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Learn how to make a loopy ribbon flower burlap tablerunner
It's springtime and I'm getting ready for the wonderful time ahead. Looking for something a bit different, I was inspired by seeing a group of colorful ribbon at a local craft store. I knew I had to whip something up, something simple, inexpensive, decorative and shouting it's spring! What would that be? A tablerunner, that's what. It's an ultimate expression of the season for décor and entertaining. And by combining the colorful ribbons and my go to fabric, burlap, I created a loopy ribbon flower burlap tablerunner. Here's how:

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  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. No Sew Loopy Ribbon Flower Burlap Table Runner - Step 1
    Step 1

    Since one side of my burlap fabric(2.97 yd.) was already fringed it was a easy decision to make a runner with fringe on all sides. Decide on the length and width (including fringe) based on the table or buffet you want to cover and simply pull a thread out of the burlap to get a straight line. Start pulling additional threads out to fringe the fabric edges. Once done, you can add dots of fabric glue to the corners or edge to prevent further unraveling.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. No Sew Loopy Ribbon Flower Burlap Table Runner - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next cut out six (three on each end) round burlap disks (I used the bottom of a glue container as a pattern) and ironed on heat n bond for stability to glue the ribbon to. Burlap is an open weave and the glue would easily flow to the back of the fabric. Using the disks will prevent this.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. No Sew Loopy Ribbon Flower Burlap Table Runner - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is the pack of ribbon ($1.99) from AC Moore that inspired me to make the loopy ribbon flowers. I cut 3 1/2 inch strips of ribbon folded (loop)for the first row and hot glued them in the 3,6, 9, 12 positions.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. No Sew Loopy Ribbon Flower Burlap Table Runner - Step 4
    Step 4

    Gluing each strip together to form loops, I tried to follow the color layout of the ribbon after gluing the initial four ribbons of the same color.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. No Sew Loopy Ribbon Flower Burlap Table Runner - Step 5
    Step 5

    For the second row, I cut the ribbon into 2 1/2 inch strips and glued them down like the others. Once that row was complete, I cut out another burlap disk like the first, but smaller (1 inch) and glued it to the center to cover the ribbon edges and for a neater look.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. No Sew Loopy Ribbon Flower Burlap Table Runner - Step 6
    Step 6

    For the flower stems I measured where I wanted the flowers placed on the runner overhang and then cut out strips of green ribbon. I put a little hot glue on the bottom end of the ribbon next to the fringe just to get started. Once in place, I glued down the entire ribbon using fabric glue for a smooth look and following the burlap thread for a straight placement.

  • How to make a tablecloth / table runner. No Sew Loopy Ribbon Flower Burlap Table Runner - Step 7
    Step 7

    Glue the three loopy ribbon flower disks in place. Remember to put a protector (I used parchment paper) under the burlap for any glue that might seep through. Repeat the same process for the other end of the runner.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
that's beautiful Happy
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