Simple Burlap Table Runner

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Follow this easy tutorial to create a beautiful burlap table runner in no time!

easy burlap table runner

In our home, we aren't formal people. And often our family meals consist of eating in front of the television! I know, horrible right?!

But a few times a week we are intentional about eating around the table together in our 'formal' dining room. It helps us to reconnect after a busy day, and this time together is something our family values. I love to make the dining table pretty, using my vintage dishes, candles and even fresh flowers.

This room was a blank canvas when we moved into our home this past October. Fresh paint on the walls brightened the space, and I've had fun filling it with collected treasures. Almost everything in this room was found at thrift stores, yard sales, or Craigslist!

That means that there is a story behind each the time we drove over an hour with our three young children to look at this Craigslist hutch, and the guy selling it felt so bad for our long drive that he sold it to us for only forty bucks!

painted hutch and dish collection

dining room

Or the time I painted this $10 yard sale frame white...and then Mr DIY saw a similar one online that was sold for thousands of dollars...unpainted! We'll never know if there's a real treasure buried under that white paint or not!

framed chalkboard

Gathering around the table as a family draws us together in a special way and sharing stories is a natural extension of that.

easy burlap table runner

I created a new burlap table runner for this space recently, and it was so easy!


supplies for DIY burlap table runner

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I've made runners with burlap fabric before, and they're a little more work because the edges will need to be either hemmed or frayed. This time I chose a pre-made runner that fit the length of my table, allowing a few inches of overlap on the ends.

Burlap is usually quite wrinkled and needs to be ironed before working with it.

adding trims to each end

Decide on the look you want for your burlap runner, and select your trims based on that. I wanted to create a runner that had a vintage feel with a touch of (I hate to use the word 'whimsy') fun because we're far from stuffy in our home!

I played around with various trims before selecting the ones you see above, cut them to size and simply hot glued them onto each end of the runner!

It really could not be simpler, and in just a few minutes I had a custom burlap table runner that completely suits the mood of the dining room. The pom pom trim is a fun addition, while the lace and soft blue velvet ribbon add a touch of nostalgia.

After placing my DIY burlap table runner on our dining table, I set the table using some of my favorite collected items. I pulled out antique blue mason jars, a vintage doily, some of my blue and white transferware, vintage white ironstone, milk glass and silver.

While shopping at Kroger this week, I bought some baby's breath and a couple of candles from The NEW Atmosphere Collection™ Fine Home Fragrance by Glade® to finish off my table because every table needs fresh flowers and candles, right?

I found the candles in the aisle with the air fresheners, and was intrigued by the fresh scents and the vintage-looking labels on each one.

Glade Atmosphere Collection

The creamy colors, fresh scents and those sweet labels made these candles the perfect complement to my collected table! They remind me of apothecary jars!

And they smell so light and fresh. I didn't want anything too overpowering in this airy space, and these Glade candles
certainly fit the bill.

Glade Atmosphere Collection candles

These crafted soy candles are brand new, and available in four scents as well as plug-ins if you're a continuous-scent-kinda-gal! My favorites are the No 2 Bright™ and the No 3 Free™.

burlap table runner DIY and Glade candles

My vintage themed family table feels complete and I can't wait until we're all gathered around it to share a meal and some good stories!

easy burlap table runner

Now I just need to decide what to serve for dinner...any ideas?

burlap table runner

You can find out more about these new Glade candles and the fragrance designer who helped develop the scents by clicking here. You can follow along with Glade on social media:

I just hung some of my white ironstone on the wall in my dining room, and will be sharing that easy project shortly!

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  1. Cindy that is a beautiful runner. Love how you put it together with all those little details. I am also crushing on your table. The black on the legs makes it stand out.

    1. Thank you so much Mary, it has been fun seeing this room come together!

  2. Your table runner is simply beautiful. I love how it ties the room together and makes your table look amazing. I can't wait to try out these new scents from Glade. They sound wonderful! [client]


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