I helped someone make a burlap runner the other day and it turned out so cute I thought I'd share it with you guys! It was super easy and required NO sewing because I do NOT sew! I know, I know, people can't believe I don't sew since I do so many other crafty things, but to be honest I think my mamma created a phobia for me. See, my mamma is a fabulous seamstress so I've never had to sew because I always had her to do it for me, but the real problem is all those stories she used to tell me when I was a little girl about how she used to run her finger under the needle when she worked in the sewing room. Yep, she would be sewing so fast she'd sew right over her finger. Gee, can't imagine why I've never wanted to learn how to sew, can you? Now, I have to admit, lately there have been many times I've thought I'd like to learn how, but then I think about running my finger under the needle and that's the end of that. Plus, Mr. Flower Child likes to remind me that I don't have time to do all the things I want to do now so I really don't need to add to it now do I??? Well, I digress, so let's get back on track so I can tell you how I made this:
You will need to a strip of burlap cut the length of your table. You can either have it hang over like this one, or cut it shorter so it doesn't hang over the side. You will need some pretty ribbon, I found this at Hobby Lobby, and some fabric glue.
Cut the ribbon in strips the width of your burlap. In this instance I cut 5 strips for each end, but you could do less (or more, unlike most people who say less is more, I like to say more is better! - you gotta remember I'm a southern girl who grew up in the 80's - big hair, more hairspray, more make-up, I think you get the picture).
After you cut the strip of ribbon, turn it over and apply the glue on the backside:
Glue each strip in place, overlapping slightly:
Once I had the strips glued in place and it had dried I trimmed the edges and that's all there is to it and you end up with this super cute table runner!