{No-Sew Burlap Table Runner}

{No-Sew Burlap Table Runner}

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday, hoping to take advantage of the 80% off Thanksgiving and Fall decor sale they have right now.  I was super bummed to see that the one shelf that housed these items hardly had anything left!  Oh well, late to the party, I suppose.

I decided to head home (empty handed, yes…empty handed from a craft store trip….shocking, right?!) and looked through my crafting supplies.  There had to be a way to make some kind of table runner without my sewing machine (it’s still getting fixed).

I gathered the following supplies, plus my trusty glue gun, and got to work.

I don’t have exact measurements for the burlap and linen material I used as a liner.  I simply cut them until I felt they fit right with my table size!  I like to make table runners that don’t hang over the edges as a certain 16 month old would immediately try to pull it down.  All of the other supplies were leftover from my Fall Mantel and my Ruffled Burlap Wreath, both of which are still on display (until this weekend when I plan to start decorating for Christmas)!

I used a few dabs of hot glue on the corners and sides of the linen fabric to line the back of the burlap.  I figured that would eliminate some of the mess that comes with burlap and create a smoother surface on the bottom side.  The linen didn’t go all the way to the edges of the burlap as I wanted to pull a few strands off from each side to make the burlap fray.

Once the linen fabric was secured, I pulled a few strands of the burlap off of each side to create a frayed look.  I then added some Fall leaves and cute felt pumpkins (both originally found at Hobby Lobby) in two of the corners to give the table runner some color.  I used my hot glue gun to attach everything!

This is one of the easiest projects I’ve ever made!  The whole table runner took maybe 10 minutes after my glue gun heated up!  I love the simplicity of it and know it will be the perfect addition to our table at Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday!

Have a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow!  If you are looking to link up to Keep Calm & Link Up tomorrow evening, we will be partying, just a bit later than usual.  Stop by at 9 PM EST to link up this week!

I’ll be linking up at these fantastic parties.

About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Handmade Halloween Features}

{Handmade Halloween Features}

Oh wow!  We had some serious partying going on this month during the Handmade Halloween Party that I hosted with Adrianne & Kara!

Can you imagine if all of us crazy bloggers were able to get together and have one big Halloween Bash?  Or if we all lived in the same neighborhood to host a gigantic Trick-or-Treat party!?  Those kids would get the most creative Halloween candy and creations EVER!  {And we’d probably drive our poor husbands crazy with all of our collaborative projects}!

To celebrate Halloween today, I wanted to take a moment {or two} to feature some of my favorite projects, crafts, and recipes that were linked up this month!

In no particular order, they are…

Mummy Candy Bars by Artsy Fartsy Mama

Raven Inspired Halloween Porch by Create.Craft.Love

Halloween Mantel by 52 Mantels

Enter if You Dare Display by Sweet Boutique Home

Eyeball Bouquet by Crafts ‘n Coffee

No Sew Halloween Pennants by One Creative Mommy

Halloween Wreath by Sarah Dawn Desgins

Chalkboard Signs by A Night Owl

BOO Bowling Game by It’s Written on the Wall

If you’d like to pin any of these ideas, please visit the owner’s blog by clicking on the link above the photo! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed the features and the party this month!  Remember, all projects linked up will now be added to the Holiday Ideas menu located above my header!  You can look back to be inspired all year long!

Tomorrow I’ve got another holiday themed link party coming your way…think turkey! :)

Happy Halloween!

About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Handmade Halloween Features & Guest Post}

{Handmade Halloween Features & Guest Post}

I”m sharing a guest post today over at Linky Here promoting the Handmade Halloween party with all of their readers.  In case you aren’t familiar with Linky Here, you must pay them a visit!  It’s a great resource to find the latest and greatest link parties available to bloggers!

Some fun projects that each of the co-hosts have shared so far this month at the Handmade Halloween Party include:

{Wood & Wine Cork Pumpkin} from Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home

{Mummy Action Figure} from Happy Hour Projects

{Little Pumpkin Crochet Pattern} from Petals to Picots

And some of my favorites linked up so far to the party this month are:

{Halloween Candy Bowl} from Create.Craft.Love

 {EEK! Witchy Jars} from Artsy Fartsy Mama 

{Halloween Witch Hat Banner} from Stubbornly Crafty

Please come join in on the Halloween fun this month!

We’d love to see all of your wonderful ideas at the Handmade Halloween Party!

