Ruffled Burlap Table Runner

This post is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.  All opinions are 100% my own!

I was recently shopping at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store and came across this gorgeous gold burlap that I had to have!

Ruffled Burlap Table Runner

In my mind I was picturing a gold table runner with ruffles and this is exactly what I made.  (You can’t really tell in the picture how gorgeous this burlap fabric is so you’ll have to trust me on this.)

Supplies needed:

  • 2 yards of gold burlap
  • red spray paint
  • orange spray paint (the color is called orange harvest)
  • red thread
  • orange thread
  • needle
  • glue gun and glue sticks

At first I thought I would make ruffles with ribbon but I wasn’t crazy about the way it was looking.  I wanted thicker ruffles.  Then it hit me – spray paint the burlap!

I cut the table runner to 15 inches wide and it is about an inch and a half shorter than my table.

Then I cut six strips of burlap.  Each strip measures 2.5 x 34 inches.

I spray painted 2 strips red, 2 orange, and kept 2 gold.

Burlap Ruffles

Now for the fun part – making ruffles.  The gold strips are easy to ruffle because all you have to do is pull the center thread carefully to create the ruffle.  I then trimmed the thread and glued it underneath with my glue gun.

To create ruffles with the red and orange strips, I needed to use a needle and thread to run a straight stitch down the center of each strip.  Then just pull the thread to create a ruffle.

Once I had all my ruffles, I was ready to attach them to the burlap.  I spaced them 6 inches apart and I used my handy-dandy glue gun to adhere them.


Then my gorgeous ruffled burlap table runner was ready to lay out on my table.

Have I inspired you to make a ruffled burlap table runner?  I promise it is an easy project!


Jo-Ann’s has this awesome coupon for the month of November.  Use it to buy some gorgeous gold burlap and other supplies needed to make your very own Thanksgiving projects.  Need some inspiration?  Check out Jo-Ann’s Craft Catalog and for lots of great project ideas.

This is my first table runner ever and now I think I need one for every holiday!

Thank you Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.  I am excited to work with a company whose mission is to spark creativity that lives in every person.

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  1. Awesome I love it!!!!
    Miriam recently posted…Turn It Up Tuesday # 10My Profile

  2. super cute! I love ruffles and the colors are perfect. I’ve pinned this to my fall board to hopefully make next year :o) Emily

  3. This is so simple and gorgeous!
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  4. LOVE the different colored burlap! Very festive. :)
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  5. I’m in love with this table runner and need to make one now for our table! So cute and creative!! :)
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  6. Ooooh! That is so gorgeous! Love the ruffles, and the colors!!!
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  7. I’ve never spray painted burlap before. Nice to know it works well.
    Melanie recently posted…Upside Down Butterscotch Apple Pie #HolidayButter #shopMy Profile

  8. Those ruffles are gorgeous and your tutorial is one that I think I could follow (not quite a pro seamstress over here, yet!). Pinning!
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  9. Kara, I love how simple yet stunning this table runner is! LOVE IT
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  10. Spot on with this write-up, I honestly believe this website needs a lot
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    see more, thanks for the advice!
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