Make a Christmas Table Runner

An easy-to-make burlap Christmas runner can be spot-cleaned if anything spills during the meal.

Paint a table runner


  • Burlap, 20" wide and 3' longer than table 
  • Ruler 
  • Masking or painter’s tape 
  • Red and green acrylic paint 
  • 2 flat paintbrushes, ½" wide and 1½" wide

Pull threads on each side of burlap to create fringed edges.

Lay on flat surface. Decide how many stripes you want, as well as the width of each stripe. Use masking tape to mark off pattern.

Fill in stripes with paint. Let dry, then remove tape.