You can purchase a custom size burlap table runner from Bright Settings then add some simple embellishments for the seasons. The number one issue I hear about burlap is that it is difficult to work with and it frays. Let Bright Settings do that portion of the work for you so all you have to do is make it pretty when it arrives. Choose a tutorial below and learn how to embellish a burlap table runner for your home.
Adding ribbon to your table runner is a simple way to make it your own. You can add a wide ribbon down the center or a couple of them down the sides. Use this idea from Domestically Speaking to weave the ribbon in and out of the burlap as shown below.
Using a stencil to paint on burlap is another fun way to add personality. You can pick and choose from a wide variety of pre-made stencils or make your own. The burlap table runner below would be perfect for your holiday celebrations. See the how to over at HGTV. As this example shows, you can also think of adding fringe or other trim to the end of your runner.
We can’t forget about Easter when discussing seasonal decor. This burlap bunny table runner from Eclectically Vintage is adorable. This really combines a stencil and an embellishment into one cute runner. Consider adding an embellishment on top of your stencil for a three dimensional look.
A monogram stencil like this one from Sophisticated Yellow adds a personal touch to your table. You can vary the monogram, font, and other stencils to suit your home decor.
Consider going all out with a stencil and covering the entire burlap table runner. This gorgeous example from Royal Design Studio shows just how amazing this project can be. You just need a stencil, a little paint, and a burlap table runner.
You can also make a custom stencil at home for a personalized table runner like no other. This version has another piece of fabric added onto the burlap with the stencil. You can get the full details on making this fun Thanksgiving table runner on The Country Chic Cottage.
Maybe stenciling and sewing sounds like too much work? Add an image to your table runner with an image transfer method. This super spooky Halloween runner from The Shabby Creek Cottage is made with this method. Try other images for other seasons and holidays as well.
Now lets talk ruffles! A fun way to add spice to a burlap table runner is by adding some ruffles. You can add them in a variety of ways and with a wide variety of materials. Start with this colorful version from Pink When. Customize the colors to match your home decor or tablescape.
Change it up by adding even more burlap! Colored burlap can be added in ruffles like this table runner from Happy Go Lucky.
Don’t like the small ruffles? Give your table runner a LARGE ruffle right down the center with this tutorial from Sew Much Ado. This is a gorgeous option that is both elegant and rustic. Make these in every color of the rainbow so you can use them at all of your dinner parties.
Burlap to me is a timeless staple. You can dress it up or down for any occasion or season. Be sure to try one of these burlap table runner ideas in your home. You won’t regret it! Order your burlap table runners from Bright Settings to make all of these projects even easier.