natural tone & there is a huge amount of fabric in them for cheap! Just fyi, if you decide to go with the drop cloth idea, look for ones that don't have seams in the middle, if you can find them.

lafamiglia said...

Very cool runner ~ Love the monogram and the fact that It didn't require sewing! Thanks for sharing, Monica

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

I love the burlap runner. I just purchased some burlap for a project. I was surprised at how many colors or shades it comes in.

Cindy said...

Your burlap runner looks amazing! And with that monogram on it, it looks very expensive. I was looking at two at an etsy shop today and they cost $60 and $70 and they were similar to yours! You did well, girl. Hugs, Cindy S

Jennifer Tidwell said...

I made some really cute and EASY burlap curtains once. I'll send you a pic if you want!

a very blessed lady! said...

yes please do Jennifer!

a very blessed lady! said...

Natalie, I got my table at the Pottery Barn Outlet in Ohio! It was a fraction of the one in the catalouge. Find an outlet my table is still in the catalouge and I purchased mine over 6 years ago. I drove 6 hours to get it but so worth it!

a very blessed lady! said...

And thanks for the drop cloth idea Kim!

a very blessed lady! said...

And to everyone else thanks sooo much for the comments! They sure do make a girl feel good!

Debbie said...

I am loving burlap these days myself! The monogram was a really nice added touch!

fawnda said...

I think that I may be the only person on earth that has not made something from burlap... I better get a move on!

You runner is beautiful!

Bella said...

This looks great .. the detail of the iron on made it beautiful! Bella

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely amazing!!!!

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Lori said...

I love your table runner, and the inital makes it.

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linda t said...

I want you to know that your burlap runner is by far my favorite out there in blogdom!! And some are selling for $68.00 and not near as lovely as yours.
Great job!

Beth Eaton said...

Very Cool! I'm not really a fan of burlap but I LOVE it. I'm slowing coming around. I might have to steal your idea on this one! By the way I'm here through New Friend Friday through The Girl Creative! Good to meet you!!

Beth Eaton said...

PS I'm a follower now......YAY

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Really nice. I just bought some burlap yesterday (yes, jumpin on the bandwagon) but wondering how to you get rid of the "dusty" smell?

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

It looks lovely. I especially like the monograms you added. The plates will look great too.

LuLu said...

So glad I found you through New Friend Friday! I love burlap, never thought to make a table runner, great idea...I love yours!

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Tami said...

Visiting from New Friend Friday! What a cute runner...love the iron on H!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I've been trying to find one too on Etsy but thanks to you now I'm going to try making one myself! Thanks for sharing! =)

Victoria said...

That turned out fantastic, I love it!

Gay Vaughan said...

I am the only person on the planet that hasn't made something wonderful with burlap...got to get going on that! This is beautiful and I love it how easy it is, yet classic and beautiful. Thank you so much for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! I love seeing what you are up to...and hope you will join again!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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jenjen said...

Very cute runner - I love the monogram! And those plates are great -- love TJ's!

XOOX
Jen

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your monogrammed runner -- the H would work at my house as well! And those plates would make a great tablescape before you hang them up!

Amanda said...

I love the table runner! That is such a great idea.

kathi @ traybella said...

simple. . . beautifl . . . love it!
kathi

Rachelle said...

Looks like a million bucks! :)

Linda Q said...

Ok now burlap is on my shopping list,wonderful job and it gave me even further idea with this and for Easter.
Linda

beckaboots said...

I love this! Looks like I need to make another trip to Joannes to get some Burlap... Great job! :)

Amanda said...

So cute - I love your monogram!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

That monogram makes all the difference! Great plates too!

artteachergirl said...

Love this!! Now ideas for burlap bags??
I bought 30 for $2 at a yard sale recently. I plan to make some pillows, but not 30 of them...LOL
I would have bought more stacks of them, but a lady sideswiped me to get to the rest of the stacks...I'm still in mourning. Thanks for any suggestions.

Ann said...

Loving this idea and I have the burlap AND a black table! I am sooo doing this. Thanks!!!

GrannySue said...

Oh how clever you are and how terrific it looks in your room.

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

I love this! And the iron ons are fabulous...it looks so good in your dining room. I just might have to try this....

Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see those plates up on the wall!!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That looks great!!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love that runner!!

Jess said...

10 minutes?! Wow! That's gorgeous!

Mommy Moment said...

That looks awesome!
Sorry, but we never did get our pictures back on our blog. I hope you have everything figured out!

Jody from Mommy Moment!

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks great! I love the monogram you added, so elegant.

Shaunna said...

Adorable!! Found you through the girl creative today...so glad I did! -shaunna :)

Connie said...

O.k., now maybe just maybe, I could do this project without 5 start-overs and 5 trips back to Jo-Anne's for forgotten supplies.

You know, if the stars are lined up just right and I click my ruby red Isotoners three times.

This is such a great example of simple greatness.

Andy Porter said...

It looks so gorgeous with the frayed edges and the monogram! Great job!

Thanks for linking!

No Ordinary Me said...

Awesome. Make me one!!! I am kidding. I so can't sew! :(

Katie said...

I love this! So simple, and elegant at the same time!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

How cute! I love the monogram, it's the perfect touch!! :)
Blessings,
Stacey

fairfieldhouse said...

Your burlap runner is beautiful. I love the fringed edges and your beautiful monogram. What a statement against the black table. Simplicity at it's best. The dishes were a great find and truly compliment your decor!

Deborah
http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2010/04/03/flowerplace/

pjhsfirsttimegrandma said...

Love it! Hmmmmm, does burlap come in colors? (just imagining!)

ClassiclyAmber said...

That is perfect!! I just love it. It is so simple and so pretty all at once. =-D

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Anonymous said...

I was just wondering where you purchased the monogram at...I love it. I am getting Married in August and that would be perfect at the head table.

a very blessed lady! said...

I purchased the monogram at Hobby Lobby, CONGRATS!!!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

The runner looks great! I love the black and tan scheme you have in your dining area. . . it looks very cozy.

So glad I stumbled across your blog! :]

Ellie said...

Love the table runner! I'd love to see more pictures of your kitchen and dining room. The glimpses I've seen are so nice! I'm your newest follower!

Jenerous said...

First off - AWESOME!!! And thank you for giving me the "finishing touch" on my idea for my upcoming wedding. Second, I see you got the Monogram at Hobby Lobby - is it an iron on or would that ruin the burlap? detail on attaching monogram! THANK YOOOU!

Jenerous said...

First off - AWESOME!!! And thank you for giving me the "finishing touch" on my idea for my upcoming wedding. Second, I see you got the Monogram at Hobby Lobby - is it an iron on or would that ruin the burlap? detail on attaching monogram! THANK YOOOU!

lovinglife said...

This was so easy and looks great. I have a table in the middle of my kitchen that is smallish and I couldn't find anything the right size for it. With my Hobby Lobby coupon the grand total of mine was $3 and I had enough leftover to make an extra to put away for when the kids destroy the first one. Thanks for the great idea.