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DIY Burlap Table Runner in 3 Steps

Posted March 22, 2011 | 16 Comments

Suppose you love burlap table runners and dream of having them at your wedding, but you don’t want to shell out the extra money to buy one for each individual table. Perhaps you are feeling a little crafty and want to make one yourself, or you’re already married and want to spruce up the love nest with a newly monogrammed table runner. Well, you’re in for a special treat today because this is one DIY burlap table runner that you will absolutely love – and you can make it in 10 minutes flat (leaving you plenty of time to tackle these doily vases, too!). This costs less than any burlap runners we’ve seen AND you can make it in 3 easy steps with NO SEWING required! We spotted this at A Very Blessed Nest. Take a look…

diy burlap table runner

We spotted this DIY via A Very Blessed Nest (a lovely blog with fun ideas!) and we added a few alternatives for a twist.

- burlap
- scissors
- iron on monograms (find yours at Hobby Lobby)


1. Cut lengthwise
2. Pull strings on the sides to give it a fringed look
3. Iron on the monogram

diy burlap table runner

Optional items we added:

-Add lace! Use a glue gun to apply lace trim right before the fraying begins. It will add a touch of shabby chic and can also incorporate your wedding colors (if you wish). We spotted these amazing trims to jump-start your creativity:

layers of lace

lovely lace via cachestash

lace ribbon trim for diy burlap table runner

lace trims via cottonholic

- Add bling! Add rhinestones to dazzle up your ironed monogram.

Have fun + send us pictures so we can share with our readers! We’d love to see your work! In fact, I’ll be making my own and adding lace, so stay tuned for photos. :) ♥


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16 Responses to “DIY Burlap Table Runner in 3 Steps”

  1. Naomi
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 5:36 pm

    This is a darling runner! So easy!

  2. Tabatha
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I love it.. was hoping to do burlap table runners, and now I know I definitely will.

  3. Lenore@Lather.Write.Repeat.
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Wow, it doesn’t get any easier than that…thanks for sharing!


  4. jacin {lovely little details}
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    ooooooh i loveit.

  5. Alicia@CharityWedding
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    LOVE this! Burlap and monograms- my favs!

  6. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    I know! Gotta love EASY diy projects. :)

  7. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    That’s wonderful, Tabatha! I’m so happy you are inspired to create your own. Please feel free to email us photos – we’d love to see your completed work! emma[@]emmalinebride[dot]com


  8. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    Glad you liked it, Lenore! I can’t wait to make my own. :)

  9. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    Thanks, Jacin! Also, thank you for sharing via Twitter. Appreciate it!

  10. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    Mine, too! Add the lace ribbon trim and I love it even more. But, that’s the super girly-girl in me. :)

  11. Amanda Champness
    March 23rd, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    I’m having a lace and vintage floral theme, so I can’t wait to see you lace versions!

  12. WhoWhatLogos
    March 24th, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Oh yes…this would be perfect with a Personal Logo from our Collection!

  13. Missbenz
    May 10th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    I love the monogram! I’ve searched everywhere for something similar with no luck (hobbylobby, joanns, etc) Could you suggest how I can find one please?!

  14. Kristen {Savvy Deets Bridal}
    July 16th, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    So adorable! I’m off to get my own burlap table runner & monogram! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Emma | Emmaline Bride
    January 28th, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

    Hi Bernadine,

    Thanks for your question. We didn’t do the DIY ourselves but rather just featured it. You’ll want to direct any specific questions to A Very Blessed Nest who did the DIY shown above. You can see the website here: http://averyblessednest.blogspot.com/2010/03/burlap-table-runner-in-under-10-minutes.html

  16. Emma | Emmaline Bride
    February 1st, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

    Hi Bernadine!

    Generally, most burlap table runners are around 12″ – 14″ in width.

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