Like a lot of you, I’m crazy about burlap! It’s such a versatile fabric that can be used in so many ways. I wanted to add some color and pattern to my table with a new table runner, so I reached for natural and colored burlap to make my own. The beauty of making it yourself is that you control everything, from the color to the pattern to the size, to make the perfect piece for your home.
- Burlap – $2
- Burlap ribbon in red – $3
- Fabric Glue – on hand
- Stencil – on hand
- Paint – on hand
Step one: Cut the burlap and two strips of burlap ribbon. The length and width will be determined by the size of the table and your personal preference.
Step two: Attach the ribbon to the burlap using fabric glue. I placed a large plastic bag under my project to protect my work surface.
Step three: Tape your stencil onto the center strip of burlap fabric. Use a foam roller to quickly apply paint over the stencil. I used a multi-purpose paint, which works nicely on fabric. I like using a mini foam roller so the paint doesn’t bleed under the stencil, and so I can have crisp edges on my stenciled design.
Repeat your stenciled design until the desired pattern is complete, and allow it to dry.
This quick project will instantly brighten your table! It’s such a simple craft that you can make several to decorate multiple tables for a party. You could also make them in different colors or patterns for different holidays. Have fun crafting and creating!