Wednesday, August 15, 2012

wedding: something old (burlap) ...

This week's featured bride texted me one early morning last winter with an unusual discovery - she had found a bag with endless yards of clean burlap on her San Francisco street corner! Then the estimated $500 question: should she take it? YES!! Imagine the wedding possibilities!


We quickly put our heads together to create simple DIY burlap table runners from this pot of burlap gold. When I laid out the fabric and used the measurements based on the table's width, I easily cut four runners at one time.  (Note: burlap is a top four outside toy. Keep vacuum close.)


I simply cut the runners in as straight of a line as I possibly could, then ironed the burlap, and went back to clean up the messy lines. After cutting out the runners, there was plenty of burlap leftover to create a banner (or two), cover a not-so-attractive pot and for future projects!


Once everything was cut and ironed, I pulled out a string or two from the edges to give it a more rustic look. There's no need to sew anything! The end result was fabulous - simple burlap runners on off white linens really gave this tablescape a unique and bright look.


debbie

5 comments :

  1. Before I met Debbie I NEVER would have picked burlap up off the street... but it sure was a pot of gold!

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    1. Debbie really does bring out the thrifty, crafty gal in everyone. Congrats, Aliza!! Can't wait to see more photos of your big day.

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  2. OH MY GOSH - I can't believe it was on the street corner. SF is so magical! The white + burlap is so perfect for this gorgeous setting!

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  3. I love that story. Girls, the runner looks great! Cant wait for more posts.

    Nina

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