Halloween Burlap Runner
By thriftycraftygirl on October 11, 2012
Today I'm showing you the cutest little burlap runner you've ever seen. Also, it's spooky. It's spooky and cute, two of my favorite things.
I found the idea at the Polka Dot Chair blog... I know what you're thinking, but her blog is about more than polka dot chairs. At any rate, she had a great little post about a runner for halloween using burlap and I hopped on it like a frog on a lily pad.
Go buy some burlap... IT'S REALLY CHEAP. I didn't know how cheap it was before doing this project. I had never used burlap before now. You can go ahead and weep for my misspent crafting youth. At any rate, I bought a yard of burlap, which was enough to fit my redone side table. I also bought some black fuzzy trim for the ends, also super cheap. I cut the burlap to the width I wanted, adding an inch or so to each side for good measure. I ironed it and got to work.
I used my Silhouette to cut out some stencil shapes onto freezer paper. Freezer paper is a miracle of crafting... cut out a stencil on it, iron it to your fabric shiny side down, and it stays until you take it off. AMAZING. For my spooky stencil, I found a graveyard shape and made it happen.
Once I did that, I used acrylic paint on the stenciled burlap. I used a piece of cardboard underneath because burlap is all hole-y.
Watch the miracle as I take off the freezer paper...
Did you hear angels singing? 'Cause they did.
I did the same stencil on the other side for symmetry... symmetry is very important. And I added some bats all over the place 'cause they're spooky too.
Once I had all my stenciling done, I added some lining to the back. I used a cheap sheet from Goodwill and used heat bond to attach it. I also hemmed the sides with the heat bond. Simple. The last part was adding the trim to the ends, which I did with some hot glue... NO SEWING ON THIS PROJECT AT ALL.
And then, just as quickly as it started, it was done.
I love it.... so simple and so cute. It's perfect for my little table!