Holy schmoly, it's November already. This year just flew by, didn't it? The bright side to that is of course, the holidays are right around the corner. Jo-Ann's Fabric asked me to create a Thanksgiving tablescape to celebrate the holiday and I agreed, after jumping up and down at the chance to make something super-cute.
A quick trip to Jo-Ann's and I had my supplies:
Do you see that burlap? It has pumpkins on it... in orange and gold. SO CUTE I CAN HARDLY STAND IT. I've not found it any place besides Jo-Ann's, so head on out there folks.
I decided to make a runner with my adorbs pumpkin burlap. If you have never worked with burlap, there's a trick to cutting it in a straight line: Grab one of the threads at the end and pull.
I find this therapeutic, really. Once you've pulled the entire length of string, you'll see a line where you can cut.
Easy-schmeasy. I cut the burlap to size, adding a half an inch to the long ends and two inches to the short ends. For the long ends, I just pulled more burlap strands...
...to give it a frayed 1/2" edge. For the short ends, I did the same thing, but for two inches instead. And then, I tied the strands together.
And that, my bloggy friends, is what they call a 'no-sew table runner'. I love it when there's a name for it.
Look how pretty!
Once that was done, I took my candles and loaded them up in some glassware.
And then added my floral decorations. So simple!
I love how it turned out. It was so easy too, and didn't take long at all. I almost feel like one of those real bloggers. :)
Check out some other great projects at the Jo-Ann's website, here. There are so many great projects out there, and when you pick your favorite, use this 50% off coupon to get your supplies for a steal!