Printed Burlap Table Runner

I live in the great Pacific Northwest.

An area of great beauty.

…except from late December to early April, when it becomes really, really GRAY!

Around February, I couldn’t handle the monotonous gray-brown anymore, which led to an obsessive desire to bring in some blue…

…and maybe some green and pink, or orange, or chartreuse.

…or just ANYTHING that wasn’t considered a neutral!

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I started off making the Succulent Centerpiece you see in the middle and then decided to start with blue for my accent color.

I had grand visions of adding some blue artwork, blue and pink accent pillows and maybe getting as far as adding some blue to the built-in.

….but who was I kidding? I was at the end of pregnancy and truthfully just wanted to watch TV for the next month to make the time pass.

 I only got as far as the dinning room.

I started with this Printed Burlap Table Runner

Let me say that I was totally amazed at how many printed burlap fabrics are now out on the shelves!

I bought this piece at Joannes. They had a large selection of printed burlap.  It’s fairly inexpensive and comes in a variety of patterns and colors.  I really loved this blue pattern (plus you can use your phone coupon.)

I purchased 1/3 of a yard of material and layered it over a runner I’ve had for years (purchased originally at IKEA).  Although I’ve used the burlap runner unlayered also, and it looks fine.

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Note: When they cut your burlap at the store, they will find a straight line by pulling one of the strings out of the burlap. WARNING…this may not make a straight line with the pattern on your material. I had them just cut it straight with the pattern. I still had to trim the sides a bit.

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I’ve seen people fray the edges of burlap runners more than I did, which would be a cute idea.

Here are some other choices of printed burlap from Joanne’s and Fabric.com.

I’m pretty sure there were more choices than these in store at Joanne’s.

Burlap at Joannes

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Printed Burlap at Fabric

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This table runner was by far the easiest table runner I’ve ever made. It was one of the most inexpensive runners I’ve ever made too!

Here are some other inexpensive ideas to think about for spring decor:

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* Buying one inexpensive flower bouquet and dividing it up into different containers.

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* Twigs or flowers in rain boots have always been another fave of mine!

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So there ya have it! An easy table runner with some printed burlap.

Maybe I’ll choose another for summer!

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Monday Funday

Hey all,

Thanks for coming by Monday Funday!

I know you’ll be inspired by all of the awesome projects!

Be looking for an EASY table runner tutorial that I should have up tomorrow sometime.

I hope you’re seeing some signs of spring where you are!

It’s a beauitful day here….sunny and 70!

The Monday Funday Link Party is an 8 Blog Party where you can share your latest creativity…DIY projects, crafts, and recipes! You can link up once and your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs. What a great way to grow your blog!

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This week’s features were chosen by Amy of A Cup Full of Sass

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Hi friends! I had such a good time looking through last weeks #mondayfundayparty! There were so many amazing crafts and recipes, I could hardly decide what to feature this week! I finally decided on Six Savory Sandwiches and Ten Tasty Treats. They all look so delicious, I’m not sure what to try first!

 

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1. Broccoli Pesto Mushroom Grilled Cheese

2. Sunny Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

3. Chicken Salad Panini

4. Gouda Avocado Pesto Grilled Cheese

5. Eggplant Milanesa Torta

6. Turkey Club Havarti Grilled Cheese

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1. Easy Blueberry Cake 2. Paleo Maple Bacon Cupcakes

3. Copycat Chic-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade

4. Lemon Meringue Cake 5. Chocolate Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

6. Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Cake 7. Easy Mocha Caramel Cupcakes

8. Rainbow Fruit Parfait 9. Orange Flavored French Toast

10. Copycat Starbucks Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

A few things to remember:
  • Please link to a specific post on your blog. Please no Etsy shops or items or you to pin the features, but please click through to the tutorial and pin from the original source!
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  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in Monday Funday!
  • We love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!

Now it’s time for you to show us your latest and greatest projects! We are so happy you joined us for the party!



Monday Funday

Hey all,

So glad you could come by for Monday Funday.

This week I showed you my Succulent Centerpiece.

It’s super easy and inexpensive!

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I hope you’ve had a productive week.

For today….enjoy the party!

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Succulent Centerpiece… easy, inexpensive and you can’t kill it!

Hey everyone,

I’ve had a good blogging maternity leave, but I miss ya’ll.

Pregnancy takes it all out of me! Between that and starting up homeschooling again, I just didn’t have it in me to pull late nights editing photos and posting projects but our little Esther is finally here and I’m feeling back to my normal self…..well, I’m not really sure how “normal” I am but you get what I mean.

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Anyways, to start off a round of projects, I’m going to show you a Succulent Centerpiece I made for my Spring Table.

It’s really inexpensive, easy and you can’t kill it!

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Monday Funday

The Monday Funday Link Party is a 8 Blog Party where you can share your latest creativity…DIY projects, crafts, and recipes! You can link up once and your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs. What a great way to grow your blog!

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Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What {Che} Said ~ Creatively Living ~ Club Chica Circle ~ A Night Owl Blog ~ Becoming Martha ~ Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home ~ A Cup Full of Sass

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Hey all! I’m Katie from Creatively Living and

I’m the lucky lady who chose this week’s features!

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Monday Funday!

The Monday Funday Link Party is a 8 Blog Party where you can share your latest creativity…DIY projects, crafts, and recipes! You can link up once and your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs. What a great way to grow your blog!

Monday-Funday-at-anightowlblog.com

Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What {Che} Said ~ Creatively Living ~ Club Chica Circle ~ A Night Owl Blog ~ Becoming Martha ~ Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home ~ A Cup Full of Sass

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Monday Funday!

Hey everyone!

Well, one of my greatest creations has arrived!

We actually still aren’t 100% positive on a name, but I will say she is so sweet.

I’m loving how little and cute she is and the other kids are fairly obessed with her.

Esther

She was born early Thursday morning, and she is such a gift!

I’ll be a little busy with baby and the other 5 kids, so inspire me with your projects,

until I have a bit more time to finish up my own!

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Monday Funday

I’m loving all the round up features for Spring below!

Im sooo ready for some nice weather!

I really shouldn’t complain, becuase here in the Pac. NW, the weather has actually been pretty nice for the past couple weeks!

It’s just chilly and rainy today,

so I’ll be looking foward to checking out all of your projects, as well as some of those Spring features below!

Have a great week!

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Monday Funday

Hey all!

I hope you’ve had a great week.

This week I shared a Spring blast from the past…..My Bloom Pillow.

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I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to!

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The Bloom Pillow

Today was one of those days.
The days where you are just…so….tired.
One of those days where you let your kids watch PBS way too long,
and eat graham crackers for breakfast.
One of those days where you wish you had Netflix or Cable T.V. so you could zone out for hours.
However “unwonderful” the day was, it was the perfect day to be
…..working on a pillow!
and that’s what I did. I didn’t even use the machine. Just hand-stiched the entire thing,…
so I could sit, and sit, and sit…..and watch PBS with my kids.
OK, now I probably should be explaining the pictures of the tutorial, so you know how to make this if you want.
Really, if you want to recover the pillow like a “normal” person would, with a sewing machine, I would suggest it for the sake of time, but if you want to just ‘sit” and do a project, or if you’re lacking a sewing machine, start by cutting two material rectangles to cover the pillow. I used a white burlap that I tea stained.
Then I took ribbon for a little shine, and stuffed one peice of material over the other and then covered it (over the exhisting piping) with ribbon and stitched through all of it (shown below).
The back of this picture shows the ribbon stitched around the exhisting pipeing and material ends.
This process obviously involves some guesstimating and material trimming here and there. I would usually roll the top piece of material over once and then cover it with the ribbon before I sewed it up.
When it was all stitched up, I googled for “branch images”, printed one off and cut it out.
Then I took a RubADub sharpie, traced the branches and wrote the word BLOOM.
Next I took a ripped scarf (from the GW), and another scrap of yellow material I had,
and I began to make some flowers. (Notice the super tiny nail scissors, they were helpfull in the next step).
I then took the circles and quartered them, and took the tiny sciccors and cut them into heart shapes.
This way when I unfolded them, they would look like flowers. I made a cute little knot in the middle of each flower, while stitching them on the pillow. I wished I could have found my yellow beads to stitch into the middle of each flower, but I “organized” my cupboards while renovating the master bedroom, and now the beads are who-knows-where.
I made some different sizes….
and that was it! I love it! I think I might have to make it again with leaves for fall.
It made my lazy morning, somewhat productive,
and then in the afternoon, the sun came out and that really brightened my mood.
I hope you had a happy Friday. Did yours involve anything crafty??
–Katie
Hi. I’m Katie Goldsworthy and I blog at Creatively Living. A blog about making a beautiful home out of what you have, turning trash into treasure and using creativity to love the home you live in.
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