DIY Basket Weave Ribbon Table Runner
Join me as I show you how to craft a DIY Basket Weave Ribbon Table Runner out of leftover holiday ribbon remnants for a pretty fall table runner.
This season I wanted to share my DIY Basket Weave Ribbon Table Runner that I created with remenates of left over ribbon from various holidays. The inspiration for this tablescape and the runner comes from this fun little plaid sign I found last season at my local Tractor Supply Outlet on clearance. In fact I found an entire set of cute things there to make this entire little table setting. Look at how sweet theses little tea towels are with the apples, and I think at this point, basket case is pretty humorous for this year. Even though I purchased them fall at the end of season, who knew right?It was an entire set with pillows, towels, the sign and baskets and it was all too cute to pass up. So I squirreled it away for the fall, unknowing at the time of what this year would hold, and 2020 has certainly brought out the “basketcase” side of things, so I figured might as well just go with it. Of course apples are not a new concept for fall as I did a post on Apple Picking and themed table on it a few years ago, I called my Bushel and Peck tablescape, and apples are always popular around back to school as well.
For the DIY table runner I wanted something custom to match the rest of the set and specifically the wall sign. I just knew that this would not be something I would just be able to easily match up and with the way shopping has been lately it felt like it need to be a runner that would be created to be a custom match.I have created many custom designed table runners over the years like my fall DIY Penny Table Runner from a couple of seasons ago, pre coin shortage to which we made a table completely out of copper pennies which were all reclaimed at the end of the season. I also showed a very simple honeycomb DIY table runner for my Honey Bee Tablescape this spring with gold spray painted chicken wire.So creating a woven basket weave table runner from remnants ribbon to match the color story of a basket weave wall sign was not going to be out the realm of possibility this season at all.
HOW TO DIY A BASKET WEAVE RUNNER:
The supplies you will need:
- Masonite Board 12″ w x 60″ L ( your length may vary based on your table)
- Staple Gun with 1/4″ staples or Hot Glue Gun
- Lots of Ribbon Matching Your Inspiration Piece (at least 4-5 bolts with 3 yards each)
This is actually a perfect project to use old ribbon that you have accumulated from holiday decor they may be cut into piece from christmas trees, bows or garlands. The small strips may seem unuseable for most projects but are perfect for weaving in a flat application.
*Designer Tip- If your ribbon is wrinkly from a bow you can iron at a very low temp under a damp towel with stream to remove wrinkles. but not the glitter or glue. Once you have your color layout of ribbon in varing sizes and colors use a rubber band to hold the ends in place to get your lengths and cut ribbon 1″ past the length of your board for tucking and stapling.
The rubber bands on each end will hold the ribbon in place when flip the board over to tuck and staple the ends. Once you have the long pieces in place then you will layout the horizontal pieces which are much shorter. Using a over under method of weaving on every other row you can create your very own version of a basket weave. Leaving the same 1″ tail to tuck tuck and staple along the back. Note you can also use a hot glue gun for the securing method which might hide the staples on some the areas a little bit better, I did notice that the thinner satin ribbons had a tendency to show the staples where the thicker velvet ribbons did not. PIN ME for later and be sure to follow us on Pinterest at Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS