Easy Rustic Table Runner

5 Materials
10 Minutes

It's always fun to switch up your dining table decor with the changing seasons, but it's not very much fun to send a lot of money every season to do it. So today I thought I would show you a fun and easy way to create your own simple table runner, with just some brown packing paper, scissors and a sharpie! It's really easy to do, and the creative possibilities are endless.
easy rustic table runner
easy rustic table runner
First, unroll the paper on your table to see how long you want your runner.  The nice part about using the rolled paper is that it will roll up under the end of your table and hold its self there!  Score!!  Once you've measured the paper, cut it to the desired length for your table.
easy rustic table runner
Then carefully fold the cut paper width wise, in half.  You can leave the paper the full width if you want, but for this look I wanted it to be a slimmer runner.  Then cut the paper along your folded line.  Now you have two table runners...you can save one for another time!
easy rustic table runner
Next I used a long picture I had lying around as a ruler (or you can use a real ruler for this part  ) and drew a light line in pencil about one inch from the edge on each side.
easy rustic table runner
Then I used my sharpie to draw a simple looped border along my pencil line, down both sides of the runner.  I used the King Sized sharpie for this, because I liked the calligraphy effect that the thicker tip created, but you can use any kind of sharpie you want.
easy rustic table runner
easy rustic table runner
I love the vintage-y, spring fresh feel of this table...with just a touch of whimsy, thanks to that little loopy border on the runner
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