Kraft paper runners or burlap runners?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmm…  if you want to bring in a bit of different texture – I’d go with burlap.  You can also make the burlap more feminine with ruffles, if you want.  I vote for burlap, but I could be partial because I’m using burlap too!

Here’s a link to a tutorial I posted for burlap runners: HERE.

You’re also welcome to check out my blog for inspiration, as we have a similar rustic vibe going: rustic-country-folksy.blogspot.com

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I like how the kraft paper was cut in your last picture… that would take FOREVER though, so I wouldn’t do that….

I might be worried that the burlap would be too much contrast with the black and white. I’m not a huge fan of mixing black and brown and maybe the kraft paper wouldn’t be so different since it’s already being used in your decor and invites.  Although, you could get oyster colored burlap too, which is lighter.

tough decision.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like burlap – just because they’re a little more fun than kraft paper, plus you’re using kraft paper in a varity of ways so using burlap will add another texture (especially since your using kraft for your favor lables).

I think if you have the resources and time to DIY them you totally should.

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Bumble bee

I had the same decision to make!! :)

I just couldn’t let go of the idea of the Kraft paper with the crayons/markers on the table to write with. too cute.. so I am covering the tables with kraft paper and using cream burlap runners.

BUT — you already have your white linens chosen (which will look excellent)… if $ is not too big of an issue, I like the burlap better. But the Kraft paper is going to run you A LOT cheaper.. Check out http://www.uline.com/BL_1951/Kraft-Paper-Rolls

Including shipping, the kraft roll was less than $50 to have runners for every single table for me. AND – it would be precut to the width you need!

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Bumble bee

Oh, I have searched high and low for pics of paper covered tables with no avail. I got the idea from a friend (wish I could take credit! lol), sometimes I think I would be happier with regular linens, but this is just soooo much cheaper and our budget is pretty tiny.

I am doing mason jar centerpieces so I’ve asked a friend to keep baby food jars and I am putting the crayons in them. (I figure 1 jar per two people).

I have checked eBay.com for crayons and you can get them in bulk for pretty cheap! I have considered making some type of label for the jars, but I have no clue what it would say??

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

burlap would look more formal than the paper I think.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think either burlap or kraft paper could have the same effect. Obviously you would have to go for the kraft paper if you want people to be able to write on it.

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