December 11, 2012

Burlap and Lace Ruffled Table Runner

This year I've gone with a new color scheme.  It's a more neutral tones and elements, plus red/cream/white.  I needed something to go on the table so yet again I embraced the burlap! There isn't really any sewing involved either, except a running stitch in the ribbon to make the ruffle but you could do that with the hot glue gun too if you really wanted it NO SEW :)

Burlap, cut to fit your table (mine is 38"x10")
Lace, cut to fit inside the burlap as a strip (mine is cut 29"x6")
1.5" Satin Ribbon
Hot glue gun/glue
Sewing machine/thread
Step 1: Cut your burlap. I read a super great tip on how to get straight lines. Take a string where you want to cut and pull it all the way out.  Now you have a line you can follow!
Step 2: Cut your ribbon.  I decided on 3 layers of ruffles on both sides so you need 6 strips of 1.5" satin ribbon cut 1.5 times the length of the burlap.  So my ribbon is 10" wide, so I cut my ribbon 15".  The I ran it on the sewing machine with the widest setting so I could gather it.

Step 3: Gather the ribbon to the length of the burlap.
Step 4: Hot glue your ribbon to the bottom corner of the burlap.  Make sure you have something plastic under the burlap because the hot glue with seep through, I used a lid from one of my Christmas tubs ;-) Then glue the other side.

Step 5: Glue the rest of the ribbon in place. I did both ends first, then the middle, then each side.  It seemed to help keep it even on each side that way.
Step 6: Do the next 2 rows the same way. Now if you want to glue down your lace (I didn't because I might want to change it up) you can glue it down under the 3rd layer of ruffles.  Trim the sides and fire up your ribbon ends to prevent fraying.
 Pretty huh? :)
Add the ruffles to the other side of the table runner. See now this is a nice base runner, you can totally change it up with the seasons or holidays :)
 Step 7.  Lay out your lace if you haven't already glued it in place.
Looks so pretty! Would you believe this "lace" is actually a window panel I didn't use anymore? LOL It's being put to good use now :)
 Step 8: Add some holiday candles and you're DONE BABY!
I went and added some little ornaments too and I really like how it came out.
 It's just perfect for our everyday holiday table.
It fits perfectly on the table without really getting in the way of our daily activities which is AWESOME since we use this table for pretty much everything lol.  And it was SUPER easy and fast to make!


Crafts a la Mode said...

Yep, that's nice. I like it a lot! I have a round table but I think I could make the runner round. Is that possible? Oh, well, I'll pin it and then see about having enough time to figure it out or maybe next year..
Take care, Linda

Chrissy said...

This is a beautiful runner! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! Stopping by from Tater Tots & Jello weekend party and happy to be a new follower! I hope you will stop by my site if you get a chance!


Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor said...

That is so pretty! I would love to have that sitting on my table. Thank you for sharing this at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

I look forward to seeing you again!

Happy Holidays,

Michelle L. said...

Ooh, I really love that! The lace is cool, and the ruffles give it dimension. Great tute!

Nima said...


Jill said...

Such a pretty table runner! I love its simplicity!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Theresa said...

Oh, I need to do this. I have some left over burlap from doing the wedding! Thanks for linking up this week! Visiting from

Rebecca said...

This is so pretty!