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DIY Table Runner

Hi everyone! Claire’s party was this past Saturday, and it was a lovely time. Like the paper heart garland that I shared last week, I made many of the other decorations myself. And they were all relatively affordable projects that anyone could do! Believe me, I am not an expert crafter- I have never used a sewing machine and I cut with scissors like a first grader. Regardless, I love hand making things, especially when these things are to celebrate my favorite little girl in the world. Here’s an easy idea to dress up your table- a do-it-yourself table runner made with only 3 items!

First, I bought a 3 yards of burlap from the craft store (I used a 50% off coupon so it was less than $7!) Then, I cut the width of the burlap to 20 inches, which is a standard width of a table runner. I then grabbed a bunch of ribbons in different sizes and textures that coordinated with the party decor. I simply cut them a bit longer that the width of the burlap and arranged them into a random pattern that I liked.

Then, I cut some iron on hemming tape that I picked up at the craft store the same length as the ribbons. And then placed the ribbons on top of the hem strips.

Next, I heated up the iron to the wool setting, turned off the steam, and placed a washcloth on top of the ribbon as I pressed down and sealed it to the burlap. Super easy!

After I was done ironing all the ribbons to the burlap, I simply used scissors to trim the excess ribbon from the edges of the runner.

Here is what the completed table runner looks like! (Ignore all the leftover heart confetti, this was taken after the party. I forgot to take pictures with everything set up on the table, oops!)

Have a happy Wednesday!

 

July 27th, 2011

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  1. it turned out so cute! another great creation. but i will say, i don’t believe the “i’m not a crafty person” statement. just for the record.

    jina

    27 Jul 11 at 3:12 pm

  2. jina- oh i’m crafty! just not an expert. BUT guess what?? Alex said i could have her sewing machine!! get ready for lesson time at my house!

    nicky

    27 Jul 11 at 3:27 pm

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