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$5 + 10 Minute Easy Monogrammed Table Runner

Who knew it was so easy?!  $5 and 10 minutes is all you need to create this beautiful custom monogrammed table runner.

Who knew it was so easy?! $5 and 10 minutes to a custom monogrammed table runner!

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There is not much better than a project you can prep, make, and clean up all well inside half an hour!  Whether you are a busy mom with only nap time to get everything under the sun done, or work full time and are just pooped when you get home this project is so great because it really takes no time, and makes no mess.  This monogrammed table runner is so easy to pull together but has such a perfect custom, high end look to it.

I think this is perfect to change things up from the reversible burlap and lace table runner I have on my table now to something more casual for fall.  It would also be perfect for a wedding or an inexpensive way to decorate and customize at a baby or bridal shower!

All you need for this project is:

  • A stencil in your monogram of choice – I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut mine
  • A burlap table runner- I got mine at Walmart for right at $5, but you can also order this burlap table runner on Amazon for around $6.  I also love this linen runner available for only $3!!
  • Black Sharpie marker – I prefer this size but any will work

All you need to make a quick and easy monogrammed table runner is a stencil, a runner and a sharpie! Love it!

First I cut my monogram out using my Silhouette CAMEO.  It took about 2 minutes to open the software and type the letter M, and size it to scale for my runner.  Since my runner was 12″ wide, it made it really easy to just cut the M on a standard piece of cardstock which is also 12″ wide.  I used the font American Typewriter since I wanted more of a bold typographic look.

This is a perfect inexpensive way to decorate and customize for a wedding or baby or bridal shower!

Next decide where you want your monogram to go on your runner.  I stenciled mine on each end, but you could also choose to do just one in the middle or two offset slightly from the middle.  Measure the distance you want your monogram and lay your stencil down.  I didn’t bother taping it into place since this was so quick and easy, but if your design is more intricate, you might want to do that since Sharpie is not a very forgiving medium.

Monogrammed Burlap Table Rinner is a quick and easy craft with very little prep or clean up. Doesn't get much better than that!

Use your marker to trace along the edges of the stencil until you have gone completely around the design then remove the stencil and fill in the design completely with your Sharpie, making sure that it is evenly filled.

Repeat if desired.

I think that might be the shortest set of directions for a craft I have ever written, but seriously, it is just that easy.  What’s not to love about that!?

This craft is perfect for you if you are NOT crafty! Just $5 and 10 minutes and you have an awesome Monogrammed Burlap Table Runner!


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  1. Stephanie says

    I love this idea! I have seen the burlap runners at my local Walmart, so definitely plan to pick one up. I also wanted to know where you got your apothecary glasses? Thanks!

  2. Rebecca says

    Can you tell me the size of your stencil (in inches)? I don’t have one of those machines and was just going to buy a stencil but need to know what size to buy. I think these would make great Christmas presents.

    • says

      I cut it on a 12×12 in piece of card stock so it was slightly smaller than that. I’m sure a sore bought stencil would work well or if you don’t find what you want then you could print out a letter on card stock and cut with an exact knife

  3. Laiza says


    I’ve looked for a burlap table runner to personalize but haven’t found it at Walmart. I know every Walmart is different, but what section of the store did you find it?

  4. Stephanie says

    Love this, so simple but pretty! I also love your dining table… Do you remember where you bought it? Thanks for the great tutorial!

  5. Mary says

    Love this idea! I have a couple of those runners from Walmart! But my real question is where is your table from?


    • says

      I actually got it at a scratch & dent outlet of Value City furniture when we lived in Ohio 10 years ago and we refinished it. I love the look but those grooves drive me crazy with the crumbs!

  6. Kimberly says

    Hi! I’m an editor for and am writing to request permission to use one of your photos from your table runner tutorial in an upcoming post. We would like to feature this in a round up and would include a backlink and clear credit to you.

    Additionally, we routinely publish round-up style posts on our site and if you’re willing to allow us to use one photo from other posts you’ve done, we would love to add you to our directory of sites to feature. As a bonus, your site would then be on our radar for possible Facebook shares as well.

    Please let me know if this would work for you. Thanks for your consideration!

    • says

      Oh course Kimberly! I am a big fan of the site and am honored to be included and would love to be added to the directory as well. Thanks so much for reaching out!



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