If you’re looking for an affordable table runner for the upcoming entertaining season, you might wanna consider making this easy diy table runner from burlap and ribbon.
Easy DIY Table Runner
Holiday entertaining season has begun and this DIY table runner is perfect for a Thanksgiving table! It’s affordable but it creatively adds a touch of texture to your table and it can also be casual or dressed up fancy, depending on the dinnerware you choose.
I don’t pretend to be a good host as I’m no hosting a lot of parties at home but when I do, I like to make the most out of the stuff I already have around without it looking too “handmade” or cheap. I like pretty settings, preferably rustic, with a touch of chic. I love a classy look even though I don’t get to invest a lot.
Pretty much like this rustic diy table runner I put together from burlap fabric I had for a future project I have in mind and some ribbon I used for the Fall Leaves Garland I made a few days ago. In fact I just realized these two would work together perfectly for a Thanksgiving tale setting!
A burlap table runner is a great way to dress up plain tablecloths or bare tables. And it’s so easy to make! Just measure your table and cut the burlap according to your measurement, making sure you leave enough fabric to hang over the sides of the table. Fold the burlap in half, spread over the table in the middle, lengthwise, and loosely tie the ends with some ribbon. Then fluff the ends a bit and tidy up the burlap where it hangs down the table.
The burlap and ribbon are not the only affordable items I used for this table setting. I only have one tablecloth (I know, shame on me!) and I don’t even like it that much. I only like the embroidery but not the color and the texture. It makes the tablecloth look too plain and cheap, not festive at all. So I thought I should add a bit of glamour with some organza drapery I didn’t use. Because I too buy stuff I don’t need and never get to use just because I find it pretty. It’s been begging me for months to make a good use out of it!
I wanted to make the table setting fall inspired so I’ve spread some fall leaves and added some handmade flower vases filled with fall flowers. I like minimalist settings so I wanted things pretty simple and used plain black plates and rustic looking cutlery on white napkins.
Making this country goodness setting around the burlap and ribbon diy table runner took about 10 minutes and these were the most fun and enjoyable minutes I’ve spent in a long time. I think this setting will be a hit!