One of the things I really love to do is to change the look of my home for the seasons. I don't really decorate for Halloween any more as I don't have little ones at home, but more of a fall harvest theme. That way my decorations can stay up clear through Thanksgiving. Last year I made these great birch bark pumpkins and wanted to display them with a more natural look so I decided to make a burlap table runner for the dinning room table. Burlap is cheap, cheap, cheap, but kind of icky to work with. It is so scratchy and makes me sneeze.
I cut my table runner the width and length that I wanted. In this case it is about 17" wide by 72" long. Next I stitched a row of stitching all the way around about 1" in. This will stop the fraying once I start making the fringe along the sides. I used masking tape to outline a stripe a couple of inches in and about 1/2" wide. Then using a stencil brush I painted the stripe a soft black with acrylic paint.
Once the lettering was dry, I began pulling the threads of the burlap to create a fringe all the way around the edge. (Don't look at the mis-matched chairs, one of my chairs broke beyond repair so until I find a replacement this little old thing will have to do.)
I love the way this turned out and how it works so nicely with my birch bark pumpkins.
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