Measure out how long your table runner needs to be on your table. It is up to you if you want it to lay flat on the table, hang over a little at the sides, or drape over a lot.
No-Sew Burlap Table Runner
This simple table runner is upcycled from a plain piece of burlap to customize it! A no-sew project that can be completed in no-time flat, this rustic table runner would look great on a kitchen table or side board!
You will start first by making tassels on each end of the table runner. This will require you to unravel some of the burlap on each end. Use the end of a sharp pair of scissors and pull out a horizontal thread. You will need to do this until 5 inches is unraveled. This makes it long enough to wrap and tie a knot in it. Do this on both ends of the table runner.
To create the individual tassels, count 5 strands of thread and bunch it together."
Take the bunch and wrap it around itself to create a knot.
Pull it tight at the base of the table runner where you stopped unraveling it.
Continue with the other loose strands to make the knots.
Knot all the way across the bottom - and on both sides of the table runner.
Cover your work area against hot glue burns or drips. If you use cardboard, make sure you lift your cloth from time to time so the table runner doesn't stick to the hot glue.
Now you will need to get out your glue gun to glue down the gold leaf ribbon across the edges. You will need to glue each leaf down, one at a time. This is not hard, but requires patience and caution because you are using hot glue. Just put a tiny dot of glue on the back of each leaf, and gently press down until it is in place. It is a good idea to use a Popsicle stick to press the leaves down, to ensure you are not touching the hot glue with your fingers directly.
Glue the leaf ribbon on both sides of the table runner. You need enough ribbon to do that back as well, making this a double sided table runner.
There will be "hot glue spider webs" as I like to call them when you are done. Take a few minutes after the glue is dry to pull off the "spider web" like glue that is left over on and around the leaves.
Display as desired.
This table runner is not machine washable, it is spot clean only. In case of a spill, use a sponge and warm soapy water to clean. If you make this double sided, then you can worry less about stains as you can just flip it over.
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