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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2 Responses to No-sew Christmas Burlap Table Runner and Christmas Jar Candles

  1. Haley @ The Saucy Apple December 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Gorgeous idea! And perfect for me, too. I get so nervous when it comes to crafting or sewing things that like they’re for an “advanced” crafter, but it’s hard to spend a lot of money buying a table runner for every single occasion. So I really appreciate this idea. 🙂

  2. Lori December 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    I know what you mean. This is my favorite kind of project. Not too detailed or time consuming.

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