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DIY Burlap Table Runner in 3 Steps

March 22, 2011 | 16 Comments

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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.

– 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. :) ♥



  • http://emmalinebride.com/ Emma | Emmaline Bride

    Hi Bernadine!

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

  • http://emmalinebride.com/ Emma | Emmaline Bride

    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

  • http://www.savvydeetsbridal.com Kristen {Savvy Deets Bridal}

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

  • Missbenz

    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?!

  • http://WhoWhatLogos.com WhoWhatLogos

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

  • http://www.amandachampness.co.uk Amanda Champness

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

  • http://thecharitywedding.com Alicia@CharityWedding

    LOVE this! Burlap and monograms- my favs!

    • http://emmalinebride.com/preferred-vendors/emmaemmalinebride/ Emma Arendoski

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

  • http://www.lovelylittledetails.com jacin {lovely little details}

    ooooooh i loveit.

    • http://emmalinebride.com/preferred-vendors/emmaemmalinebride/ Emma Arendoski

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

  • http://www.latherwriterepeat.blogspot.com Lenore@Lather.Write.Repeat.

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


    • http://emmalinebride.com/preferred-vendors/emmaemmalinebride/ Emma Arendoski

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

  • Tabatha

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

    • http://emmalinebride.com/preferred-vendors/emmaemmalinebride/ Emma Arendoski

      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


  • http://www.enchanteddreamweddings.com/blog Naomi

    This is a darling runner! So easy!

    • http://emmalinebride.com/preferred-vendors/emmaemmalinebride/ Emma Arendoski

      I know! Gotta love EASY diy projects. :)

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