Make a Burlap Table Runner
This craft is #EasyToMake and fun for little hands. Using DollarTree cookie cutters dipped in paint, even the smallest hands can decorate a cut piece of burlap to make a perfect seasonal table runner.
With just a few supplies you can make a Valentine’s Day table runner that will be the talk of the town (or at least the dinner table). Here is what we used:
- Heart shaped cookie cutters (DollarTree)
- Acrylic paint (JoAnns)
- Burlap (Joanns)
- Misc supplies: paperplates, newspaper and scissors
You will find burlap in the ‘utility’ fabric section of your fabric store. You might also find it in the seasonal section with prints on it, burlap is so popular right now.
Cutting burlap is easy, especially with this simple trick:
- Decide where you want to cut the burlap and pull us a single ‘thread’
- Grasp the thread and pull
- The burlap will bunch up and when the thread is completely removed, there will be a line left in the fabric
- Using scissors, cut along the line
- Gather up your supplies and be certain to cover your work area. We used our kitchen table and pretty much any where I didn’t cover with newspaper the kids got acrylic paint on.
- Open the paints, squirt some paint onto a paper plate. Use a different paper plate for each color.
- Dip the ‘handle’ part of the cookie cutter into the paint, shake off any excess paint and press onto the burlap
- Continue with various heart shapes until the table runner is decorated to your liking
Looking to Create a Fringe?
Like the look of a fringed edge? Burlap is the perfect fabric for making a fringe with. Start with the length of the burlap, find the thread (lengthwise) that is closest to the edge and pull it off of the edge. Repeat this step several times until you get the desired length of fringe. Repeat on the opposite side.