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Burlap is so “in” in home decor right now, from ruffled drapes to table runners, pillows, and even upholstery! I love the burlap look but there is so much more to burlap than just the traditional brown, grain sack color we're accustomed to. When I saw this bright red burlap fabric  at I immediately thought “Cape Cod Summer”! You can create this DIY summer burlap table cloth with any motif you like – I used lobsters, crabs, and anchors but you can use ants + barbecue grills + picnic baskets or even images of summer fruit for your table cloth.

BurlapFabric - DIY Summer Burlap Table Cloth - Cape Cod - Jennifer Priest Hydrangea Hippo - 2

I imagine this tablecloth being a backdrop to summer parties, barbecues, clam bakes and more! Burlap is durable, folds up easily, and is lightweight, making this tablecloth a great outdoor accessory for your patio or deck.

BurlapFabric - DIY Summer Burlap Table Cloth - Cape Cod - Jennifer Priest Hydrangea iippo

This table cloth is super easy to make. Here's the supplies you'll need:

I cut stencils from 12×12 Sheets of cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo machine by cutting the image in the center of the 12×12 sheet. If you don't have an electronic cutting machine, you can draw or trace the images onto cardstock and cut them out with a craft knife. After the stencils are prepared, lay them on the fabric, about 5″ from the edge, and spray with Fabric Spray Paint. Allow to dry. Then stitch a zig zag stitch around the perimeter of the fabric, about 3″ from the edge of the fabric to hold the woven threads of the burlap in place. Then pull a thread from the burlap to make it fray from the fabric edge up to the zigzag stitch.

 Burlap TableCloth by Hydrangea Hippo

I'll have a tutorial video for this project up on my YouTube channel later this week. I also created a cute little stenciled pouch to hold cutlery for a barbecue, if you didn't want to do it buffet style like I have on the table above.

BurlapFabric - DIY Cutlery Bag - Jennifer Priest Hydrangea Hippo

I'll be posting a tutorial for this project AND the altered frame pictured below, all using fabric from!

BurlapFabric - DIY - Home Decor Frame - Jennifer Priest Hydrangea Hippo

Next I think I am going to make a matching table runner using the runners from

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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