added by SMDesign
(11 months ago)
Burlap Table Runner
Problem: Burlap is messy.
Solution: As you start to handle burlap, you immediately discover that the jute fibers get fuzz everywhere. It helps to work with burlap outside. Cleanup will be easier, and the mess has less potential to disturb allergies. If you have to work inside, cover your work surface beforehand and be prepared to vacuum and dust the area afterward. To cut back on fuzz, use a spray bottle to mist water onto the burlap before cutting it. Avoid using nice scissors, as the fuzz can clog up the screw and make slicing difficult.
Design detail: Keep the mess out of your home and designate burlap as outdoor decor only. A strip of burlap down the center of a table makes for a chic table runner. And no worries if food spills; the fabric can easily be replaced.