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Make an Easy Halloween Ribbon Table Runner!!

Happy Monday!

Giveaway Monday is coming up tomorrow. Today, I have a special treat for you.

I am taking part in a FESTIVE holiday collaboration with NINE other bloggers, sharing tips and ideas for HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING IDEAS — from food and drinks, to decorations and etiquette. This Holiday Series will share great entertaining ideas from Halloween through the Holiday Season!!

I’d love to share a simple and easy easy Ribbon Table Runner.

You can make this runner for any holiday, simply by changing out the color and pattern of ribbons. All it takes are a few basic materials to make!

Here’s how to make one:

  1. Pick out some ribbon.
  2. Cut a length of burlap. I used the lightest burlap I could find. I made my table runner 72-inches in length. Make yours about 12 inches longer than your table length.I also made the burlap runner about 24 inches in width.
  3. Cut the ribbon to the same width as your burlap fabric.
  4. Lay the ribbon out on the burlap fabric.
  5. Pin the ribbon on the fabric.
  6. Sew the ribbon onto the fabric. And if you don’t have a sewing machine, you can use iron-on Stitch Witchery or fabric glue. I used my sewing machine and I also used different types of stitches, straight and zig-zag.
  7. Fray the edges of your runner.

You’re done!!!

You can also switch the colors and patterns of ribbon up and make different ones for:

  • Thanksgiving — golds, reds and browns…

  • Christmas — Red and Green….

  • Valentine’s Day — Reds and Pinks….

  • St. Patrick’s Day — Greens….

  • Easter & Spring — Pastels….

  • Or make one to match your decor with YOUR colors!!

Make one and bring some COLOR into your table decor!!!

 {you can find my Dollar Store Glitter Pumpkin Tutorial here}

And, be sure to check out these wonderful Holiday Ideas:

Housewife Bliss  |  Planning the Perfect Halloween Party
Celebrations at Home | Dress Up Your Drinks for Halloween
The Gracious Girl  |  Halloween Parties Dos and TaBoos!
With Style & Grace | Sweet Treats for Halloween Entertaining
The TomKat Studio | How to Make an Adorable Halloween Sign + Free Printable
Second Street Soiree | How to Host an Oyster Roast
Home, Life & You Style | A Halloween Party in the Woods
The Partybluprints Blog  |  Get Corny This Halloween!


Plus, Join us on Twitter this Thursday, October 13th 8pm EST for #HolidayHQ chat – a Halloween roundup with some ideas, recipes & tips from top crafting, foodie & entertaining experts — It’s going to be FUN!!!!

 PS — Make some Pumpkin Animals this month!!

I’m sharing 14 of my favorite Pumpkin Animal ideas at the New Home Ec today :)

Most require no carving – awesome!!

And, don’t forget to ENTER TO WIN  to win a delightful Geography Love Pillow from Erin @  In Between Laundry!!

You can order Erin’s Custom Geography Pillows Here.

Have a Happy Monday!!!!


 I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!


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  1. What a beautiful table runner. I love the idea of making one for each holiday. I would love for you to stop by and link up your project to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up. I also have a link party for Halloween projects only at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/09/trick-or-treat-link-party.html that I would love for you to link up to as well.


  2. This is SUCH a cute idea, Jen!! I’m such a sucker for fun ribbon!

  3. HI Jen, I am here from the drawing board. Some really great things on this blog. Love this ribbon runner. So cute and easy.

  4. Love your glitter pumpkins. Where did you find the glitter spray paint?? I have been going crazy and can’t find it.

  5. So cute!!! And you know its my kind of project if you can do it without a sewing machine! 😉 Love the glitter pumpkins too!

    • Denissa » Thanks Denissa!!! I love an easy hour project!! How are you?? I hope things are going great for you guys!!!


  6. would you please tell me the name of the font “Halloween Ribbon table runner”? Thanks

  7. What a pretty runner! I need to make a new runner…mine is getting old. Love the ribbon–pretty and c colorful without being overdone. :)

    • Thanks Amanda!! And so easy to make :) I hope you are having a great week so far my friend!


  8. Great idea that everyone can do!

  9. HI darling, I love this idea, so simple yet makes such an impact. I just adore having you on the #HolidayHQ and can’t wait for you to share your talented and creative links with everyone on Twitter this Thursday.

    All the best, Coryanne

    • Coryanne!

      Thanks for setting this up. Such a fun event. I adored your post too. You are amazing!! I am excited about Thursday too!


  10. I love this look – fun yet not overdone!

  11. Okay I have to ask where you got the cute little cupcake glass stand from that is holding the bronze pumpkin? I recently found the same exact one at goodwill and fell in love with it, and I’ve been curious as to where it’s from incase they still have them…I want another one! 😉 Thanks.

    • Hi Rebecca!

      I just love that little stand! I bought it at Hobby Lobby last year. I just saw them there the other day if you want to pick another one up. I love the edges of it and the size :)


  12. Great combination of colors and patterns. It doesn’t scream Halloween, which I appreciate!

    • Thanks jen!!

      I love the polka dots. And I wanted to make a runner all in black and white to match the rest of my Halloween decor, but I felt it needed a little more color to make it a bit more festive :) Thanks for the sweet comment. I loved your Oyster Roast post. What a great party idea!


  13. This is a great idea! I have tons of ribbons in a box and now I know what to do with them! You rock as usual, Jen!

    • It’s so easy to make! I just used ribbon that I had on hand and since I already had burlap — it ended up being a free project, which is always nice :) Thanks for your sweet comment Cynthia!


  14. Hey Jen,
    Cute table runner. I just did a project (this weekend) with three of those dollar pumpkins. It isn’t posted yer BUT I recognized them.

    Love the glittery pumpkins too.


  15. How cute! I’m all about easy/quick DIY (And Pretty, to boot!)

    P.s. how adorable are those hedgehog pumpkins!?? VERY!

  16. So creative, I love it!

  17. Cute!!!! Do you have any tips on using burlap? I always get the fibers everywhere and when I try to fray the edge, it ends of looking jagged – not a clean fringe. Drives me nuts, so I tend to stay away from it. :(

    • Hi Laura!

      Burlap is a little messy when you cut it. A tip that I have found is when you figure out where you want to cut the burlap, find the end of a piece of the burlap thread and pull it out. It creates a space so you can see where to cut it so it’s even. And then when you fray the edges they will be even. And then if you think it will unravel too much, you can put some “Fray Stop” on it. Or, I like to use the same color thread and sew along the edges of the fray and that will keep the edges fron fraying further :)


  18. What a great idea using the ribbon! Simple and easy :)

    • Thanks Jessica!! It is a super simple project and fast too!! Have a super week my friend!!