I have a very very easy DIY for you today that will give you lots of new decorating options in your home. Today we are making the easiest-peasiest burlap runner with a wild and fun fringe! Even if you are not a fan of burlap you will love this runner because it is so textural and will go with any style. You can probably make this in under 30 minutes! Let’s make a fringed burlap runner!
Here’s the secret to making this pretty table runner…
You can get a roll of burlap in different widths and YOU can cut them and make a custom size table runner. And these burlap rolls are so inexpensive!
Now just measure the length of your table and add the drop length on both sides.
For my table, I used a 4-inch solid drop and a 5-inch fringe on each side. Because the fringe is a bit wild it needs about 5 inches to fall somewhat straight.
So that is…. the length to cover the table + solid drop left side + solid drop right side + fringe drop left side + fringe drop right side!
To make the fringe…
Pull the weft threads until a 5-inch fringe is made. This is so easy because the weave of the burlap is loose.
Starting at each end of the runner, tie 6 to 8 fringe strands into a knot. I used 4 stands in my left hand and 4 in my right to tie a square knot.
Work on one side and then the other making knots until you get close to the middle.
I made this project right before Christmas… hence the sparkly nail polish!
When I got near the middle of the fringe I saw that the center knotted fringe would be thin so I made the center knots our of 7 strands. 4 in one hand and 3 in the other.
This is a beautiful handmade item so don’t worry if a knot is made out of one or two fewer burlap strands.
To help keep the fringe a little more easy to work with I used a couple clothespins to section off the burlap strands I was working on.
The fringe is a little wild. You can leave it like that or iron it (no steam). If the fringe is longer in areas then others you can also trim it to be the same length.
How easy is that!!!! You can also use this technique on finer, more tightly woven burlap. But the look will be very different.
Now, no matter how long an island, table or any horizontal surface is you can put a gorgeous custom-made burlap runner on it!
Now it’s your turn!