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DIY Burlap Table Runner in 3 Steps

by Emma Arendoski
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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. :) ♥


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Emma | Emmaline Bride February 1, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Hi Bernadine!

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

Emma | Emmaline Bride January 28, 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

Kristen {Savvy Deets Bridal} July 16, 2011 - 4:45 pm

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

Missbenz May 10, 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?!

WhoWhatLogos March 24, 2011 - 11:04 am

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

Amanda Champness March 23, 2011 - 8:06 am

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

Alicia@CharityWedding March 22, 2011 - 7:33 pm

LOVE this! Burlap and monograms- my favs!

Emma@EmmalineBride March 22, 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. :)

jacin {lovely little details} March 22, 2011 - 6:46 pm

ooooooh i loveit.

Emma@EmmalineBride March 22, 2011 - 8:10 pm

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

[email protected]. March 22, 2011 - 6:31 pm

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


Emma@EmmalineBride March 22, 2011 - 8:09 pm

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

Tabatha March 22, 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.

Emma@EmmalineBride March 22, 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


Naomi March 22, 2011 - 5:36 pm

This is a darling runner! So easy!

Emma@EmmalineBride March 22, 2011 - 8:08 pm

I know! Gotta love EASY diy projects. :)

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