How to Make a Burlap Spiderweb Table Runner
Some people like scary movies.
And scary roller coasters.
And scary stories.
And scary Halloween decorating.
If you are one of the scary movie, roller coaster, frightening story, scary Halloween decorating crowd….I applaud you.
You are so much braver than me.
I like movies where the guy really likes the girl all along and they get together at the end and I like the swing ride at the amusement park and stories that end with happily ever after.
And I like my Halloween decorating cute.
I like pumpkins that smile and orange and black polka dots and friendly owls and black cats and bats that don’t look real.
And cute spiders with cute spider webs.
Burlap, white pumpkins and fake spiders.
That’s about as scary as it gets 🙂
Burlap Spiderweb Table Runner
Oil-based black paint pen marker
Cute black spiders (I twisted mine off of the top of rings)
Straight-edge to draw lines
1. Make your burlap table runner.
You can sew it or just cut it and fringe the edges.
Or maybe you have a burlap runner just lying around that you got at a yard sale.
Or you can do what I did (see step 2).
2. If you don’t want to sew or fringe or raid your yard sale stack….make a burlap runner with fusible tape.
Simply cut a strip of burlap a foot longer than the length of your table.
Fold over a 1/2″ flap around on all sides.
Add fusible tape and iron again.
3. Using an oil-based paint pen draw a 10″ straight line from the edge of your fabric.
I went with the oil-based paint pen instead of a regular Sharpie because they told me at Michael’s that this paint pen was washable.
I’m glad I did.
It really holds up so much better than a regular Sharpie.
4. Continue drawing lines radiating out from the center point
I drew seven lines for a half a web.
I also made webs at the corner and made five lines.
5. Connect the lines at the top.
Leave a small part of the web sticking out at the top.
6. Fill one section of web with crisscrossing lines.
Alternate directions and connect some of the lines to mimic a spider’s web.
7. Continue this same pattern with the remainder of the sections of the web.
8. Draw lines down from the web and hot glue spiders to the end.
9. Add a spider trim to the end of the runner.
Take two of the spider’s legs and insert them through the burlap.
10. Hot glue the legs down to hold in place.
Add another spider four inches over from the first spider.
Repeat the same steps for the next spider.
11. Continue until you have all your spider trim completed.
I used nine spiders for each end of the runner.
That’s it. You’re done!
I love happy endings.
Like the one where the wedding planner ends up marrying the cute doctor who saved her when her shoe gets caught in the hole in the concrete.
Like the one where the girl meets this incredible billionaire who asks her to spend the week with him and then falls in love with her and drives up to her apartment in a limo and climbs the fire escape to rescue her.
Like the one where the blogger who liked cute Halloween decorating met her spiders and burlap and white pumpkins and hot glue…..
…..and they all lived happily ever after 🙂
PS If you love burlap as much as I do….check out all of my other burlap projects here!