DIY Burlap Table Runner

Happy New Year Everyone!! I wanted to start the new year out by showing you a DIY project that I recently finished for our dining room. Our dining room is still in limbo, I mean, until recently we had a dining room table with no chairs. Who does that? I am in the process of trying to “finish” this area of our house and I wanted to make a table runner as the start to accessorizing the table. This table runner was super easy, no sew, and took less than an hour to make…

I started by cutting out the piece of burlap {You can order your burlap here} I cut it longer than I needed so I could have excess fabric to create the ruffles at both ends. To create the ruffles I simply folded the burlap under in small sections like an accordion and hot glued in the center of the fold and glued it to the next fold. I did this until I achieved the amount of ruffles as I wanted for the table runner which was about six on each side. That’s it! No sewing, just my trusty hot glue gun, some burlap, and I had a new table runner…

This is one DIY project closer to our Dining room being finished. Next up on my to do list is centerpieces and place settings. Our dining room will be “finished” soon… Can’t wait to show you! I’m loving our chairs are from, & our rug from Our table was purchased from a local antique store. What do you think of my shabby chic DIY burlap table runner? Have you made a burlap table runner before? I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment below, facebook me, tweet me, or chat with me on instagram… & as always talk to you soon!

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  1. Super cute! And love the rug too ~ I picked up two of them on their CyberMonday sale!!! Happy New Year!

  2. I love it! So cute and so easy. Burlap is my current favorite medium! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I absolutely LOVE this!!! I will definitely be making this runner for my dining room, it is so simple and pretty! What store did you find your table at? It is beautiful!!!!

  4. I LOVE it!!!! So cute and super easy! Love the rug as well.

  5. Love the table runner. I love no sew methods so I see this project in my near future. Thanks for sharing. Gotta love burlap.

  6. Simple beauty! Love this idea.

  7. Thanks for sharing…. I heart burlap…. Perfect solution… For a casual look… I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I have so enjoyed reading all the archives!

  8. Jeana Cosentino says:

    Adorable.. And I just love the silver vase.. Can u plz share where that’s from? Thank u!!

  9. Love it Liz…I need something new on my farm table now that I removed all the holiday stuff! :) I’ll definitely be re-sharing this one! Happy New Year!

  10. AnnaMarie says:

    Love it! Those metal chairs with the wooden table are amazing! How do you clean your rug? I find I have a hard time cleaning woven rugs like that so please share if you have any tips! :)

  11. So pretty! I can NOT sew, so this project is PERFECT! Thanks for the great tute, and LOVE the chairs and rug! Totally my style :)

  12. I’m wanting to do burlap curtains for living area. Any suggestions on what kind of burlap is best for curtains and best place to purchase.

  13. JaneEllen says:

    Your new table runner is a keeper and so easy. It looks great on your table and those chairs are sure keepers. Also love the incredible rug. Envious.
    I’d most likely sew thru the layers and put a big button or a tassel on end or ? The possibilities are endless. I like to be able to change something so don’t want to use the glue gun.
    I make alot of burlap runners using seasonal fabric for the ruffles, also use my vintage table cloths by either using the table cloth for the ruffles or as an applique on the runner from the table cloth. I like to try to find new ways or different ideas to dress them up or down. It’s alot of fun and I end up with several different table runners
    . Now if I could sell some of them it would be great so I can buy more burlap to make more. Love making envelope pillow covers also. Don’t use burlap for pillows, little too scratchy. Maybe I should investigate lawn burlap.

  14. Your dining room is looking great. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  15. TL Marchand says:

    Looks great! I might try this table runner in a smaller version. Seems simple!
    How do you like the chairs with your table? I bought the chairs in black to go with the kitchen table my husband and I built! Would love to send you a pic!

  16. Interesting read – I like the fact that this one is a DIY. So that leaves room for customization. I can’t imagine how anyone would go about this without atleast making some customization. After-all, who doesn’t like to spice up their furniture? The ruffled burlap does indeed look sweet, but I believe I would have tried out in some other way. Thanks for sharing this post.

  17. Love the burlap runner! Super Cute! I have an oval table and I am having the hardest time finding table cloths that fit properly. This runner would be perfect!

    Living in the Moment

  18. I love everything about your dining room. My favorite look is industrial mixed with farmhouse. Love it!

  19. I love the runner! Pinning to try in the future and I especially love how you used glue; makes it way easier for a non sewer like me. I have the same rug in my kitchen and it holds up so well.


  20. Love the runner!
    And your green hutch is fabulous! Do you have a post about it? :)

  21. I love your dining room…we share very similar taste! I have the same chairs, similar rug, and table. ;)

  22. Looks great! I love the flower centerpiece as well. What is in the vase?

  23. Love this! I found this post on a search on burlap projects. Burlap is so hot in decorating right now. I am getting ready to make a runner for my Easter tablescape. I needed some inspiration. Love this!

  24. hi marie,

    that was nice. I love your handmade table runner

  25. Bonnie Boze says:

    Which burlap from that sight did you use? Did you cut it to size?Your burlap rinner looks so neat, I always get fraying when I cut burlap! I love the look of it, but sometimes you want it a little cleaner looking!


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