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No-sew Burlap Table Runner

Burlap Table Runner

Are you wanting or needing a quick, simple table runner for your fall table?
This burlap one just may be what you are looking for.

I love it because it’s:

1} casual, rustic, and homey
2} it’s a no-sew project
3} the supplies are inexpensive
4} it’s easy to make
5} it can be made in about one hour

I originally made one two or three years ago after seeing it in my Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I looked on their web site to see if they still feature it but they don’t. But that’s OK. Below you will find the list of supplies as well as the instructions for making this cute table accessory.

Burlap Table Runner Corner

:: Supplies needed ::

Burlap {measure the length you want your runner to be ~
Mine is 18″x47-1/2″ and does not fall over the edges of the table
because that’s the look I wanted ~ make your’s the length you like}
Ribbon

Hot glue and glue gun {or fabric glue}
Scissors

:: Instructions ::

1. Cut the burlap to the size you want it to be.
2. Fray the edges to about 1 or 1-1/4-inch
3. Measure and cut the ribbon
4. Glue the ribbon in place

Now you have a cute runner for your fall table.

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Felt Heart Valentine Wreath

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I saw the idea for this wreath last year on Pinterest.  It was only this partial picture but I thought it looked like it had potential for being really cute so I printed it out.  There isn’t a source on the page so I can’t reference back to whomever’s idea it was (sorry).  If anyone out there can claim it I will surely give you credit.

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This year I pulled out the picture and decided to get busy recreating it.  Here it is hanging on my kitchen hutch:

Felt Heart Valentine Wreath

This is the first time I’ve made a wreath wrapped with yarn so it’s not as flat and smooth a some I’ve seen, but I double-wrapped over most of it and I do like the thick look that double-wrapping gives it.  It was so super simple and inexpensive to make and it looks just darling hanging there on my hutch.  I was actually going to make a 12 inch wreath but I cut out the hearts first and when I placed them on the 12 inch to see how it would look I decided that the hearts were too small for that size of a wreath.  So I went with a 10 inch and it’s perfect. Some people might think it’s a little on the small side for a front door wreath but I tried it on my front door under the windows (I have three windows on my front door) and it looked just fine.  It’s a no-sew project (unless you do a little sewing on the buttons and stitch around a heart or two) and it goes together in about one hour.  So, let’s get started.

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Here’s what you’ll need:
:: yarn ~ white or off white
:: felt ~ white or off white, pink, red
(I used wool felt because that’s what I had on hand.  Craft felt will work just fine.)
:: a few assorted buttons
:: one foam wreath
:: scissors
:: glue gun or all-purpose glue
:: needle and thread (optional)
:: ribbon (or something else) for hanging

Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. Cut out an assortment of hearts in the three different colors of felt in two or three different sizes.
2. Glue the end of yarn to the back of the wreath form and then start wrapping
the form all the way around until you have it covered the way you like it.
3. Glue down the final end of yard on the back of the wreath, trying to blend it in with the rest of the yarn.
4. Arrange the hearts on the wreath in a layout that looks good to you.
5. Stitch around a heart or two, and use thread to sew the buttons on to individual hearts (if desired).
6. Start gluing those cute little hearts on.  (I started at the top and just worked my way down.)
7. Cut a piece of ribbon (or whatever else you choose) and loop it around the wreath and glue
the ends of the ribbon together to make it look like a solid loop.

Felt Heart Valentine Wreath

And that’s it.
You should now have a very cute Valentine wreath.
Send me pictures if you make one.  I would love to see what you come up with.

This wreath was featured on:
Naptime Creations
Create.Craft.Love.

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No-sew Christmas Burlap Table Runner and Christmas Jar Candles

Christmas Burlap Table Runner and Christmas Jar CandlesAre you thinking about your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day table settings?
Are you needing a little something new, something quick and easy, and something very inexpensive?
Well, this just might be what you are looking for.

Yesterday when I was looking at our tables and trying to visualize how I wanted to set them with what I have on hand I was wanting a new and a little bit rustic look for one of our tables. I have three tables to set and I like them all to be similar yet different. You know what I mean, right?

Well, this is what I came up with and it took about 45 minutes, tops. I saw the general idea for the table runner here but wanted to use burlap and muslin instead of burlap and satin. And I just ripped the muslin for a slightly frayed-rippled edge.

No-sew Burlap Table Runner

Here’s what you’ll need:

:: Burlap
{Measure your table to get the length you want. I don’t like my table runners to hang over the
edge of the table so I just measured the table top which was 47 inches. Then measure the width you want. I made mine 17-1/2 inches wide.}
:: Muslin
{Or Christmas fabric would be cute, too, or satin, or any fabric you want}
{Measure it the same length as the burlap. Then measure the width you want.
I made mine 11-1/2 inches wide.}
:: Scissors

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Starting with the burlap ~
1. Measure the length you want your table runner to be. Pull out one or two of the threads so you will have a straight and perfect line to cut. This also helps cut down on the massive fraying that happens when cutting burlap. Now cut the burlap down that row where you pulled out the thread.
2. Next, measure the width and do the same as above.

For the muslin ~
1. Measure the length and make a little snip with the scissors. Then rip the fabric down to the length you want your muslin to be.
2. Do the same for the width.
{If you use a different fabric you may need to cut it instead of ripping it.}

Now layer them on your table.

OK. Now on to the Christmas Jar Candles.

Christmas Jar CandlesI got the idea for these cute, simple jar candles here. I already had everything on hand. The white tray is from Cost Plus World Market and the holly is from Costco. Look around your house ~ you probably have something that will work perfectly.

Christmas Jar Candles

Here’s what you’ll need:

:: Pint-sized jars
:: Candles {I used tea lights with the metal tray removed.}
:: Twine
:: Salt
:: Scissors

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

1. Wrap the twine around the jar {just below the ring) a few times to get the look you want.
2. Measure and cut however many lengths you will need for the number of jars you are making and then wrap and tie the twine on the jars.
3. Fill the jar with salt and slightly nestle the candle down into the salt.
4. Place them on a decorative tray and garnish with greenery.

Congratulations.
You now have a lovely new table runner and some very cute candle jars with which
to dress your Christmas table.

If you make either one of these I would love it if you would send me photos
so I can see how yours turned out.

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