Rustic Burlap Table Chargers with BurlapFabric.com
I love discovering new craft suppliers and supplies, so when I was approached by the lovely folks at BurlapFabric.com asking me to try out some of their burlap and fabrics and share about it, I said yes. I need to do some spring cleaning out in the Craft Shack to make room for more fun new craft supplies. It’s nearly bursting at the seams! There’s always room for a little more stuff when it comes to craft supplies though, right? haha! I love burlap, and burlap projects, and I’ve actually had this project in mind for awhile now and I just hadn’t gotten around to starting it yet. So it was quite the coincidence when they reached out about collaborating on a post. Using some large wood rounds, burlap, lace, and shiny lame fabric I made some fun rustic glam chargers for a table setting. It was quick, and easy, and can change the whole look of the table. This could be an amazing project if you’re planning a rustic wedding anytime soon. They were so fast and easy to make, and they’d make great centerpiece bases as well as chargers.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own burlap and wood table chargers:
- 14″ wood round (I used a Walnut Hollow Gallery Clock Surface)
- Burlap (15″ x 15″ cut per charger)
- Lace ribbon
- Lame Fabric
- Hot Glue
- Mod Podge Glue
You need a square of burlap fabric that’s just slightly larger than your wood base. I used a Gallery Clock surface from Walnut Hollow (of course) because it was large enough to hold a full size plate setting. The hole in the center of the wood surface doesn’t matter since you’ll be covering it up anyway. My wood round had a 14 inch diameter, so I used a 15″ square of burlap to cover it.
Spread a generous layer of glue (I used Decoupage glue in Matte) on the wood round and lay your burlap fabric down over the glue. Press down to smooth the burlap out evenly over the glue. Let it dry completely.
Trim the edges of the burlap around the wood round using your scissors.
Time to add some fun variations! I wanted to add some metallic element to my rustic burlap and wood rounds so I used a beautiful coppery Lame fabric from the folks at BurlapFabric. Place the wood round on the metallic fabric, and trace the circle.
Cut it out, and then cut the circle of fabric in half (or quarters, or strips… however you’d like to do it). Use hot glue to attach your fabric to the burlap covered wood round. I added some lace too, and also did a few chargers just with the lace ribbon.
*Tip: Use a craft stick to smooth the lace onto the hot glue without burning your fingers.
Trim any ribbon or fabric edges that hang over the edge of the wood round.
Set your beautiful table! Instead of using a place mat, I like the dimension the wood round adds to the setting. The 14″ wood round was big enough to accommodate a full size dinner plate with about an inch overlap around the entire plate.
I made a video to show you step by step how I finished mine: