DIY Stone Table Runner

Using natural elements in my home is something I love to do and my latest project helps me do just that! This River Stone Table Runner was super easy and cost under $20.00 to make!
I brought a little of the outdoors in with this easy Stone Table Runner~
I used sheets of smooth stones (from a tile outlet store), some plastic mesh and my BFF friend: burlap to make the runner!
First I layered: plastic mesh-burlap-then the stones...
Using a high temp glue gun, I arranged and glued the stone onto the burlap. The glue goes through to the mesh adhering all 3 layers! I didn't want a straight edge, I wanted it to look like a meandering stone pathway :)
When all the stones were glued in place, I trimmed the burlap leaving a small edge to fray (but making sure the burlap still covered the mesh)-The burlap softens the look of the stones I think and gives it a less modern feel.
The stone table runner adds a bit of a natural vibe to the farmhouse table~ thanks for reading! xo
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  • Debbie Stanley Debbie Stanley on Jun 28, 2013
    Thanks, I was looking for something rather low and to fit on top of my tile top table. this will be perfect. Can't wait to make one. I have some black river stones left over from a wedding. It will look really good against my green tile tabletop.

  • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Jun 19, 2020

    I think your decoration is 'magic'. You could keep the runner, which I really like, and perhaps to save stains? on the table just in case there might be moisture on the pebbles, put the pebbles in an elongated - low-edged container. So they don't get accidentally knocked off the table. And go up your vacuum cleaner. In saying that, I have 3 indoor pussycats, and one outdoor one, who comes home in the early evening to go to 'bed'. But the 3 indoor cats would just so love this decoration. I can just imagine the pebbles being 'strewn' over the floor. Good Job! The image below is just one of the messes that the 3 p. cats have made. The first is when I purchased a 'real' Christmas tree, several years ago, and really, I should have known better, but I left the kitchen, (and yes the below left, is a kitchen bench), for a nano second, and this is what I came back to. That is why I can't have indoor plants/vases of flowers, or lovely natural decorations inside. The other photo is of a palm tree in the small dining room - which lasted about a minute before the 'gardeners' arrived. Obviously the palm tree, and soil were deposited outside. So no more. They did a good job, didn't they?? Still - all good fun. Would love to see more of your lovely decorating ideas. Just so long as it's not paddle pop sticks on the wall as an inspiration. xo