Friday, April 8, 2011

Have you noticed that I dig burlap

So, you may have noticed that I am a little bit smitten with burlap.  I think it's the same reason that I love peat pots like this and this.  There is a warm earthy texture that I just adore.  And you add in a juxtaposition with something soft and feminine and it makes me swoon.

Enter my burlap tables runner with vintage tea stained lace and rosettes.  I'm in love.

I made several to sell but they are very easy to make.  If I could sew a lick I would do one with a big, elegant ruffle on each edge.

If you want to make one just go buy yourself some burlap in the length that you would like for your table then cut the fabric to suit your desired width {somewhere between 11"-17" tends to be best}.  Next grab your Fabri-tac glue {have I mentioned that I L.O.V.E. that stuff!} and attach lace, rosettes, buttons or any other embellishments that you like.  It's that easy!   Just make sure not to iron on top of your embellishments and to spot clean only.


  1. Aaron, you may not sew, but you sure do a great job with the glue!!! Love the runners, STOP you make me want to go make one right now and I just got through cleaning my messed up room!!!! hahaha

    love ya! aunt nancy

  2. I don't sew either so it's a Godsend that there is such a thing as fabric glue! Your runner is darling and I think I am going to try to make one. Thanks for the creative idea, Aaron!


  3. I'm with you on the rustic and feminine mix. Your runner is very pretty.

  4. When my husband complains that I am starting yet another project this weekend, I will point the blame in your direction! I love these! I made a dropcloth table runner earlier this week but wasn't too pleased with it, I am thinking burlap is the way to go! Love the lace and rosettes too! Does your craft fair start tomorrow?! Good Luck! I know you will have no problem selling it all, your stuff is great!

  5. They are super Aaron! Sewing isn't that hard. This is a great way to use up all those awesome vintage laces we have stashed away. I love burlap and peat pots too!

  6. OK...your runner just gave me a great idea for some curtains for my laundry it! Thanx for sharing...Tiff

  7. I have some linen that I'm going to sew into a desk chair cozy, like yours. Thanks for the idea. (I've got to cover some of that dreary black)

  8. They are gorgeous, i have a few of my own in the works right now, i cant waite to show them off..............Bonnie

  9. What pretty runners, you can't beat the texture of burlap.

  10. Adore this!! I have some extra burlap hanging around here somewhere... Maybe I will try this! Thanks so much for sharing ;)

  11. Aaron, your runners are beautiful! I agree, I love the earthy tones and woven texture of the burlap and the way the delicate lace and rosettes provide a soft compliment.

    Thank you so much for linking up to another "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!