 

About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Burlap Fall Banner & Mantel Reveal}

{Burlap Fall Banner & Mantel Reveal}

As mentioned before, burlap is the bomb!  I used it to make a banner for my son’s first birthday party, as a background for my Menu Planner Board, and most recently in my Ruffled Burlap Wreath for the Fall.

I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a fresh new banner for a Fall mantel I had in mind.  To make the banner you’ll need…

Burlap Fall Banner

4 pieces of burlap cut to the same size for F A L L

2 pieces of burlap cut to the same size for Fall embellishments

jute twine

Fall embellishments (leaves, a Fall stem, etc…)

black sharpie

glue gun/hot glue

surface to place under the burlap when you write

Now, if I had a fancy shmancy Silhouette I could have made a super cute banner, maybe using vinyl and some chalkboard paper, but me + Silhouette = no go (for now).  Luckily I’ve got some really nice, teacher handwriting.

I honestly just free-handed the letters, trying to make them look as centered and as even as possible.  I think I did a pretty good job considering.

For the end pieces, I hot glued a couple of leaves that I had in my Fall storage bin and a little wooden pumpkin to each piece of burlap.  I also pulled out a few strands of burlap on each piece, so they’d look a little tattered.

To attach the banner pieces to the jute twine, I didn’t do any measuring.  Who needs that extra step anyway?

I simply laid out the banner in front of my mantel, spaced things out how I felt I wanted them, and hot glued each burlap piece to the twine.  I wrapped the top of the burlap a bit so that it stuck well.

Once I had the banner hung (I just wrapped each end around the item on the mantel that was the furthest on each side), I then added leaves and pieces of a Fall floral stem where I thought it looked good.

Soon I had this beautiful

Burlap Fall Banner & Mantel

I LOVE the simplicity of it.

Those birds were actually from hubby’s grandparent’s house.  We get tons of compliments on them all the time.  I think they’re pretty cool!

I also added my jute twine wrapped beer bottles with some Fall stems I found in my storage bin, a $1.50 grapevine pumpkin from Target that I fancied up with an orange ribbon, our wine cork collection {we’ve been collecting for four years now}, and a vase filled with wine corks and a few Fall stems as well.  In fact, the only item I actually bought was the little grapevine pumpkin from Target.  So this mantel was totally refreshed by only spending $1.50…SCORE!

Are you on the burlap train with me?  Or are you over it?

What have you done with your mantel this Fall season?

Leave a comment or two, I’d love to hear your ideas!

I’ll be partying here all week!

Show & Tell Wednesday @ SNAP!


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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

{Pumpkin Features from the Great Pumpkin Party}

{Pumpkin Features from the Great Pumpkin Party}

Can you believe September has come to an end?!  Hopefully the weather is cooling off in your neck of the woods (it has a little bit here in Georgia, but we still have the occasional hot afternoon).  I wanted to take a moment to feature some of my favorite projects from…

The Great Pumpkin Party

If you remember, this was a month long link party that I hosted with Happy Hour Projects and One Artsy Mama for anything and everything PUMPKIN!

Here are some of my favorites:

{Pumpkin Wreath} from Tales of the Scotts

I love that this is made out of felt!  Eva is right, it’s so versatile, colorful, and cheap!  It makes decorating on a budget look good!

{Fall Shabby Pumpkin} from Sarah Dawn Designs

Yes, that pumpkin is made from a roll of toilet paper covered in jute twine!  I bet you have everything you need to make that little cutie already, too!

{Pumpkin Totem} from Mollie’s Mom

What a great idea!  Use old burner covers, paint can lids, or pizza pans to create super cute and unique pumpkin faces!  Attach three or more vertically, and presto…an instant Pumpkin Totem, perfect for your front porch or entryway!

{Pumpkin Spice Latte} from Crafty Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy

Yes, I’m guilty of having bought a few pumpkin spice lattes already this  month at Starbucks.  No, I do not like the price one bit!  Macy has a much more affordable (not to mention lower calorie) version!  She uses pumpkin spice kisses!  Have you ever seen these at the store!?  they are delish!!

{Glittered Pumpkins} from Thrifty Crafty Girl

Use some good ole’ Elmer’s school glue and fall colored glitters to make pumpkins pop this season!  L-O-V-E!!

All projects linked up to the Great Pumpkin Party are now conveniently located in my {Holiday Ideas} menu.  You can click back there all season long to get some pumpkin inspiration!  After all, pumpkin decor, recipes, and crafts can be used through Thanksgiving!

Enjoy {and thanks for linking up with us this year}!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.