Woven Ribbon Table Runner
While I love really detailed, and intricate projects, sometimes you just need a fast craft! I love this woven ribbon table runner because it’s simple, easy, and super fast to put together, and it looks so cute on a Halloween table.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Woven Ribbon Table Runner:
Cut your felt to size. For my table runner I used a piece of black felt fabric. I cut it 12 inches by 68 inches. It is long enough to span the length of my table. Adjust this to your own personal preferences if you need it longer, or shorter.
Cut your ribbons. I used three different ribbons. My black ribbon, and Orange ribbon were 2 3/8 inch ribbon. The white ribbon is 1.5 inch ribbon.
*Cut 5 pieces of black ribbon 70 inches long each. These will run the entire length of your table runner.
*For the Orange ribbon, you will need 17 pieces cut 14 inches each
*For the white ribbon (the thinner one) you will need 16 pieces cut 14 inches each. I used the white ribbon on the back side of the runner as well to cover the pieces I secured there, in a frame. If you do the same, you will also need two 68 inch pieces of white ribbon, and 2 12 inch pieces.
If you’ve adjusted the length of the felt piece, you will need to adjust the ribbon as well. I add 1 inch ribbon clearance extra for each side. So if my table runner is 68 inches long, my long ribbons will need to be 70 inches. If you shorten it to 50 inches, you will need long ribbons that are 52 inches long. I hope that makes sense! A shorter runner will also need fewer cross pieces.
Line up your long ribbons to match your felt fabric piece. The five pieces of ribbon should fit the 12 inch fabric perfectly. Tuck the ends of each ribbon onto the back side of the felt and use hot glue to glue in place.
Alternating Orange and White, weave your short ribbon pieces into the long black ribbons. Gluing them in place as you go for a nice snug fit. Each of the short ribbons should have an extra 1 inch on each side so you can fold them over to the back and glue them in place on the back side of the felt. Continue until you cover the entire runner.
After all of the weaving is done, and glued into place, flip the table runner over. You will see all of the glued ends. You could leave it just like that, or you can do what I did and add a ribbon frame on the back side to cover some of those ends. I used the white ribbon again. 2 pieces that were the same length as the runner (68 inches) and two pieces that were the same width (12 inches). Glue them down over the cut ribbon ends in a frame around the woven ribbon table runner.
I love the bright pop of fun Halloween color the woven ribbon adds to the table! I also love how versatile this craft could be. You could use any three ribbon colors and customize it to match any home decor or holiday. Red, white, and green for traditional Christmas colors! Burlap ribbon and lace ribbon for a more elegant/rustic look, so many options! You could also shrink the size down and make place mats to match!
You can check out the super cute dollar store ribbon pumpkin I made here.