I have been using Burlap this season in both my Fall and Christmas designs and originally posted this tutorial during the Fall entitled Burlap Table Runner Tutorial.
Notice the difference in the pictures. The Fall pics were taken during the day and the Christmas ones in the evening. I will actually re-take these pictures during the day and post new ones tomorrow.
However, because it was a popular post and because I changed out the Fall Leaves Runner with a Christmas one, I wanted to re-post this tutorial. Objective is for you to:
- Learn how to do this easy runner yourself – if you did not see the tutorial the first time around or
- Learn how to change out and adapt this runner to the different seasons – if you did catch the first tutorial
Here is what I needed:
- Burlap fabric
- Stitch Witchery
- Measuring tape
Of course, I had to measure the table first.
Then I had to measure the Burlap to cut.
I cut the Burlap and had to pin where I wanted to create the seam because the fabric was too stiff.
After pinning, I laid the stitch witchery under the crease and ironed so as to fuse it and to create the seam. To make sure I didn’t burn the burlap, create a mess on my iron or who knows what, I used a wet kitchen towel between the burlap and the iron.
Secret was that the steam also helps it to fuse better.
After each side was ironed, I took out the pins and ironed over it again to flatten all the areas where the pins were.
This was repeated for all sides.
With the Christmas Overlay Runner.
The goal is to use a different top layer for every holiday or season. Here is what the fall one looked like.
Tell me what you think!
Here are the original pictures (in case any of you pinned these):
This is great. I like the idea of being able to change out for each season.
Thank you Marni! I love it. I didn’t think I would as I had never decorated with Burlap until the season, but i can’t wait to change it up for Easter now.
Ruth Tucker says
Did you stamp the design on the burlap or add a fabric overlay?
denise designed says
Ruth…it was a fabric overlay. The objective was to have the burlap with the ability to add any overlay based on the season or holiday.