Easy Burlap Table Runner
This easy burlap table runner has no sewing, no measuring, and comes together VERY quickly!
A perfect St. Patrick’s Day decorative touch – make it on your own or incorporate the kids!
Burlap is a great craft fabric and very trendy right now – but printed burlap can be pricey – we saw some for $12 a yard at the local fabric store AND they didn’t have anything St. Patrick’s Day themed – so we made our own for pennies!
Here is What You Need:
- 3 Wine corks
- 2 Rubber bands
- Green Acrylic Paint – we used Kelly Green and Palm Leaf by Apple Barrel (We purchased ours at Walmart for $.50 each)
- Thin paint brush (for painting stem)
- Paper plate – perfect for a paint palette
- Burlap – we used a 20 inch wide piece of burlap from a 4 foot, standard bolt. TIP – We purchased our burlap at JoAnn Fabrics – regular price is $3.99 a yard, we used a 50% off coupon and had them cut only 20 inches for us – total cost – less than $2! Yay!
- Towel or work surface coverage to place under burlap
- Iron the burlap fabric – we used the steam setting and it flattened out nicely
- At the edge of the fabric, gently pull individual threads out creating a fringe. You can make the fringe deeper by pulling more threads out.
- Lay burlap fabric out over covered work surface
- Using the elastic, connect 3 of the wine corks – this will become your ‘stamp’
- Place a little paint on a paper plate and stamp the corks into the paint TIP – practice a bit on a paper plate – it will give you an idea how much pressure to use and how much paint covers
- Once the corks have been dipped in the paint, randomly press paint onto fabric
- Next, using the brush, draw a stem off of the cork prints creating a festive clover. TIP – Place the stems in different directions so that it looks like a random pattern
- Let the paint dry thoroughly before using as a table runner
What if you stamped the group of corks and one didn’t take? Use a single cork dipped in paint to touch up any areas that you want to fill in.
Looking for other fun St. Patrick’s Day related crafts – check out these projects from Mom’s Lifesavers:
St. Patrick’s Day Lacing Cards – easy to make and a great way to work those fine motor skills!
How about a fancy, fun, St. Patrick’s Day Necklace made from colorful paper straws?
Looking for some fun in the kitchen – here is my Nana’s Irish Soda Bread Recipe – it comes together quickly, is VERY easy and tastes amazing!