Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Runner Up!

I've been thinking about table decor and I am changing my plan.  Initially, I wanted to create table runners from the pages of vintage books, but time is flying by and my to-do list is growing by the minute.    

Something had to give, so book runners are out and burlap is in!

I love how burlap fits perfectly with modern decor and adds a subtle hint of color.  It also adds texture and visual interest to the decor, without taking too much attention away from the centerpieces. 

And it doesn't get much more rustic than burlap, which is perfect for me, since I really want to mix traditional and rustic elements into our decor to compliment our reception site.  

And did I mention that burlap could actually be versatile? Just by finishing the edges of the runner and screen printing text onto the fabric, the burlap blends right in with a more sophisticated setting.

I'm completely sold on this idea!  The DIY looks simple enough, even for me.  Famous last words?  Maybe. But we're talking about a project that may or may not require sewing.  Yes, sewing is optional! And I think I can definitely handle that right now.  

I'll keep you posted on the progress!

Have you ever made a table runner? Any tips?


  1. Sorry no tips, but it doesn't look too painful. I am sure it will turn out great!

  2. I never made a table runner, but Jacin over at Lovely Little Details is having giveaways all week and today's item is... a burlap runner with white ruffles! It's too cute.. go check it out!!

  3. Love burlap! We'll be using burlap table cloths at our wedding with crocheted lace doilies on top underneath our blue ball mason jars. I agree that it is such a versatile material! Good luck making the runners - they can't be too hard, right?