Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rustic Table Runner

This weekend was my friend Claire's birthday party. I have been mulling over this little project for awhile and Claire just happens to have an UH-mazing dining room table... I couldn't resist. I made this Rustic Table Runner to adorn said lovely table.

I had not intended on burlap, but when I came across this at the fabric store, I was sold. I treated the rough jute by soaking it (a number of times) in warm water with laundry detergent to soften the fibers and remove the strong smell. The monogram letters were cut from foam craft sheets: print out the letters on regular paper and use an exacto knife to trace around the letters, cutting directly through to the foam. Then it is just a matter of fraying (or trimming) the edges and stamping the image. 

the beautiful birthday girl... it was a "Dress Like A Tourist" themed party
the much-adored table... full of yummy food!
Lastly, after all that work, make sure your presentation is just as lovely... I opted to use a green ribbon to wrap up my gift. VoilĂ !

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