I am all about easy this Christmas. Too much to do and not enough days to do it. Of course I add in “To Do’s” that are more like “would like to do’s” but I force myself into doing them anyway. That’s where this table runner falls in.
I have wanted to make a burlap table runner for ages and just haven’t gotten around to it. A little trip to Hobby Lobby the other day forced me into it. Yes, that’s right! Hobby Lobby forced me to make a table runner. Well, when you walk by the perfect width of burlap AND some lace covered burlap AND you just know they were meant to be together, you have to buy them and turn them into the table runner you have always wanted. I call that force!
I mean, just look at this…you would feel the pressure too.
Now, although a sewing machine is on my wish list, I currently do not sew…ever. I am envious of those who do. So for now, hot glue is my friend.
First, I cut the lace a few inches wider than the burlap so that I could fold in the edges for a clean look.
I laid down a piece of wax paper just so I didn’t get glue all over my fingers while I joined the two pieces of burlap.
I just squeezed some glue onto the lace ribbon and stuck the burlap to it. Make sure you line it all up so it’s not crooked.
Next, I added some glue to the over hanging piece of lace and folded it over.
See how easy?
It looks great and it was super simple. Can’t beat that!
By the way, the “rules” say that a table runner should be about a foot longer than your table so it hangs 6 inches on either side. I don’t typically do that because I like to see the pretty ends of the runner on the top of my table. But you can do it however you like. That’s the best part of making it yourself. For the purpose of this picture I hung the runner over the width of the table instead of the length so you could see it both ways.
Another thing off the To Do list…phew!