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Get ready for Thanksgiving with cleaning tips and a Thanksgiving Craft for Adults!
There really is so much to do to get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. Even if this year will be a quiet at-home event without all of the friends and family, you still want to make it feel festive!
Today we will be sharing how to make a Fringed Burlap Table Runner, matching Placemats, and some of my favorite cleaning supplies to get ready for the big day!
Thanksgiving Crafts Ideas for Adults:
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The burlap I used is a beautiful cream color and actually has strands of gold throughout. It really is very pretty.
Burlap is beautiful and natural but can be a pain to work with especially if you want all of the sides to look even. The threads never seem to run perfectly straight so when you cut and begin pulling your fringed ends will all be different lengths.
I am going to show you how to get burlap fringe perfectly even for a gorgeous table runner.
How to Make a Fringed Burlap Table Runner:
This table runner is going to be about 12 inches wide and 48 inches long.
This burlap fabric has a 54-inch width. Cut a piece that is about 16 inches wide and the length of the fabric.
Begin by pulling threads out one by one, working on one side at a time.
This is one side of my table runner and you can see how on the end of the side the fringe is 2 1/2 inches long and on the other it is not quite 1 inch.
When you trim all of the fringe to the same length, it squares up the strip.
To cut the fringe evenly, cut a strip of paper the same width as the desired fringe length. Use that paper as a guide moving it along the edge of the fabric and trimming the fringe so it is all the same length.
Repeat on the opposite side of the table runner. Although this time, continue pulling until your solid/un-pulled burlap is to your desired width. Then square up by trimming the fringe to 3/4-inch using the same paper strip as a guide.
I wanted the ends of the table runner to have a longer fringe so I trimmed those edges to have a 3-inch fringe.
Tip: Use a come to untangle the fringes for a nice and straight fringe trim.
There will be fibers and threads everywhere as you work on this project, so be prepared to sweep and or vacuum when you are finished. 🙂
You will love how your table looks when your new table runner is is laid out. Add a nice centerpiece to the center and your table is set!
You can also use this same method to create matching placemats.
The finished dimensions of my placemats are 12 x 18 inches, so the piece I started with was about 15×21 inches.
Now that my table is all set, the next thing I need to do to get ready is to clean!
Our Favorite Cleaners:
Cleaning is not my favorite part of getting ready for the holidays, but when I have the right tools I can get the job done quickly and effectively.
I went to my local store and purchased some new cleaning supplies to help make the cleaning task a bit easier. But of course, you can shop online too.
Our Crafting Essentials List:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!
- Keep those started project supplies organized and separated with Stacking Plastic Baskets. I always work on more than 1 project at a time and these baskets really help me from losing supplies.
- Gold Sparkle Burlap
- Cut a piece that is about 16 inches wide and the width of the fabric.
- Begin by pulling threads out one by one, working on one side at a time.
- To cut the fringe evenly, cut a strip of paper the same width as the desired fringe length. Use that paper as a guide moving it along the edge of the fabric and trimming the fringe so it is all the same length.
- Repeat on the opposite side of the table runner. Although this time, continue pulling until your solid/un-pulled burlap is to your desired width. Then square up by trimming the fringe to 3/4-inch using the same paper strip as a guide.
- The ends of the have a 3-inch fringe. Repeats the steps for the side fringe just cutting the fringe longer.