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Burlap or linen table runner

This charming table runner features flowers that give it a contemporary touch. The runner is made from durable burlap fabric that’s covered in fun stencilled patterns.

Burlap is a strong and affordable home decor material. The fibres accept paint easily, and any slight imperfections in your paint job will simply enhance its rustic look.

You will need:

Acrylic craft paint
Stencil brush
Stencil - or make your own
Piece of cardboard
Piece of wax paper
Pins
Spray adhesive

Here's how:

Step 1

To get started, place cardboard and wax paper under the burlap. Pin the fabric to hold it taut. If you want to pre-position the stencil locations, use a chalk pencil to make light marks.

Step 2
Lightly spray adhesive on the back of the stencil. Let it dry for a couple of minutes, so the bond will be temporary.

Carefully position the stencil over the pattern’s chalk marks (inset). Place the stencil on the burlap, and press it down.

Step 3
Dab paint on the stencil with a stencil brush. Be sure to apply the paint evenly and fill in all of the openings. After the paint has set up for a few minutes, gently pull up the stencil.

 

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